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Can babies feel pain

As adults can tell us when they are feeling pain we can often simply ask them whether pain medication is working. As babies cannot talk, we need to rely on other measures to find out whether they are feeling pain. It is not always possible to know whether a baby is in pain by looking at their behaviour. Join Oxfordscibar to hear Rebeccah Slater discuss whether the use of modern brain imaging techniques can tell us whether a baby can feel pain. This is particularly important for babies admitted to intensive care after birth who may need lots of medical interventions to be performed everyday as part of their essential medical care. 

This event is free.

Oxford Talks

Forthcoming events

Department of Paediatrics Away Day 2019

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 9am to 4pm

We cordially invite all Paediatrics staff and students to attend the Departmental Away Day, held on Wednesday 26th of June at St Catherine's College, Manor Rd, OX13UJ Oxford.

Hot Topics In Infection And Immunity In Children 2019

Monday, 01 July 2019 to Wednesday, 03 July 2019

Hot Topics In Infection And Immunity In Children - The ESPID-Oxford Course is a residential training course covering topics in paediatric infection for paediatric infectious diseases trainees and trainers, and for all those who manage children with infections.

Introduction to Immunisations

Monday, 15 July 2019 to Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 9am - 4pm @ Bracknell Open Learning Centre - Bracknell Open Learning Centre, Rectory Lane, Bracknell RG12 7GR

A free 2-day Training Event for general practice nurses and health professionals new to immunisation practice who administer / promote / advise about vaccines in the Thames Valley. Funding for this event is from NHS England through Health Education England.

Influenza Vaccination Update Training

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 9am to 1pm

Influenza vaccination update training covering the childhood and adult national programmes. A summary update will be included on pneumococcal (adult), shingles and pertussis in pregnancy vaccination.

Influenza Vaccination Update Training

Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 9am to 1pm @ Oxford Science Park, Magdalen Centre 1 Robert Robinson Avenue, Oxford OX4 4GA

Influenza vaccination update training covering the childhood and adult national programmes. A summary update will be included on pneumococcal (adult), shingles and pertussis in pregnancy vaccination.

Thames Valley & Wessex Paediatric Infectious Diseases Course

Monday, 30 September 2019, 10am to 4.45pm @ 34 Broad Street Oxford OX1 3BD

This one-day course is for consultants, trainees, specialist nurses and all those who care for children with infections.