The End of Pain

Conservatorium Theatre, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

Summary

Doctors cannot see pain. There is no scan available and it’s impossible to tell if people experience pain in the same way. Pain is in the brain of the beholder. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t very real and often very debilitating. Medical science has long been locked in a battle with the strangeness of pain and finding better ways for us to cope with it. Why do we feel pain, and what causes it? Can the brain unlearn the pathways of pain? And could a venom be used as a medicine to target pain?

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Sana Qadar

Sana Qadar

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Sana Qadar

Sana Qadar is the host of All in the Mind on ABC Radio National, a show exploring the mind, brain and behaviour. She has previously reported, presented or produced for...

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Tasha Stanton

Natasha Stanton

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Natasha Stanton

Associate Professor Tasha Stanton is the Osteoarthritis Research Theme Lead for IIMPACT in Health at The University of South Australia, Adelaide and a National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)...

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Glenn King

Glenn King

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Glenn King

After academic stints in Australia and the USA, Glenn joined the Institute for Molecular Bioscience at the University of Queensland in 2007. Glenn is a pioneer in the field of venoms-based...

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Patent Medicine Collection Item

Dr Williams’ Pink Pills for Pale People were produced from 1890 to the early twentieth century. Dr Williams’ Medicine Company was the trading arm of G.T. Fulford & Co., a Canadian family business. The pills were used to treat a range of minor illnesses including headaches, sallow complexions and restoring strength after a bout of flu.

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Medicine Box Collection Item

Wooden medicine boxes and chests like this one were popularly used from at least the beginning of the 19th century and into the early 20th century. They contained an assortment of medicines, pharmaceuticals and home remedies and were a vital part of daily life.

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Medicine Chest Collection Item

This medical chest is a key tool in the medical care of people by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) in the remote areas of Australia, with over 3,000 of these chests distributed throughout the country.

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Cost

Adult $35

Concession $30

Livestream $10

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Location

Conservatorium Theatre, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, South Brisbane, QLD,

Age Recommendation

Adults

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