Illuminating Precision Pain Relief: Use of Light and Electronic Therapy

July 18, 2019, 4:30 pm — 5:30 pm

Venture Café, Havana Room
4240 Duncan Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110

The Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS), in collaboration with Venture Café, is hosting Precision Medicine Series on the third Thursday of every month! This month, join us to hear two scholars from Washington University, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Kathleen Meacham, MD, PhD, and Professor of Anesthesiology & Director of Pain Center, Robert W. Gereau IV, PhD, to speak about exciting advancements in neuromodulation therapies for pain relief. Dr. Meacham will talk about using electronic medicine to uncover and refine the ways in which stimulation devices are providing pain relief. Dr. Gereau will discuss a promising new approach for pain relief called “optogenetics” which uses light to manipulate genetically-specified cells and circuits in the nervous system and the development of light sources that can be implanted in the body, including the brain, to deliver on-demand therapy.

For more information, please contact Tricia Salyer, Precision Medicine Navigator at ICTS, at salyerp@wustl.edu.