Dr. Bushnell joined the UTCSP’s Translational Seminar Series | CPIN Distinguished Lecture at Hart House at UofT on August 31st , 2023, where she presented her hybrid talk:  Beyond opioids: Engaging endogenous pain modulation in the brain. Co-presented by the University of Toronto Centre for the Study of Pain (UTCSP), the Collaborative Program in Neuroscience (CPIN), the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), and the Canadian Pain Society (CPS). 

You can view the talk here:

Beyond Opioids: Engaging Endogenous Pain Modulation in the Brain

Dr. M. Catherine Bushnell, PhD, is President of IASP, as well as Scientist Emerita at the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Harold Griffith Professor Emerita in Anesthesia at McGill University. She holds a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the American University and received postdoctoral training in neurophysiology at the NIH. She was Founding Director of the McGill University Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain (2003-2009) and Director of the NCCIH Intramural Research program (2012-2020). She has received Lifetime Research Achievement Awards from the Canadian Pain Society and the American Pain Society. Her research interests include forebrain mechanisms of pain processing, psychological modulation of pain, and neural alterations in chronic pain patients.