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Tor Wager, Ph. D. - Neuroimaging-based biomarkers for pain: From measures to interventions

  • 25 Apr 2019
  • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Centre de recherche CIRRIS, salle A-104

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Pour cette conférence, le CINQ a le plaisir d'accueillir M. Tor D. Wager. M Wager est professeur dans le département de psychologie et neurosciences à University of Colorado et chercheur à Institute of Cognitive Science. M. Wager débutera prochainement, le 1er juillet 2019, un poste  à Dartmouth College, dans l'état du New Hampshire.


Titre de la conférence: Neuroimaging-based biomarkers for pain: From measures to interventions


Résumé: Chronic pain is a tremendous personal, social, and economic burden.  Pharmacological treatments remain inadequate, and have proven to be prohibitively costly to develop and deploy in some cases, and many (particularly opioids) can have substantial psychological and neurological costs. This state of affairs has led to renewed interest in biopsychosocial treatments and complementary interventions for pain. An important obstacle to the continued development and widespread use of such treatments is the paucity of knowledge about their mechanisms of action in the brain. Developing brain-based biomarkers linked to pain can identify specific neural pathways linked to chronic pain — pathways which may vary across types of pain and individuals. These pathways serve as targets for treatment engagement and effectiveness, whether the treatment is pharmacological or psychosocial. They can thus put drugs and alternative treatments on a “level playing field” in terms of mechanistic effects on the brain. I review recent developments and challenges in the pursuit of brain-based biomarkers for pain, and provide examples of how they can be used to evaluate and compare psychological interventions.


Jeudi le 25 avril

Centre de recherche CIRRIS, salle A-104

525, boul. Wilfrid-Hamel, Québec (Québec) G1M 2S8

13h30 - 14h30 : conférence

15h - 16h : Café discussion avec les étudiants et stagiaires postdoctoraux



Inscription obligatoire pour le café étudiant


Au plaisir de vous y voir en grand nombre !




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