What you should know before you buy that Strad

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Dr. Gary Scavone discusses his research on the quality of string instruments and their influence on musicians.

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August 8, 2014 at 10:44 am


Petra Schweinhardt: The Pain-Reward Connection

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Leading McGill scientists cover many major aspects of pain science, from molecular and neural pathways to the psychological modulation of pain. The series bridges our understanding of how factors such as environment, genetics, gender, age and lifestyle are related to pain.

Pain and reward are two motivational processes that oppose each other. This talk will explore how pain and reward processing interact.

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July 31, 2012 at 1:39 pm


Mark Ware: Just say Know – What Marijuana has Taught us about Pain Control

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Leading McGill scientists cover many major aspects of pain science, from molecular and neural pathways to the psychological modulation of pain. The series bridges our understanding of how factors such as environment, genetics, gender, age and lifestyle are related to pain.

This presentation explores the science behind the extraordinary claims that are made around marijuana and pain management, from demon drug to miracle herb, and suggest there are some intriguing avenues of new research opening up that offer some new ways to treat pain.

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July 31, 2012 at 1:13 pm


Michael Sullivan: Helping People with Pain resume Occupational Involvement

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Leading McGill scientists cover many major aspects of pain science, from molecular and neural pathways to the psychological modulation of pain. The series bridges our understanding of how factors such as environment, genetics, gender, age and lifestyle are related to pain.

This presentation will highlight some of the psychosocial factors that have been shown to contribute to occupational disability in individuals with pain conditions.

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July 31, 2012 at 12:56 pm


Catherine Bushnell: How the Mind can alter Pain

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Leading McGill scientists cover many major aspects of pain science, from molecular and neural pathways to the psychological modulation of pain. The series bridges our understanding of how factors such as environment, genetics, gender, age and lifestyle are related to pain.

This lecture will discuss the mechanisms by which psychological state alters pain and how this may be changed in chronic pain conditions.

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July 31, 2012 at 12:19 pm


Joe Schwarcz: The Chemical Conquest of Pain

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Leading McGill scientists cover many major aspects of pain science, from molecular and neural pathways to the psychological modulation of pain. The series bridges our understanding of how factors such as environment, genetics, gender, age and lifestyle are related to pain. 

When you are in pain, nothing else matters. ou just want relief. And the right chemicals can provide it. Tracing mankind’s efforts to conquer pain makes for a fascinating romp through chemical history. Fret not, it is painless!

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July 31, 2012 at 12:04 pm


Spare Parts: The Hip Bone’s Connected to the…

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The Jewish General Hospital Mini-Med School offers presentations by leading experts on a variety of medical topics. Simple language and humour are used to educate and entertain the public about modern medicine and its impact on their health.

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April 18, 2011 at 12:18 pm


Professionalism and Medicine’s Social Contract

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Medicine’s relationship with society can best be described as a social contract between the profession and the society it serves. Professionalism serves as the basis of this social contract, which involves expectations on both sides. Richard and Sylvia Cruess discuss the implications of this social contract.

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February 10, 2011 at 12:42 pm


Urology: Human Plumbing and its Discontents

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Prostate cancer, the most common cancer in men, is often without symptoms. Armen Aprikain discusses the normal and abnormal physiology of the prostate gland and how it affects the urinary system (male plumbing).

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February 10, 2011 at 12:41 pm


Respirology: Take a Deep Breath

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David Eildelman explains pulmonary medicine: from the physiology of breathing; to lung disease; to approaches used by respirologists to diagnose and treat patients.

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February 10, 2011 at 12:39 pm