New lecture series focuses on research and treatment options for chronic pain

A world-renowned clinical researcher will discuss the role of biology, psychology and social influences in relation to chronic pain.

chronic painPain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined, according to the National Institutes of Health.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham will begin hosting a public lecture series on the topic of pain, PAINTalks. The series will feature leading experts in the field and focus on the latest research and treatment for the relief and management of chronic pain. The free lecture series kicks off Thursday, Oct. 25, at 5 p.m. at the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, 1221 10th Ave. South. The lecture series is sponsored by the UAB College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology.

Roger Fillingham, Ph.D., a world-renowned clinical researcher in the field of chronic pain, will present his lecture “Let’s Get Personal: How Can Biology, Psychology and Social Influences Inform Personalized Pain Treatment?”