Prof. Gisele Pickering

Gisèle Pickering (MD, PhD, DPharm) is Professor of Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology at the University Hospital of Clermont-Ferrand, France. She is the Director of the Inserm CIC 1405 Clinical Research Centre and is a permanent member of the Inserm 1407 Laboratory of Fundamental and Clinical Pharmacology of Pain. Her main topics of research concern the mechanism of action of analgesics, including NMDA antagonists for severe chronic pain, the impact of pain on cognitive-emotional processes and pain management in older persons. She regularly contributes to peer-reviewed publications on Pharmacology and on Pain, to international meetings and belongs to national and international Pain, Pharmacology and Geriatrics Societies. She participates to the validation of observational scales for older persons with communication (Doloplus, Algoplus) and sensory disorders (Visiodol) and to expert consensus on pain care. She is the Chair of the Research Committee at the European Pain Society (EFIC). She is the author of over 150 publications and the editor of several books.

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