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Thu, 05 Nov


Le Pub Home Brew

Melissa Farmer - Lost in Translation: Fuzzy Pain Diagnoses

Le pUb Scientifique presents Melissa Farmer: When someone has been given a lifelong diagnosis of chronic pain what do we say to them? Where do we go next? How do clinicians navigate these fuzzy pain diagnosis with patients?

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Melissa Farmer - Lost in Translation: Fuzzy Pain Diagnoses

Time & Location

05 Nov 2020, 19:00 GMT – 06 Nov 2020, 21:00 GMT

Le Pub Home Brew


About The Event

"What to do when diagnosis is just an opinion"

About this Event

Clinicians regularly diagnose people as having “centralised” chronic pain (or pain that happens as a result of changes to your brain).

But, what does this really mean?

To find out you have to dive into the original studies performed on animals. Highlighting the sheer amount of guesswork and assumption that is made when relating this to human pain.

So, what do we do with these fuzzy pain diagnosis?

Dr Melissa Farmer will guide us through central sensitisation and the confusion around it help us to learn and understand what to do when science is mistranslated and diagnosis is just an opinion.

World Event Times

London - Thursday, 5 November 2020, 19:00:00 GMT

Amsterdam - Thursday, 5 November 2020, 20:00:00 CET

New York - Thursday, 5 November 2020, 14:00:00 EST

Adelaide - Friday, 6 November 2020, 05:30:00 ACDT

Dr. Melissa Farmer, PhD


Aivo Health Co-Founder and eternal student. Trained in pain neuroscience, clinical psychology, and sexology.

Dr. Farmer is a Research Assistant Professor in the Physiology Department of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

Melissa Farmer, a clinician-scientist with roots in sexology, pain research, and neuroscience who is based in Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in the Department of Physiology, as a Research Assistant Professor. Her doctorate in Clinical Psychology was obtained from McGill University, where she pursued human and animal research related to chronic pain. She specialises in translational research approaches, including cross-species analysis of cognition, emotion, and pain perception across multiple levels of analysis (cellular, systems, behaviour, animal model development, psychophysiology, clinical psychological assessment/treatment, multimodal neuroimaging).

Dr. Farmer’s current interests include:

  • Deciphering mechanisms underlying complex pelvic pain;
  • Fear memory formation/reconsolidation of visceral pain; and
  • Development of pain neuroscience education for non-scientists.

Cancellation Terms

Places can be cancelled and refunded up to 48 hours before the start of the event. Within 48 hours of start time no refund.


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