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This is going to hurt!

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Past event - 2024
14 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30pm to 9.15pm
London Hospital Tavern, 176 Whitechapel Rd,
London E1 1BJ
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Did you know some people can’t feel pain?! This sounds great, but it can also lead to accidents and major injuries. Come and listen to Dr Clark tell us about how he studies pain in a dish, while trauma surgeon Dr Vulliamy will explain how the body responds to major injury and what happens when this recovery process goes wrong!

Pain in a dish

Dr Alex Clark (Lecturer in Neuroscience)
Pain has a necessary protective function. If we touch something hot or sharp, we quickly withdraw, which protects our body. However, pain can become chronic, no longer serving a protective mechanism, and instead is highly debilitating. Some individuals are born without the ability to feel pain, and can even undergo major surgery without analgesia! This may sound great; however, these individuals develop severe injuries as they do not protect themselves from damaging stimuli. Come and find out how I investigate these painful/painless conditions in a dish!

Survival science: how do we recover from injury?

Dr Paul Vulliamy (Senior Clinical Lecturer in Trauma Sciences)
Injuries are a part of life, and we have evolved complex ways to recover after we’ve been hurt. But how does the body know that it’s been injured? How does this kickstart the process of repair and recovery? And what happens when the recovery process goes wrong? Come and find out how research into these fundamental aspects of damage responses is shaping the way we treat critically injured patients.
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