A(n)esthetics: The Art of Analgesia

September 11, 2018

Tufts Pain Research, Education and Policy program graduates thought leaders in the field 0f pain. We are honored to welcome back to Tufts one of our inspiring PREP graduates, Ian Koebner, PhD, for an interactive symposium and panel discussion on Pain, Art, and the value of their intersection will be examined by a panel of experts. A moderated discussion about the opportunities and challenges that arise when these practices – pain management and art – meet in terms of scholarly research, program development and clinical interventions will follow the brief presentations.

The event is jointly sponsored by Tufts, Harvard and University of California (Davis) and will be held on Wednesday September 12 from 2-5 pm on the Tufts Boston Campus (136 Harrison Ave, M&V building room 102). The symposium is free but registration is requested via EventbriteĀ 


Ian Koebner, PhD – Director, Integrative Pain Management and Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at University of California, Davis and Cultural Agents Fellow, Harvard University

Daniel Carr, MD, MA – Director and Founder of the Pain Research, Education and Policy Program and Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, Anesthesiology, and Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine

Doris Sommer, PhD – Director of the Cultural Agents Initiative at Harvard University, and the Ira and Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of African and African American Studies in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

Nancy Marks, MS – Artist and co-creator of The Opioid Project: Changing Perceptions Through Art and Storytelling

Mathew Steinfeld, PhD – Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine and Associate Director of Clinical Training, Substance Abuse Treatment Unit of the Connecticut Mental Health Center

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