The pharmacologist Anthony Dickenson, world specialist on pain, gives a conference at the UV

  • May 10th, 2017
Anthony Dickenson

Professor Anthony Dickenson, University College London, will impart the lecture 'What makes up the pain experience?' in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry of the Universitat. The event will take place on Monday 10 April at 16:00 in the Aula Magna of the Faculty. The conference is framed in the cycle ‘Communicate the neurosciences’ and he has been invited by the Group of Study of the Anatomical Substrate of both Pain and Analgesia (GESADA) of the Department of Human Anatomy and Embryology of the University of Valencia.

Anthony Dickenson, is full university professor of Neuropharmacology in the Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology at University College London, United Kingdom. He gained his PhD at the National Institute for Medical Research, London, and has held posts in Paris, California and Sweden. His research interests are pharmacology of the brain, and he has devote all his scientific career to study the mechanisms of pain. In particular, his greatest efforts have focused on how pain can be controlled in both normal and pathophysiological conditions, and how to translate basic science to the patient. 

Professor Dickenson is an Honorary Member of the British Pain Society, was a member of the Council of the International Association for the Study of Pain for 6 years and is Section Editor for the journal Pain. He has authored more than 340 refereed publications and has an h index of 90, all due to his brilliant research team. Furthermore, he is a founding and continuing member of the Welcome Trust funded London Pain Consortium.

Professor Dickenson has given plenary lectures at the World Congress on Pain, the American Pain Society, the European Pain Congress, the Canadian Pain Society, the Belgium Pain Society, the Association of South-East Asian Pain Societies, the Scandinavian Pain Society, the British Pain Society, the Thailand Pain Society, the Irish Pain Society, the Singapore Pain Society, the Australian Pain Society, the New Zealand Pain Society and many other international and national meetings about pain. He also collaborates with the Royal Institution of Great Britain, where he organises conferences on pain addressed both to GPs and schools.