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SIP 2017 - Presentation & Statement

Prof. Dr. Rolf-Detlef Treede – Heidelberg University, Germany

"The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is used for morbidity and mortality statistics. However, the introduction of a code for chronic pain with somatic and psychological factors (F45.41) in Germany 2009 made it the major indication for multimodal pain treatment and influenced health care funding since 2013. IASP and WHO have proposed chronic pain diagnoses for ICD-11 that hopefully will have a similar effect worldwide."



Prof. Dr. Rolf-Detlef Treede
Full professor, Chair of Neurophysiology, Vice Dean for Research, Managing
Director of the Center for Biomedicine and Medical Technology Mannheim

Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University


Education
1974 - 1980 Medical school at the University of Hamburg, Germany
1977 - 1980 Studies of computer sciences at the University of Hamburg, Germany

Academic positions
1981 Dr. med., University of Hamburg
1980 - 1988 Postdoc and assistant professor (C1) at the University Hospital Eppendorf, Hamburg
1988 - 1990 Visiting Scientist, Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, USA
1988 Habilitation (venia legend) in Physiology, University of Hamburg, Germany
1990 - 1992 Assistant professor (C1), Institute of Physiology, University Hospital Eppendorf, University of Hamburg
1992 - 2007 C3-Professor for Neurophysiology, Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz
1996 Facharzt für Physiologie (as a medical specialty)
Since 2008 W3-Professor, Chair of Neurophysiology, Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University
2011 - 2019 Managing Director of the Center for Biomedicine and Medical Technology Mannheim (CBTM), Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University
2013 - 2019 Vice-Dean for Research, Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University

Research Interests
Peripheral sensory transduction mechanisms in nociception; Efferent functions of nociceptive afferents on microcirculation and neurogenic inflammation; Mechanisms and assessment of nociceptive and neuropathic pain; Hyperalgesia and pain memory; Cortical representation of pain; Pain processing in patients with psychiatric disorders.

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