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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.

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Computer Training Lab
Tue, Sep 04, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Round Auditorium
Tue, Sep 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

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Tue, Sep 04, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Round Auditorium
Wed, Sep 05, 10:30am - 11:00am

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Round Auditorium
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Round Auditorium
Tue, Sep 11, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Computer Training Lab
Tue, Sep 11, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Round Auditorium
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Large Auditorium
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Round Auditorium
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Round Auditorium
Thu, Sep 13, 10:30am - 11:00am

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Thu, Sep 13, 3:30pm - 4:15pm

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Round Auditorium
Fri, Sep 14, 10:30am - 11:00am

Large Auditorium
Fri, Sep 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Children's Department
Fri, Sep 14, 3:30pm - 4:15pm

Round Auditorium
Sat, Sep 15, 10:30am - 11:00am

Large Auditorium
Mon, Sep 17, 10:00am - 11:00am

Round Auditorium
Mon, Sep 17, 10:30am - 11:00am

Round Auditorium
Mon, Sep 17, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Room 102
Mon, Sep 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Round Auditorium
Mon, Sep 17, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Round Auditorium
Tue, Sep 18, 9:30am - 10:00am

Round Auditorium
Tue, Sep 18, 10:30am - 11:00am

Room 116
Tue, Sep 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Computer Training Lab
Tue, Sep 18, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Room 102
Tue, Sep 18, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Round Auditorium
Tue, Sep 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Large Auditorium
Tue, Sep 18, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Room 116
Tue, Sep 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

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