top of page

Fri, Apr 19

|

Virtual Event

Pain and Poppies – how does it really work?

Opioids, which can be naturally produced in the body, found in poppies, or synthetically created, all exert their effects in distinct ways within the brain and throughout the body. These effects are closely tied to their role in pain relief.

Registration is closed
See other events
Pain and Poppies – how does it really work?
Pain and Poppies – how does it really work?

Time & Location

Apr 19, 2024, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT

Virtual Event

About the event

Opioids, which can be naturally produced in the body, found in poppies, or synthetically created, all exert their effects in distinct ways within the brain and throughout the body. These effects are closely tied to their role in pain relief. Interestingly, there is evidence suggesting that opioids can impact the gut microbiome, which may have implications for their effectiveness in relieving pain.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Review mechanisms of action of opioids

Objective 2: Discuss hyperalgesia, tolerance and the need for more opioids

Objective 3 : Explore the role of opioids in altering the gut microbiome and hyperalgesia

A discussion between scientists, health professionals, educators, and pain advocates on a myriad of topics related to chronic pain. Offering a platform for innovative minds to bring forward inspiring ideas and discover solutions to help you in your practice.

National Pain Rounds and other virtual events are NOT Medical Advice.

This program receives funding from the Government of Canada. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of Health Canada.

National Pain Rounds and other virtual events are a discussion between scientists, health professionals, educators, and pain advocates. All opinions expressed by the presenters are solely their own and do not reflect the opinions of the Canadian Pain Society. The views, opinions, and commentary of the presenters are for information purposes only, and are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of a licensed healthcare provider before making any changes to your health care regimen.

Before attending or watching any National Pain Round sessions, please read our disclaimers.

Share this event!

bottom of page