Dr. Peter Stilwell #MOWP24
Vi er glade for at offentliggøre dr. Peter Stilwell som speaker til Moving on With Pain 2024!
Dr. Peter Stilwell:
"Reconstructing the disrupted self: Theoretical advances in pain and suffering"
The growing personal and societal impacts of pain have led to strong calls for
innovative research to better understand the nature of pain-related suffering and how it can be effectively relieved. Indeed, important developments have identified a central feature of pain-related suffering: disruption to one’s sense of self. However, little research has explored how one’s sense of self may be optimally restored or reconstructed through clinical interventions or self-management strategies.
Anchored in past and ongoing research on this topic, this presentation will provide an overview of how various aspects of the self may be disrupted, restored, or reconstructed.
Overall, this presentation is expected to transform how attendees understand the self and suffering.
Who is Peter?
Peter Stilwell is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Southern Denmark. His research is focused on the topics of pain and suffering. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at McGill University, where he held a Fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and was a Ronald Melzack Fellow in Chronic Pain Research at the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain. Most of his research training was at Dalhousie University, where he completed a MSc in Rehabilitation Research in Physiotherapy and a PhD in Health. Before his research training, he obtained an undergraduate
Kinesiology degree (BKin) from the University of Calgary and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree (DC) from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC). As a kinesiologist and licensed chiropractor, he worked mostly with people living with persistent spinal pain and he placed an emphasis on exercise and supported self-management.