Fundamentals of Pain - Full Day Workshop

Date: Sunday 13 April 2014

Time: 8.30 am - 5.00 pm

Cost: $160 (Early Bird), $185 (Standard)

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Interested in Pain? Where do you start? If you are a nurse, physiotherapist, psychologist or GP, the Fundamentals of Pain Workshop will train you in the basics of pain medicine, including the mechanisms of pain, the factors that influence the perception of pain and finally, the agents to treat pain. Our speakers are well known in the field of pain and have extensive experience in both education and therapeutics and will present pain in an easily understood, practical interactive format. Sign up early, as these workshops tend to be booked out quickly!

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The Fundamentals of Pain Workshop aims to equip attendees with knowledge of the basics of pain medicine including the neurobiology of pain, psychology and its influence on pain and the therapeutic agents used to treat pain.

It is suitable for a wide audience, including doctors and all allied health. All speakers are well known in their respective fields and the education will be delivered using an interactive case study.

Associate Professor Michel Coppitiers, Professor in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, VU University Amsterdam

Dr David Jones (FANZCA FFPMANZCA, Specialist, Southern District Health Board, Dunedin, New Zealand) is a Clinical Leader for Pain Service, Dunedin Hospital and Clinical Senior Lecturer University of Otago, New Zealand since 1984.  A Foundation Fellow (1999), examiner and immediate past Dean of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. He supports the bio-psycho-social framework for assessing and managing pain, considering who is the patient with the pain as much as what pain condition(s) they present with.  Major interests: neurogenic pain and its management, best practice opioid prescribing, chronic pelvic pain and post surgical pain conditions.

Dr Stephen Leow, (Clinical Director, GP Axis, South Australia) is the chair of the RACGP Pain Management Specific Interest Group of the National Faculty of Specific Interests and the Chair of the Primary Health Group of the National Pain Summit. Dr Leow is also a member of the NeuP SIG of the IASP.

Professor Michael Nicholas (Director, Pain Education and ADAPT Pain Management Program, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney) has over 30 years of experience in the field of pain management and has an international reputation, especially in relation to his work in developing multidisciplinary pain management programs. He has over 140 publications in scientific journals and books on pain assessment and management. His current research interests include reducing the threat value of persisting pain, self-management strategies in persisting pain, and early psychosocial interventions to prevent long-term disability in people with compensable injuries.