On Monday morning, Stanford pain expert Sean Mackey, MD, PhD, will deliver a lecture at the National Institutes of Health on the role of neuroimaging in understanding pain. The talk will begin at 6 a.m. Pacific time and be webcast live here.
This year's featured speaker for the annual Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture in the Science of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Mackey will discuss how neuroimaging offers insight into the key mechanisms involved in how the brain processes and perceives pain as well as forms neural connections. Additionally, he'll talk about the role of neural reward systems in regulating pain and the future potential for non-pharmacological strategies to reduce the experience of pain.
To find out more about how pain fundamentally alters the nervous system and about the latest advances in pain research and treatment, listen to this recent 1:2:1 podcast with Mackey.
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