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Webinar – Understanding the brain in pain
March 29, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pmFree
Chronic pain is a major global health problem that is poorly understood and poorly treated. Understanding the brain’s role in the transition from acute to chronic pain has the potential to provide novel targets for treatment and prevention. This presentation will explore cortical mechanisms underpinning chronic pain and the use of non-invasive brain stimulation interventions to reduce or halt the transition to persistent symptoms.
Siobhan Schabrun, PhD
Professor Schabrun’s research interests include the discovery of cortical biomarkers that can predict who will develop chronic pain – even before pain begins, investigation of the neurobiological mechanisms that underpin the transition from acute to chronic pain and the development and testing of non-invasive brain stimulation treatments for pain. Her lab uses cutting-edge research techniques to probe and modulate human neuroplasticity including non-invasive brain stimulation (e.g. transcranial magnetic stimulation, transcranial direct/alternating current stimulation), combined TMS-EEG, peripheral electrical stimulation and quantitative sensory testing. Her work uses both human pain models and clinical trial/cohort study methodology to investigate clinical pain populations.