Pain 101 Podcast: Gaining Control Over Pain

Editor’s Note: At the 2018 World Congress on Pain, the biennial meeting of the International Association for the Study of Pain, researchers from around the world gathered to discuss the latest pain research. In this Pain 101 podcast, which was recorded at the World Congress, two experts working to help people gain control over their pain discussed their work.

The first part of the podcast features pain psychologist Beth Darnall, PhD, a clinical professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Stanford University. Darnall sat down with Alexander Tuttle, PhD, who is doing post-PhD research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, to discuss how psychological treatments can help people to ease their pain.

The second part of the podcast features Michael Saenger, MD, an assistant professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and Director of the Empower Veterans Program (EVP) at Atlanta VA Health Care System. Saenger sat down with Natalie Osborne, a PhD student at the University of Toronto, to discuss EVP, which helps veterans suffering from severe, persistent pain to manage their condition.

A PDF transcript of the entire podcast is available here.

The Pain 101 podcast series is hosted by Natalie Osborne, a PhD student at the University of Toronto, Canada, and Alexander Tuttle, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, US.

Podcast music credit—Artist: Geographer. Track: “Bright Idea.” From YouTube Audio Library.