Upcoming Research Seminar


Seminar #10

Understanding the brain in pain

Event Details

Wednesday, March 29, 2023
12:00 to 12:50 p.m. EDT
Event recording will be available

Zoom Video Conferencing or in-person at Labatt Health Sciences Building, Room 232

Research Seminar live, in-person and via Zoom

Speaker: Siobhan Schabrun, PhD


Professor Schabrun’s research interests include the discovery of cortical biomarkers that can predict who will develop chronic pain – even before pain begins, investigation of the neurobiological mechanisms that underpin the transition from acute to chronic pain and the development and testing of non-invasive brain stimulation treatments for pain. Her lab uses cutting-edge research techniques to probe and modulate human neuroplasticity including non-invasive brain stimulation (e.g. transcranial magnetic stimulation, transcranial direct/alternating current stimulation), combined TMS-EEG, peripheral electrical stimulation and quantitative sensory testing. Her work uses both human pain models and clinical trial/cohort study methodology to investigate clinical pain populations.

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Presentation Abstract

Chronic pain is a major global health problem that is poorly understood and poorly treated. Understanding the brain’s role in the transition from acute to chronic pain has the potential to provide novel targets for treatment and prevention. This presentation will explore cortical mechanisms underpinning chronic pain and the use of non-invasive brain stimulation interventions to reduce or halt the transition to persistent symptoms.


Zoom Option

You are invited to a Zoom meeting

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

In-Person Option

Masks are recommended but not manditory while participating in the seminar in-person.

Zoom Webinar Tips

Please allow yourself sufficient time before the webinar begins to set up the Zoom app on your desktop computer or mobile device. You will be able to join the webinar 30 minutes before the start time. For first time Zoom users, please download the Zoom desktop or mobile app in advance to avoid disappointment if the download takes a long time. (This has to do with your device and internet speed)

Note: You will NOT be able to participate in this webinar on the Zoom web app. The desktop or mobile app must be used to participate.

Used Zoom from your computer before? The webinar link (found in the confirmation email you received upon registration) should open automatically.

*Make sure you have the most up to date version of Zoom prior to joining!

Using a mobile device? Download the free Zoom app from the app store.

Don’t have Zoom on your computer? The application should automatically pop up for download when you click the link and you can follow the prompts. If not, see “manually join the webinar” instructions below.

Manually Join the Webinar

These are the steps you’ll need to take if the link does not open the webinar or you need to download the application to your computer.

  1. Download the Zoom application from the Zoom Download Center. The first option, Zoom Client for Meetings, is the application needed for webinars
  2. Click Download Zoom Client for Meetings, click save file in the grey box
  3. Open\Run the download called ZoomInstaller.exe (Windows) or zoomusinstaller.pkg (Mac)
  4. Click ‘Join a Meeting’
  5. Enter the 9-digit webinar ID listed above into the ‘Meeting ID/Personal Link Name’ field
  6. Click ‘Join’
  7. Enter your name and email address if requested.
  8. Click ‘Join Webinar’
  9. This should take you into the webinar if the webinar is in session.

Step by step visual instructions to run and install Zoom Client for Meetings via Alumni Western

SFIC Certified? Take Note!

Live, online attendance at these lectures counts as a partial (i.e., one third) of a Continuing Education Credit (CEC) for SFIC recertification. To submit this event as a partial CEC please upload a copy of the follow-up email you received after attending the webinar to one of the CEC requirements on your progress report. Your attendance in the webinar will further be confirmed by the CCAA in the Zoom attendance data. Remember, one CEC is granted for 3 hours of live or online learning. Therefore, this webinar must be combined with another 2 hours of learning to complete one CEC requirement for SFIC renewal. Learn more about uploading requirements to complete SFIC renewal on the FAQ page.