Dr Charles Berde announced as Cawthron Annual Lecture speaker

28 September 2021

A world-leading clinician who co-founded the Pain Treatment Center at Boston Children’s Hospital will be the keynote speaker at Cawthron’s 78th Annual Thomas Cawthron Memorial Lecture next month.

Dr. Charles Berde – Senior Associate in Pain Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School – will present via video link from the United States, and join a live discussion with Cawthron scientists Dr. Johan Svenson and Andy Selwood at the Nelson Centre of Musical Arts on 19 October. The event will be simultaneously live-streamed to a global audience.

Dr. Berde’s presentation – Revolutionising post-operative pain relief – will examine several recent advances in care of patients after surgery, including innovations that he and his Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard colleague Dr. Daniel Kohane are spearheading, aided by a crucial key to the puzzle that has been provided by Cawthron’s research into microalgae and bioactive compounds.

Cawthron Institute Trust Board Chair John Palmer said the Annual Lecture honoured Thomas Cawthron’s legacy to make science freely available to the public.

“This year we are celebrating 100 years since Cawthron Institute was officially established. When businessman and philantropist Thomas Cawthron left money in his will for our establishment, he firmly believed science was the key to a better future for us all. That has never been truer than it is now.

“We are honoured to have a global expert of Dr. Berde’s calibre as our keynote presenter to share this exciting new path which could see Cawthron’s science have a truly global impact.”

More information and registrations for the live-stream event are now open via cawthron.live

Find out more about our speakers here.

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