This innovative two-day international conference is being held at University College London, UK on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd July 2016.
It is estimated that 14 million people live with chronic pain in England alone. 25% pain sufferers lose their jobs, 16% feel their pain is so bad they want to die.
This conference brings together for the first time, over 200 patients and artists alongside healthcare professionals and academics who research pain, to share insights and generate new knowledge on pain and the way it is communicated. The event offers high profile key-note lectures and presentations, practice-based workshops, performance arts, and a new film exploring pain from multiple perspectives.
Key note speakers:
· Prof Joanna Bourke (History, Birkbeck, University of London)
· Prof Rita Charon (Medicine, Columbia University, New York, USA)
· Prof Christopher Eccleston (Psychology, University of Bath)
· Prof Maria Fitzgerald (Neurobiology, University College London)
Movement, photography, art and wellbeing, drawing, writing, mindfulness.
See the full programme here.