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Neuroscience Café

The Uses of Virtual Reality in Pain Management

2018-04-26 18:30:00 2018-04-26 19:30:00 America/Chicago Neuroscience Café UAB Presents Homewood

Thursday, April 26
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2018-04-26 18:30:00 2018-04-26 19:30:00 America/Chicago Neuroscience Café UAB Presents Homewood

Homewood

Round Auditorium

UAB Presents

Pain, a feeling everyone tries to avoid, may come from disease, injury, retrogression, medical treatment and other sources. Even so, pain is necessary to let us know when there is a problem in our body. Our strategy for coping with pain is not to eliminate it completely, but rather to relieve it and have it under control when necessary. This is what we call pain management. Through history we have developed various means of pain management, e.g. chemical pharmacy, physical therapies and acupuncture. Virtual reality is one of the latest inventions in this field. Virtual reality (VR) is a technology that exploits the latest advancements in computer science, to fabricate a virtual world for its users. Many researchers believe that VR shows promise in pain management mainly because it can be an effective distracter. While it cannot cure a disease or physical disorder, abundant evidence has been collected showing its superiority in relieving pain and other kinds of discomfort caused by disease or the treatment procedures. Join UAB researchers and doctors as they explore this phenomenon.

Homewood

hcover@bham.lib.al.us
Phone: 205-332-6600

Hours
We're closed Wednesday May 01
Mon, Apr 22 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Apr 23 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Apr 24 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Apr 25 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Apr 26 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Apr 27 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Apr 28 2:00PM to 6:00PM

About this Library

Founded in 1941, the award-winning Homewood Public Library offers books, movies, music and lots of great programming for all ages. We also have fantastic online resources, including databases, ebooks, and streaming media.

Upcoming events

Thu, Apr 25, All day

Round Auditorium
Thu, Apr 25, 9:30am - 10:00am

Round Auditorium
Thu, Apr 25, 10:30am - 11:00am

Computer Training Lab
Thu, Apr 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration is now closed

Round Auditorium
Thu, Apr 25, 3:30pm - 4:15pm

Room 102
Thu, Apr 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Canceled
Thu, Apr 25, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Round Auditorium
Thu, Apr 25, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Fri, Apr 26, All day

Round Auditorium
Fri, Apr 26, 9:30am - 10:30am

Round Auditorium
Fri, Apr 26, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Children's Department
Fri, Apr 26, 3:30pm - 4:15pm

Large Auditorium
Fri, Apr 26, 6:30pm - 9:35pm

Sat, Apr 27, All day

Large Auditorium
Sat, Apr 27, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Round Auditorium
Sat, Apr 27, 10:30am - 11:00am

Sun, Apr 28, All day

Mon, Apr 29, All day

Round Auditorium
Mon, Apr 29, 10:30am - 11:15am

Tue, Apr 30, All day

Round Auditorium
Tue, Apr 30, 9:30am - 10:00am

Round Auditorium
Tue, Apr 30, 10:30am - 11:00am

Computer Training Lab
Tue, Apr 30, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Large Auditorium
Tue, Apr 30, 3:30pm - 6:15pm

Round Auditorium
Tue, Apr 30, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Room 106
Tue, Apr 30, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Round Auditorium
Tue, Apr 30, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Wed, May 01, All day

Round Auditorium
Thu, May 02, 10:30am - 11:15am

Computer Training Lab
Thu, May 02, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Round Auditorium
Thu, May 02, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Boardroom
Thu, May 02, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Round Auditorium
Fri, May 03, 9:30am - 10:00am
This event is full

Round Auditorium
Fri, May 03, 10:30am - 11:15am

Large Auditorium
Fri, May 03, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Large Auditorium
Mon, May 06, 10:00am - 10:45am

Round Auditorium
Mon, May 06, 10:30am - 11:15am

Room 116
Mon, May 06, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Boardroom
Mon, May 06, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Round Auditorium
Tue, May 07, 9:30am - 10:00am

Round Auditorium
Tue, May 07, 10:30am - 11:00am

Computer Training Lab
Tue, May 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Large Auditorium
Tue, May 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Computer Training Lab
Tue, May 07, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Round Auditorium
Wed, May 08, 10:30am - 11:00am

Large Auditorium
Wed, May 08, 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Round Auditorium
Thu, May 09, 10:30am - 11:15am

Computer Training Lab
Thu, May 09, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Large Auditorium
Thu, May 09, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Room 110
Thu, May 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Large Auditorium
Sat, May 11, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Room 102
Sun, May 12, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Large Auditorium
Mon, May 13, 10:00am - 10:45am

Computer Training Lab
Tue, May 14, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Computer Training Lab
Tue, May 14, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Boardroom
Wed, May 15, 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Large Auditorium
Wed, May 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Computer Training Lab
Thu, May 16, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Round Auditorium
Thu, May 16, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Room 102
Thu, May 16, 3:30pm - 4:15pm

Room 102
Thu, May 16, 4:30pm - 5:15pm

Large Auditorium
Thu, May 16, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Large Auditorium
Sat, May 18, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Large Auditorium
Sun, May 19, 2:00pm - 5:30pm

Round Auditorium
Sun, May 19, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Room 102
Sun, May 19, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Children's Department
Mon, May 20, All day

Children's Department
Tue, May 21, All day

Round Auditorium
Tue, May 21, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Round Auditorium
Tue, May 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Children's Department
Wed, May 22, All day

Large Auditorium
Wed, May 22, 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Children's Department
Thu, May 23, All day

Round Auditorium
Thu, May 23, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Children's Department
Fri, May 24, All day

Children's Department
Sat, May 25, All day

Room 101
Sat, May 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm