The premiere lecture in the new PAINTalks Speaker Series will feature Dr. Roger Fillingim, a world-renowned clinical researcher in the field of chronic pain and past-president of the American Pain Society. PAINTalks is a series of public lectures by leading experts that focuses on the latest research and treatment for the relief and management of chronic pain and is sponsored by the UAB College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology.
The October 25, 2018, lecture is entitled, “Let’s Get Personal: How Can Biology, Psychology, and Social Influences Inform Personalized Pain Treatment.” The event will be held at the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA) and guests are invited to attend a reception at 5:00 p.m. immediately preceding the 5:30 p.m. lecture. The reception and lecture are free and open to the public.
Fillingim earned his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from UAB, followed by a post-doctoral fellowship in pain research at the University of North Carolina. From 1996-2000 he was an Assistant Professor of Psychology at UAB, and in 2000 he moved to the University of Florida as an Associate Professor in the College of Dentistry. Currently, he is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Florida, College of Dentistry and the Director of the University of Florida Pain Research and Intervention Center of Excellence (PRICE). Fillingim served as the President of the American Pain Society (2012-2014) and has authored over 250 peer-reviewed articles related to pain.
AEIVA is located at 1221 10th Avenue South on UAB Campus directly across the street from the Alys Stephens Center for the Performing Arts. Parking is available in Lot 15D behind AEIVA, which can be accessed from both 13th Street and 11th Ave. S.