Neurosciences meets literature

The Medicines of today are the drugs of tomorrow

This year at the 18th International Literature Festival in Berlin, ECN-Member Prof. Dr. Christoph Stein talks with Harald Staun about "The medicines of today are the drugs of tomorrow". The event will take place in the special series "The Politics of Drugs".

The promise of complete freedom from pain and the demands of a performance-oriented society have led to an unparalleled epidemic of opioid addiction in the USA. Every month, thousands of people die from an overdose. In Germany, too, overall consumption has increased at a similar rate. Although opioids are prescribed mainly for chronic pain, they do not have a significant impact on reducing it. What are the alternatives?

Date: September 10, 2018, 9:00 pm
Location: Kaminzimmer des Literaturhauses Berlin (Fasanenstraße 23, 10719 Berlin)

The event is free to the public.

Christoph Stein is Director of the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and a member of the Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin. His research focuses on pain research and therapy, anesthesia, and opioid therapy.


Harald Staun is editor at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Sunday newspaper in Berlin and moderates the conversation.

In cooperation with the Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure and the Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin.

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