Lawson Cafe Scientifique

Date:Tue Nov 20th 2018

Start time:07:00 PM

End time: 09:00 PM

Off­site - 

There has been an explosion of scientific knowledge that is helping us to uncover the changes that happen when an individual develops pain, giving millions of people the hope that they will be better able to manage their own pain.

Pain is one of the most common reasons people seek medical attention. In Canada, 25 per cent of adults are affected by chronic pain and that statistic moves up to 50 per cent in the elderly. 

Acute and ongoing pain have traditionally been hard to understand and there has isn’t always a clear answer for tackling these issues. We do know that ongoing pain can have significant impacts on one’s wellbeing. 

Join Lawson Health Research Institute for our next Café Scientifique to hear a panel of experts share more about local research in the areas of: 

  • The role of opioid and cannabis analgesics in the management of pain.
  • The impact of pain for individuals and families, including children experiencing pain, and some of the barriers to its management.
  • The growing understanding of the mechanisms of pain to create the best long-term results for patients.
  • Educational tools for patients and caregivers.


Cafe speakers

  • Dr. Dwight Moulin, Clinical Neurological Sciences and Oncology
  • Dr. Naveen Poonai, Paediatric Emergency Medicine 
  • Dr. Dave Walton, School of Physical Therapy 
  • MODERATOR – Dr. Kathy Speechley, Epidemiology & Biostatistics 

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Time: 7-9 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Location: Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre, 591 Wellington Rd, London, ON N6C 4R3 
Map and directions 
Parking: Ample free parking on-site

This is a free community event and online registration is REQUIRED.

Click here to register

Lawson is the research institute of London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London.