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SIP 2017 Presentation

Dr. Eva Kosek – Clinical Pain Research at Karolinska Institute, Sweden

" The understanding that chronic pain is not necessarily a symptom but can result from altered nociceptive function and thus constitute a condition in itself is not reflected in the current IASP terminology. Therefore a third mechanistic descriptor is much needed."

Dr. Eva Kosek MD, PhD


Clinical Pain Research at Karolinska Institute

Eva Kosek, MD, PhD is holding a position as full Professor in Clinical Pain Research at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. She received her medical degree from the Uppsala University in 1986 and her PhD from the Karolinska Institute in 1996. She is a specialist in rehabilitation medicine and pain relief and currently active as senior consultant at Stockholm Spine Center, Sweden. Dr. Koseks research focuses on pathophysiological mechanisms in chronic musculoskeletal pain, with special reference to central pain modulation in fibromyalgia, chronic low back pain, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The research is hypothesis driven and the research group uses a wide variety of techniques such as genetics, quantitative sensory testing and imaging (functional magnetic resonance imaging, Positron emission tomography). Dr. Kosek is an elected Councilor of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) and Chair of the Terminology Task Force. She is a member of several professional associations such as Scandinavian Association for the Study of Pain (SASP), the Swedish Medical Association and the Swedish Medical Association for Pain Relief. Dr. Kosek is a reviewer for several scientific journals and has published many articles, book chapters and abstracts. She has lectured at conferences and symposia worldwide.