Lafayette Health Awareness Series

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A Primer on Painhow pain affects us and what we can do about it

Join the Lafayette String Quartet as this year’s health forum travels into the realm of pain. What is the purpose of pain?  Does everyone feel pain the same way? What are the factors that influence pain? What are some of the positive ways we can treat pain? Three presenters will share their expertise and help us to better understand the world of pain and its management.


Dr. Patrick McGowan
– Professor, School of Public Health and Social Policy, University of Victoria
– Associate Director Ladner, Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health, University of Victoria



Dr. Launette Rieb
– University of British Columbia  Addiction Medicine.



Dr. Nelson Svorkdal
– Pain Clinic and Management. VIHA Pain Program. Royal Jubilee Hospital



Thursday, October 4th, 2018  7:00 PM
David Lam Auditorium, University of Victoria

FREE ADMISSION – Click here to book your Seats.

For thirteen years the Lafayette String Quartet has joined with health professionals to bring expert information to our community on various health topics which affect us all.

The Lafayette Health Awareness Series began in 2006 with a dialogue on the topic of breast cancer, which impacted the Lafayette String Quartet profoundly when one of its members was diagnosed and treated in 2001. The Lafayette Health Awareness Forum was created to provide expert and updated health information to the public in a free forum on various health topics.

With the quartet’s experience that what affects one – eventually affects us all, it was their wish in their 20th anniversary year (2006) to offer some tangible way to share with the community their gratitude for this universal connection. The Lafayette Health Awareness Forum brings this interconnection to our local community and provides the opportunity for specialists, health professionals and the general public to meet and dialogue on important health topics.

We are again so fortunate to be partnering with the Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health and with their help in sponsoring an interactive research display.

The display will take place at 6:00 pm in the lobby prior to the forum. We invite you to join us for some light refreshments and the opportunity to explore and take part in student projects on a variety of health topics.

A yearly evening event, the forum takes place at the University of Victoria, held on a Thursday evening in the early fall.

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