Fernando Cervero, M.D., PhD, DSc
Osteopaths, students, physicians and healthcare professionals.
Fernando Cervero’s research interests have always been related to neuroscience, particularly the physiology of sensory systems and pain. The main focus of his research is the study of the neurobiological mechanisms of pain and lack of pain. His work is grounded in investigations ranging from human psychophysics to cellular and molecular analysis in test animals.
He has focused mainly on pain of internal origin (visceral pain), the most frequent form of pain, studying the neurological mechanisms responsible for the higher perception of pain caused by internal organs diseases.
The course is organised in four webinar lectures of two hours each, covering the following topics:
– What is pain?
– The neuromatrix of pain
– Is it possible to assess pain? If so, how could it be done?
– The mechanism of pain
– The treatment of pain
– The phenomenon of central sensitisation and chronic pain
– Visceral pain
– The relationship between stress and pain
– The relationship between inflammatory processes and pain
All webinars will be in English with consecutive translation into Italian.
The webinar recording will remain available in your account for viewing for the entire week following the event.
Tuesday, 5th October, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Italian time zone)
What is pain? Pain measurement
Monday, 18th October, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Italian time zone)
Sensitisation and hyperalgesia
Wednesday, 3rd November, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Italian time zone)
Monday, 15th November, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Italian time zone)
Fernando Cervero was born in Malabo (Equatorial Guinea) into a Spanish colonial family. He graduated in medicine in 1972 from the University of Madrid, where he also obtained a PhD in Neuroscience. In 1975 he moved to Edinburgh (UK) for a post-doctorate. He remained there for eight years, the last four of which as Assistant Professor in Physiology. After twelve years as Associate Professor in Physiology at the University of Bristol (UK) and another eight at the University of Alcala (Madrid, Spain) as Full Professor and Head of the Physiology Department, he moved to Montreal where he became Director of the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain at McGill University. He has spent his entire career studying neurobiology underlying pain mechanisms. He was President of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) from 2012 to 2014. He is Professor Emeritus at McGill University and Honorary Professor at the University of Bristol.
The cost of a single webinar is €60.
The cost of the whole package of four webinars is €200.
The discount will be applied directly to the shopping cart.
To participate in the course, you have to download the Zoom platform and create an account with the same log-in information you used to purchase the course. Watch the video tutorial to learn how to create a Zoom account.
Once you complete the payment, you will receive an email with the link to the webinar (check in the Spam folder).
If you purchase the whole package, you can also take advantage of a 50% discount on Cervero’s book “Understanding pain”. In this case, you need to add both the four webinars and the book to your shopping cart.