Prof. Patricia McGrath The Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto, Canada1 Talk
Patricia A. McGrath is currently the Scientific Director of the Divisional Center of Pain Management and Pain Research, Anesthesia, at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. She is a Professor of Anesthesia at the University of Toronto, and she is a Senior Associate Scientist, Neuroscience and Mental Health... read moreProgram, at the Research Institute at the Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. McGrath’s current research is on chronic pain in children, especially the sex- and age-related factors that may make children more vulnerable for developing chronic pain or for prolonging disability. She participates in ongoing, collaborative studies focusing on the bio/psycho/social factors associated with certain chronic pain conditions that differentially affect females. She and her fellow researchers use psychophysical measurement and brain imaging technology to evaluate the neural mechanisms underlying chronic pain and cognitive function in these pediatric pain conditions.