Daniel Buchman, PhD, RSW, Bioethicist, University Health Network, Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Karen D. Davis, PhD, Professor, Department of Surgery and Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto, Head, Division of Brain, Imaging and Behaviour-Systems Neuroscience, Krembil Brain Institute
Abhimanyu Sud, MD, Lecturer, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Staff Physician, Trillium Health Partners, Bridgepoint Collaboratory, Sinai Health System
Lynette S. Kofi, MHSc, Pasternak Injury Professional Law Corporation
Jennifer Gibson, PhD, Director, University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, Associate Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
At no other time in history have the fields of pain, neuroethics, and bioethics been so critically important to help people suffering with pain. The confluence of scientific and technological developments alongside the public health challenge of chronic pain creates ethical challenges for pain sufferers and their families, clinicians, scientists, and policymakers. In Pain Neuroethics and Bioethics, we engage an international cadre of leading content experts to examine timely and topical ethical issues that affect the management, treatment, and research of pain. Topics addressed in the volume include the duty to relieve pain; substance use and the opioid overdose crisis; pain stigma; paediatric pain research and management; the biopolitics of pain; pain and intolerable suffering at the end of life; the global health burden of pain; brain imaging markers of chronic pain; and medico-legal issues related to pain diagnostic tests. The Toronto launch will feature local chapter authors discussing the recommendations from the recent International Association for the Study of Pain Presidential Task Force on the use of Brain Imaging to Predict and Diagnose Pain, the ethical intersections of chronic pain and substance use, and pain and suffering at the end of life.
This seminar is free and open to the public. It will also be webcast.