Karolinska Institute - UMN Pain Short Course

Pain Mechanisms: From Molecules to Treatment
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities; June 1-5, 2009

General Information:

A short course entitled Pain Mechanisms: From Molecules to Treatment will be offered in Minneapolis June 1-5, 2009. Co-directed and taught by a team of more than 20 faculty from the University of Minnesota and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, topics include the neurobiology of pain, the pathophysiology of chronic pain, human and animal models, translational research, common human pain syndromes and treatment options and outcomes. A wide range of participants will attend the course from academia, clinical practice and industry. For further information regarding the course please contact

SYLLABUS(rev. 4/27/09)


Questions or problems with registering? Contact Cece Baum, at

Getting to and Parking on Campus:

All seminars will be held in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Building (MCB) Room 3-120. Located on Washington Ave (420 Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55455) between Harvard and Church Streets.

Campus maps and directions are available at the link below.

We recommend parking in the Washington Avenue Ramp, (511 Washington Avenue S.E. Minneapolis, MN 55455) which is attached via the skyway to the Radisson Metrodome hotel and within a two blocks of MCB. Parking is hourly with a maximum of $12/day.

If full, we suggest the East River Road Ramp under Coffman Memorial Union as a backup.

There will be a “Welcome Reception” on Monday June 1, 5-9 p.m. and will be held at the Campus Club Roof Top Terrace and Lounge, located on the 4th floor of Coffman Memorial Union.

A Dinner Reception will be held on Thursday June 4, (5 – 9 p.m.) at the Loring Pasta Bar in Dinkytown. Prior RSVP is required for both of these events. More informtation on how to RSVP will be sent in the following weeks to those who have registered.

Additional campus maps and directions are available at:


The Radisson Hotel Metrodome is the most convenient location for lodging. However, there are other options available. See the list of hotels below and their websites for further information on reservations, availability, and rates.

Radisson Hotel Metrodome
Reservations: (800) 333-3333
Telephone: (612) 379-8888
Fax: (612) 379-8682

Location: On the Minneapolis Campus (East Bank) across the street from MCB and approximately one mile from downtown Minneapolis. 615 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414.
Shuttle Services: Complimentary door-to-door service within five miles of the hotel.
Parking: Washington Avenue Ramp (see above). Meters and off-street parking are also available.
Amenities: Applebee's restaurant, Starbucks coffee shop, lounge, gift shop, workout room, complimentary access to UM Recreational Sports facility, iron/ironing board, coffee & newspaper, complimentary High-Speed Internet in all rooms, well lit work area, room service, voicemail, cable TV, hairdryer, remote control color TV, wakeup calls, safety deposit boxes, express check-in/check-out.

Days Hotel Minneapolis - University of Minnesota

Telephone: (612) 623-3999
Fax: (612) 331-2152
Email: &

Location: Located 3 blocks east of the Minneapolis Campus (East Bank) at the junction of University Ave. SE, and Washington Ave. SE.

The Faculty House

Telephone: (612) 378-6060
Fax: (612) 331-3308

Location: East Bank near "Dinkytown" and University Inn. Bed & Breakfast atmosphere.

University Inn

Telephone: (612) 746-1300

Location: On the East Bank at the intersection of University Ave. and I-35W. Near The Faculty House and the heart of "Dinkytown." Recently rennovated.



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