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Are We Ready To Translate Research Into Practice?

Are We Ready To Translate Research Into Practice?

Are We Ready To Translate Research Into Practice?

This course includes
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The instructors

General Overview

The intent of this course is to introduce exciting research into the brain mechanisms underlying chronic pain that help explain why two seemingly identical individuals may have opposite responses to the same treatment. This course identifies the challenges in conducting group research that is designed to ignore differences in the individual and presents research that seeks to identify biomarkers that correlate with a patient being a responder to surgery, medication, or other treatment of a given condition. If you're interested in cutting edge research investigating personalized medicine and chronic pain, this is the course for you.

What’s Included in this Course

    1. Certification of completion. Once you've completed the course, you will receive a certificate for your professional portfolio.
    2. Access to this course is through Embodia, and although some of the content, such as the workbook can be downloaded, the majority cannot. This is to protect the instructor’s material and to prevent the content from being shared freely on the Internet.
    3. Embodia is mobile-friendly and can be accessed by phone, tablet, and computer.
    4. There is no start date or completion date. You can complete the course at your own pace.
    5. Quizzes throughout to help you integrate the knowledge.
    6. You will be sent a receipt as soon as you purchase this course. This receipt can be used for education grants (such as The Allied Health Professional Development Fund) and for tax purposes.
    7. Bite-sized information: all of the content is broken down into bite-sized chunks, so that you can easily watch a video on your break, over lunch, or for a few minutes at night.
    8. A Special Coupon for 15% off any other online course on Embodia Academy when you’ve completed this course!


Course Objectives

You will learn:

    1. About the Dynamic Pain Connectome.
    2. A-type and P-type individuals and their pain experiences.
    3. Brain imaging techniques used in research.
    4. Brain network connectivity and how it affects the experience of pain.
    5. The difference between state and trait pain.
    6. Why medication or treatment works for some and not for others.
    7. Neuroethics and Bioethics.


Audience: Healthcare professionals wishing to improve their understanding of the etiology of chronic pain, and promising research directions investigating personalized treatment for pain.

The instructors
Karen Davis
Dr. Karen Davis is a Neuroscientist whose lab investigates the brain mechanisms underlying chronic pain, pain-attention interactions, how the brain responds to traumatic injuries, plasticity associated with treatment and recovery, and the individual factors that contribute to disease vulnerability and recovery. Dr. Davis has given over 100 invited lectures and published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals. She is currently a Full Professor in the Department of Surgery and the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto, and is Heads of the Division of Brain, Imaging and Behaviour – Systems Neuroscience at the Toronto Western Research Institute. Dr. Davis sits on the CIHR Advisory Board for the Institute of Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction, the Scientific Advisory Council of Brain Canada, and is a Councilor of the International Association for the Study of Pain. Dr. Davis was inducted into the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars in 2009.
Course Material included in this course
  • Are We Ready To Translate Research Into Practice?
  • The Brain Code in Individuals
  • The Dynamic Pain Connectome
  • Brain or Behaviour?
  • Finding Pain In The Brain
  • Q&A
  • Quiz
  • Feedback