Pain States Versus Pain Traits: From the Clinic to the Brain
DATE Tuesday, October 20, 2020
TIME Newfoundland: 4:30 - 6:00 pm | Atlantic: 4:00 - 5:30 pm | Eastern: 3:00 - 4:30 pm | Mountain: 1:00 - 2:30 pm | Pacific: 12:00 - 1:30 pm
All speakers consented to session being recorded in our planning meeting.
Nader Ghasemlou, PhD
Nader is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine, and the Centre for Neuroscience Studies at Queen’s University. The ultimate goal Dr. Ghasemlou’s research lab is to help identify new non-opioid therapeutic targets to reduce pain and help improve the lives of those living with pain. Projects in the lab are supported by CIHR and the SPOR Chronic Pain Network, NSERC, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, the Canadian Pain Society, and the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, among others.
Etienne Vachon-Presseau, PhD
Etienne is Assistant Professor (joint) in the Faculty of Dentistry and the Department of anesthesiology at McGill University. He has dedicated the last 10 years of his research to unraveling the brain mechanisms regulating chronic pain. He completed his PhD degree in psychology under the supervision of Pierre Rainville at l’Université de Montréal (2006-2014) where he studied the impact of stress hormones on the brain in chronic back pain patients. He went on to conduct a post-doctoral fellowship under the supervision of Vania Apkarian at Northwestern University (2013-present) where he studied the brain properties predicting the development of chronic back pain and the response to treatment in the settings of randomized controlled trials. He is currently implementing a research agenda oriented towards combining brain imaging techniques with machine learning to predict health outcomes.
Karen D. Davis
Jennifer Daly-Cyr, M.A
Jennifer is a person living with chronic pain. Her professional experience is in Marketing, Marketing Research and Strategic Planning. Jennifer volunteers as a Patient Partner with the Chronic Pain Network (CPN) as a member of the Patient Engagement Committee and the Knowledge Translation Committee, and as a participant in the Patient Advisory Group. She also participates in the Canadian Pain Care Forum.
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