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Dr. Michael Meier, PhD

Michael Meier, PhD
Klinische Position
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
Team
Forschung Chiropraktik
Spezialisierung

Sprachen
Deutsch, Englisch

Ehrungen und Preise

  • 2018 SPC top-rated abstract and session chair "Pain-related Fear - A Basic and Clinical Update". International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), Boston, USA.
  • 2015 Poster award “Best European Poster“. World Federation of Chiropractic and ECU Convention, Athen, Greece
  • 2014 Prize Poster award, basic science, Swiss Association for the Study of Pain, Interlaken, Switzerland
  • 2013 EAC Jean Robert Research Award, Prize for Best New Researcher, European Chiropractic Union, Sitges, Spain
    • NCMIC Louis Sportelli Original Research Award 3rd prize for the best research paper, World Federation of Chiropractic, Durban, South Africa
    • Neuroscience Young Investigator Award, International Association of Dental Research, Seattle, USA

Hochschulabschluss

Grants

  • 2019-2023 CHF 588'000 SNF. Low back pain: Unveiling the contribution of motor control adaption using biomechanical modeling and neuroimaging. Principal Investigator
  • 2013-2016 CHF 448'620 GlaxoSmithKline. Investigating dental hypersensitivity by neuroimaging. Co-Investigator
  • 2012-2013 CHF 12'000 Swiss Society for Endodontology, Berne, Switzerland (SSE). Zerebrale Aktivierungsmuster im Verlaufe des Wirkungseintritts eines zahnärztlichen Lokalanästhetikums bei experimentell induziertem Zahnschmerz. Untersucht mittels funktioneller Magnetresonanztomographie (fMRT). Co-Investigator
  • 2012-2013 CHF 50'000 Swiss Dental Association, Berne, Switzerland (SSO). Zerebrale Aktivierungsmuster im Verlaufe des Wirkungseintritts eines zahnärztlichen Lokalanästhetikums bei experimentell induziertem Zahnschmerz. Untersucht mittels funktioneller Magnetresonanztomographie (fMRT). Co-Investigator
  • 2010-2011 CHF 265'500 GlaxoSmithKline. Investigating dental hypersensitivity using fMRI. Co-Investigator

Sonstige Aktivitäten

Talks

2019

  • Deconstructing pain-related fear in chronic low back pain. Expert meeting on avoidance behavior pain and fear, Leuven, Belgium
  • Neuroimaging of psychological contributors to (spine) motor adaption and their potential role in chronic pain. 9th NEUROspine meeting, Swiss Society for Neurosurgery, Bern, Switzerland
  • Pain-related fear – One or many? Special Interest Group meeting “Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience of Pain (CANoP), Swiss Society for the Study of Pain, Fribourg, Switzerland

2018 

  • Exploring the validity of pain-related fear questionnaires – an fMRI machine learning approach. Canadian Pain Society - 39th Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Fear of movement, fear of pain and neural predictors. Why are these important to you and your patients? Invasive Procedures in Motion 2018 & 20th Anniversary Center for Pain Medicine Nottwil, Switzerland

2017

  • From mechanical spine stimulation, to spinal movement, to brain activation. Pacific Spine Research & Education Foundation (PSREF), Burnaby, Canada
  • fMRI – Brain Mapping. What do we know about chronic back pain patients? Implications for practice, possible solutions. Pacific Spine Research & Education Foundation (PSREF), Burnaby, Canada
  • Fear of movement, fear of pain. Why are these important to you and your patients? Solutions for clinicians. Pacific Spine Research & Education Foundation (PSREF), Burnaby, Canada
  • Multivariate decoding of sensorimotor brain activity during lumbar pressure stimulation accurately identifies chronic low back pain patients. European Chiropractic Union Convention, Cyprus

2016

  • Maladaptive Veränderungen im Gehirn beim chronischen Schmerz. Schmerzklinik Basel, Fortbildung
  • Fear Avoidance Beliefs underlie differential brain processing in chronic low back pain compared to pain-free subjects. 9th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Pain, Singapore
  • The impact of fear of movement on descending pain modulation systems in chronic low back pain patients. European Chiropractic Union Convention, Oslo
  • Fear avoidance behaviour and its underlying brain mechanism in chronic low back pain. Pain conference Swiss Paraplegic Centre, Nottwil
  • Functional neuroimaging for chiropractic research questions. Vereinigung Pro Chiropraktik Region Basel, Switzerland

2015

  • In the search of nociceptive brain regions & mechanisms. Gesellschaft der Ärztinnen und Ärzte des Kantons Solothurn, Switzerland
  • Basic introduction to fMRI analysis. Workshop. International Association for Dental Research, Boston
  • Brain activation patterns of posterior-anterior lumbar mobilisation. European Chiropractic Union, Sitges
  • Fear Avoidance Beliefs in healthy subjects. European Chiropractic Union, Sitges
  • Psychophysical characterization of a dental anaesthetic. Advanced education, Center of Dental Medicine, University of Zurich
  • Brain activation induced by spinal movement – a novel and promising method to investigate neuroplastic changes in chronic low back pain. World Federation of Chiropractic, Durban

2012

  • Evidence for differential fear responses dependent on the stimulation site. Schmerzagora, Zurich
  • Resting state functional connectivity – Watching brain activity at rest. Technical Unit Pain, Zurich


Media

2016

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