Dr. Suellen Walker

Curriculum Vitae
Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, UCL Institute of Child Health & Great Ormond St. Hospital for Sick Children, NHS Trust

Lecture 1

"Can pain and injury in early life have a long-term impact on sensory processing?"
  • When: 5:00pm, Tuesday, February 22, 2011
  • Where: CTF C-301, Broadcast to VA Hospital **ONLY**

Abstract & Papers Associated with Lecture 1 (PDF)

Walker SM, Fitzgerald M, Currie G, Beggs S. Hindpaw incision-related hyperalgesia in adulthood is increased by prior neonatal incision: spinal microglial activation and modulation by minocycline.  IASP 13th World Congress on Pain Abstracts PH293; 2010.

Walker SM, Tochiki KK, Fitzgerald M. Hindpaw incision in early life increases the hyperalgesic response to repeat surgical injury: critical period and dependence on initial afferent activity. Pain 147:99-106; 2009.

Li J, Walker SM, Fitzgerald M, Baccei ML. Activity-Dependent Modulation of Glutamatergic Signaling in the Developing Rat Dorsal Horn by Early Tissue Injury.J Neurophysiol 102:2208-2219; 2009.

Walker SM, Franck LS, Fitzgerald M, Myles J, Stocks J, Marlow N. Long-term impact of neonatal intensive care and surgery on somatosensory perception in children born extremely preterm. Pain 141:79-87; 2009.

Lunch & Learn

  • When: 11:30am, Wednesday, February 23, 2011
  • Where: VA Day Room, 5085
  • RSVP: Dawna Cogan: 

Lecture 2

"Spinal analgesia in children: efficacy, evidence and toxicity"

  • When: 5:00pm, Wednesday, February 23, 2011
  • Where: CTF C-301, Broadcast to Thornton and VA Hospitals

Papers Associated with Lecture 2 (PDF)

Walker SM, Westin BD, Deumens R, Graf M, Yaksh TL. Effects of intrathecal ketamine in the neonatal rat: Evaluation of apoptosis and long-term functional outcome. Anesthesiology 113:161-173; 2010.

Westin BD, Walker SM, Deumens R, Graf M, Yaksh TL. Validation of a preclinical spinal safety model:  Effects of intrathecal morphine in the neonatal rat. Anesthesiology 113:197-213; 2010.

Journal Club

"What can mutations influencing Nav1.7 channels teach us?"
Erythromelalgia And Congenital Insensitivity To Pain

  • When: 7:00pm, Wednesday, February 23, 2011
  • Where: Yaksh Residence
  • RSVP: Dawna Cogan:  

Journal Club Articles (PDF)