Pain, pleasure and the agony of Christmas

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Bush House, London

30 Aldwych

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Join us for a 'grand tour of pain' this Christmas ! Featuring 11 expert speakers plus a placebo wine tasting live demonstration!

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Hosted by the British Neuroscience Association in affiliation with King's College London.

Pain has long been recognised as something of an enigma by scientists and clinicians, being both a measurable physiological process, as well as deeply personal and subjective. Moreover pain can be associated with pleasure, is influenced by cultural expectations, can be manipulated, and can be a weapon of war. It is also costly at both individual and societal levels; it is estimated that 43% of the UK population experience chronic pain.

In recent decades, scientists have delved further than ever into both the physiology and the experience of pain, and this symposium – with a programme devised by Professor Irene Tracey, the ‘Queen of Pain’ – sets out to explore it all.The day will start by giving delegates a ‘grand tour’ of pain, from its place in our history and culture, through the molecular neuroscience of nociception, the neural circuitry involved, the clinical challenge of managing pain, and the latest treatments available. We will go to explore strange pains: phantom limb pain, congenital lack of pain, the placebo effect and the curious relationship of pain with pleasure. Finally, Professor Irene Tracey will bring together all the components of the symposium in a plenary session and panel discussion. Our speakers are drawn from different institutions across the UK and Europe.

And of course we will have our credibility zone, where we invite you to come and talk to us about credibility/open/reproducible science, ‘pick our brains’ about the credibility in neuroscience programme, and share your current ‘pleasure or pains’ in neuroscience! Sponsored by Zantiks.

We're excited that Radio 4 will also be in attendance, covering the event for broadcast on their 'All in the Mind' programme.

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Confirmed speakers and talks:

Delegates are also invited to a wine reception following the event.

Catering and refreshments

Meeting fees include two refreshment breaks, lunch and a wine reception.

PLEASE BE AWARE that meat will not be provided at lunchtime unless specially requested by indicating in the ‘requirements’ section during registration. The default option will be vegetarian. This is in an effort to reduce the carbon footprint associated with food waste at conferences and events.

All other special dietary requests (vegan, gluten-free, halal etc) can also be catered for by requesting in the ‘requirements’ section during registration or by emailing the BNA office (office@bna.org.uk)

Meeting fees

From £13.50 - £80.00

BNA members benefit from reduced fees. Please see bna.org.uk for details. Tickets for this meeting can also be purchased directly via the BNA website.

Sponsors

We're delighted that Tocris are the headline sponsors of this event.

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Bush House, London

30 Aldwych

London

WC2B 4BG

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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