Organizing Committee


Duncan Lascelles, BVSc, PhD

Professor of Surgery and Pain Management

Comparative Pain Research and Education Centre, NC State University, NC


Michele Sharkey, DVM, MS

Veterinary Medical Officer

Center for Veterinary Medicine, FDA


Michael L. Oshinsky, PhD

Program Director, Pain and Migraine

NINDS/NIH


Marie Gill, MS

Health Program Specialist

NINDS, Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience Cluster


Dorothy Brown, DVM, MSCE, DACVS

Senior Research Advisor
Translational-Comparative Medical Research

Elanco Animal Health


Mike Conzemius, DVM, PhD

Professor of Surgery

College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, MN


Scientific Partners

NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke/National Institutes of Health (NINDS/NIH)

College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

Elanco Animal Health

International Association for the Study of Pain, Pain and Pain Management in Non-Human Species Special Interest Group (IASP Non-Human SIG)

Veterinary Orthopedic Society