Temerty Centre Speaker Series: Dr. Mojgan Hodaie
DATE: June 28, 2022 (Tuesday)
TIME: 12pm to 1pm EST
PRESENTERS: Dr. Mojgan Hodaie
NOTE: This event is CPD accredited for physicians
Dr. Mojgan Hodaie
Professor, Department of Surgery and Institute of Medical Science
Title of Talk
Understanding pain using artificial intelligence.
Pain is a common human experience, yet our understanding of pain has been limited. A key limitation is that pain is defined as a subjective experience, however an important question is whether we can introduce measures that permit greater objectivity in the diagnosis of pain, and how these contribute to clinical and surgical decision-making. In this talk, I will share the body of work that points to objective measures drawn from advanced brain imaging, and how AI is helping shape the future of how we approach and study pain.
Dr. Hodaie is a neurosurgeon and Professor of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses primarily on the study of neuropathic pain, and specifically Trigeminal Neuralgia—the most common and most severe form of chronic facial neuropathic pain. Dr. Hodaie's research strategy has focused on the study of advanced brain imaging including neural microstructure and how this contributes to pain, its diagnosis as well as prediction of surgical outcomes using brain imaging. Dr. Hodaie and her team are part of T-CAIREM, and have focused on the role of artificial intelligence in developing models that can bring greater objectivity in the understanding of pain.
• To understand the current trends in the study of neuropathic pain
• To gain an appreciation of the impact of the development of the introduction of objective measures in the clinical approach to pain
• To gain an appreciation of the impact of advanced brain imaging and its contributions to our current understanding of neuropathic pain.