Nov 30, 2017

The Beautiful Brain: Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852–1934)

Sep 5-Dec 3, 2017

Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery

The Beautiful Brain is the first North American museum exhibition to present the extraordinary drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852–1934), a Spanish pathologist, histologist and neuroscientist renowned for his discovery of neuron cells and their structure, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1906. Known as the father of modern neuroscience, Cajal was also an exceptional artist. He combined scientific and artistic skills to produce arresting drawings with extraordinary scientific and aesthetic qualities.

More information: Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal to be shown at UBC.

2017 Annual UBC Chan Gunn Lecture

5:00pm-7:30pm, Nov 30, 2017

Lecture Theatre 001, Life Sciences Institute, 2350 Health Sciences Mall
Dr. Jay Shah

Talk title: GunnIMS - New Frontiers in Chronic Myofascial Pain and Central Sensitization: Integrating Advancements in the Pain Sciences with Evaluation and Treatment Strategies 

Speaker bio

Jay P. Shah, MD is a physiatrist and clinical investigator in Bethesda, Maryland USA. He and his co-investigators have utilized novel microanalytical and ultrasound imaging techniques that have uncovered the unique biochemical milieu and viscoelastic properties of myofascial trigger points and surrounding soft tissue. Jay is a well-known lecturer on mechanisms of chronic pain, myofascial pain, acupuncture techniques and other related topic and has given many invited lectures and hands-on courses nationally and internationally for physicians, physiotherapists, acupuncturists, dentists, and other professional groups. His presentations integrate the fascinating knowledge emerging from the basic and clinical pain sciences in order to improve evaluation and management approaches to chronic musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. He completed the UCLA Medical Acupuncture course and a Bravewell Fellowship at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.

About the Chan Gunn Lecture

Each year, a distinguished scholar/clinician is invited to speak at the UBC-Chan Gunn Annual Lecture about issues related to IMS and neuropathic pain. This lecture is held in honour of Dr. Chan Gunn and his generous contributions.