Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Eva Kosek, MD, PhD is holding a position as full Professor in Clinical Pain Research at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm and at the Department of Surgical Science, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. She is a senior consultant at the Pain Center at Uppsala University Hospital. Dr. Kosek 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 since 2001 and pain relief since 2004 and has been clinically active for the most part of her professional carrier. Prof. Kosek’s research focuses on pathophysiological mechanisms in chronic musculoskeletal pain, with special reference to central pain modulation and neuroinflammation 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, analysis of inflammatory substances in cerebrospinal fluid and blood, quantitative sensory testing and neuroimaging (functional magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography).
Dr. Kosek was an elected Councilor of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) 2012-18 and chairs the IASP 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 Pain Society. 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.