Advances in the Understanding and Treatment of Pain

Virtual Format (Online)
Wednesday evenings, October 27 - December 8
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm PT, Live Streamed
Course# MLL22023

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Melanie M. Henry, MD, MPH
Professor of Anesthesia

Course Description

The majority of Americans are living with pain, according to the findings from a report recently released by the National Center for Health Statistics. Pain affects more than your body, increasing stress and depression which can make pain worse, leading to a vicious cycle. While many of us experience pain, there can be significant differences in how pain is perceived due to the interplay of environment, genetics, and psychology. Despite its prevalence, massive financial burden, and widespread association with disability, the effective management of pain remains a challenge. In this six-part series taught by leading experts at UCSF, we will explore the causes, consequences, and treatment of pain as well as barriers to providing effective pain relief.

Lecture Schedule

10/27 - Pain is a Mind Body Experience. Now What?
Iulia Ivan, PhD

Psychologist, Pain Management Specialist
UCSF Pain Management Center

Valerie W. Jackson, PhD
Psychologist, Pain Management Specialist
UCSF Pain Management Center
 
11/3 - Low Back Pain
Paul Su, MD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesia
Anesthesiologist
Pain Medicine Specialist
 
11/10 - Neuromodulation
Lawrence Poree, MD, MPH, PhD

Professor of Anesthesia
Pain Management Specialist
Neuromodulation Advocate and Educator
 
11/17 - Integrative Pain Medicine: Paradigms and Possibilities
Heidi Reetz, MD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesia
Pain and Integrative Medicine Specialist

12/1 - Pediatric Pain Management
Amber N. Borucki, MD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesia
 
12/8 - Treating Cancer Pain without Opioids
Ann Shah, MD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesia