This event will explore a range of international and interdisciplinary approaches that can help us better understand encounters with pain both within and beyond the clinic. It will divert radically from the traditional academic conference format to encourage exchange between different groups affected by pain.
Pain is notoriously difficult to communicate. Some academics have argued that pain resists description in language while others claim that it can generate language. By bringing into dialogue people who experience, witness, and treat pain, this conference seeks to explore alternative means of communicating, sharing and assessing suffering.
See www.ucl.ac.uk/encountering-pain for full details about this event.
Blog by Christina Lee: ablogcalledpain