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Durham University

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

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Thursday 18 October 2012

'It's a Pain', Public Engagement Lecture Series, How the brain is wired for pain by Dr Michael Lee

6:30pm to 9:00pm, Calman Main Lecture Theatre, Durham University, Dr Michael Lee

How subjective is the experience of pain, and how does it ultimately emerge from the brain?

Dr Lee will explain the key difference between nociception (biological process that signals potential or actual physical injury) and pain (defined as a conscious experience), and that nociception is not necessary or sufficient for pain.

Together with real-life examples from his brain imaging research, he will show us how we can reinterpret or regulate the biological signal for better or worse.

Dr Lee is a Consultant in Pain Management who works in the Pain Imaging Neuroscience Group at The University of Oxford.

Approved by The Royal College of Anaesthetists for 1 CPD point

 No booking necessary

6.30pm for a 7pm start

Still to come in the series..........

  • Anxiety/Depression and Pain
  • Analgesic Drugs Benefits and Limitations
  • Complementary Medicine for Pain Management
  • Exercise and Pain

Confirmation of dates, venues and speakers to follow

For more information please contact:

Dr Paul Chazot

School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences

University of Durham

(0191) 334 1305

Joanna Quinlan/Nicola Massingham

Pain Management Unit

Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

(0191) 333 2604


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Friday 12 October 2012

Wolfson Guest Lecture: Cigarette smoking and social inequalities in the UK by Professor Hilary Graham

12:30pm to 2:30pm, Wolfson Research Institute, Queen's Campus Stockton, TS17 6BH

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Monday 1 October 2012

Wolfson Research Institute - Coffee Morning

10:30am to 11:00am, Wolfson Research Institute

Join us on Monday 1st October 2012 at 10.30am in the 'Street' for the opportunity to network and catch up with colleagues and Fellows over coffee.


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