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2019 Australian Pain Society 39th Annual Scientific Meeting

2019 Australian Pain Society 39th Annual Scientific MeetingIn the IASP Global Year Against Pain in the Most Vulnerable7 - 10 April 2019 | Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, QLD

Free Paper Sessions

Free paper sessions will be held on Tuesday 9 April 2019, from 1.30 pm - 3.00 pm.

Please click below for session outlines and speakers. Speakers are given 10 minutes to present their paper, followed by 5 minutes for Q&A.

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4  Session 5  Session 6

Authors must register by the early bird deadline, Friday 22 February 2019 to ensure their free paper is kept in the program. Authors who do not register by this date may have their paper removed from the program. Any questions should be sent to the Conference Secretariat.

Free Paper Session 1: Peripheral Mechanisms in Acute & Chronic Pain

  • Dr Michael Morgan - TRPV1 Activation Sensitises Sensory Nerves in the Bone Marrow Cavity in the Rat
  • Dr Samuel Robinson - Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Sting Pain
  • Dr Scott Farrell - Small Fibre Pathology in Chronic Whiplash Associated Disorder: A Cross-Sectional Study
  • Dr Joel Castro - Expression and Function of Pain Sensing Channels in Uterine and Vaginal Innervating Neurons
  • Dr Christine Barry - Macrophage Polarisation in a Murine Model of Vulvodynia
  • Dr Debryna Lumanauw - Subdissociative Dose Ketamine (SSDDK) is Efficacious for Treating Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Pain

Free Paper Session 2: Models & Mechanisms of Pain Chronicity

  • Miss Jacinta Wong - Do Perineuronal Nets in the Ventroposterior Thalamus Play a Role in Mediating Neuropathic Pain?
  • Dr Arjun Muralidharan - Telomeres and Spinal Cord Cellular Senescence Affect Long-Term Chronic Pain and Mortality in Male but not Female Mice
  • Mr Te Haumi Maxwell - Sciatic Nerve Injury Increases the Expression of Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein (GFAP) And Connexin-43 (CX43) in the Hindlimb Region of the Ventroposterior Nucleus of the Thalamus
  • Mr David Boorman - Placebo-Induced Analgesia in Rats with Chronic Neuropathic Pain
  • Miss Emily Mills - Resting Brain Connectivity Underpins Conditioned Pain Modulation Analgesia
  • Mrs Aimie Peek - Brain GABA and Glutamate Levels across Pain Conditions: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Analysis of 1H-MRS Studies.

Free Paper Session 3: Pain Across the Lifespan

  • Associate Professor David Champion - Growing Pains and Restless Legs Syndrome: Aetiological Implications of Improved Phenotypic Definitions
  • Miss Renee Yee - Development of Children’s Understanding of Pain Causality
  • Miss Pachalee Perera - Somatosensory Testing for Indicators of Central Sensitisation in Paediatric Chronic Pain Patients
  • Mr Robert Waller - Associations of Early Life Factors with Pressure and Cold Pain Sensitivity at 22 Years
  • Dr Simon Holliday - Rolling out Patient Active Self-Management for Chronic Pain: An Evaluation of Brief Training for General Practitioners
  • Mrs Michelle Grover - The Comparative Effects of Hypnosis and Mindfulness-Meditation Upon the Experience of Experimental Pain

Free Paper Session 4: Muscle, Movement & Exercise

  • Dr Niamh Moloney - Does Low Intensity Exercise Produce Exercise Induced Hypoalgesia in People with Persistent Pain?
  • Mr Simon Summers - Novel Assessments in Elite Athletes with Persistent Posterior Thigh Pain Ñ Exploring Potential Non-Tissue Based Contributors to Pain
  • Miss Shantel Chang - Pain and Spinal Postural Control: Does Lumbar Pain, Anticipation of Lumbar Pain, or Limb Pain Alter the Neuromuscular and Mechanical Responses to Sudden Axial Load?
  • Dr Martin Rabey - Movement and Sensory Profiles of Start Back Tool Risk Subgroups in People with Chronic Low Back Pain
  • Miss Megan Mcphee - Local Hypoalgesia to Pressure and Enhanced Sequential Conditioned Pain Modulation Following Fatiguing Trunk-Extensor Exercise
  • Mr Joshua Pate - Which Patients with Chronic Pain are More Likely to Improve Pain Biology Knowledge Following Education?

Free Paper Session 5: Cervical & Cranial Pain

  • Mr Rutger De Zoete - Cervical Sensorimotor Control is not Associated with Chronic Idiopathic Neck Pain: A Six-Month Longitudinal Study
  • Miss Alma Viviana Silva Guerrero - A Qualitative Comparison of Physiotherapy Approaches to Addressing the Fears and Concerns of Patients with Non-Traumatic Neck Pain and Whiplash Associated Disorder
  • Associate Professor Jane Nikles - A Retrospective Descriptive Observational Study of Patients Who Presented to an Australian Hospital Emergency Department with Whiplash Injury
  • Ms Aila Nica Bandong - Health Professional Perceptions of Acute Whiplash Guidelines: A Mixed Methods Study
  • Miss Alma Viviana Silva Guerrero - A Comparison of Perceptions of Reassurance in Patients with Non-Traumatic Neck Pain and Whiplash Associated Disorders in Consultations with Primary Care Practitioners
  • Associate Professor Supanigar Ruangsri - Opiorphin Level in Unstimulated Whole Saliva of Burning Mouth Syndrome Patients at Faculty of Dentistry, KKU

Free Paper Session 6: Management: Issues & Options

  • Professor Stephan Schug - Chronic Pain as a New Concept for the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11)
  • Ms Jessie Channell - Comparative Mortality and Abuse of Common Prescription Opioids
  • Dr Natasa Gisev - A Population-Based Study of Transdermal Fentanyl Initiation in Australian Clinical Practice
  • Mr Rocco Cavaleri - Accelerating the Recovery of Experimentally-Induced Pain Using Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: A Randomised Controlled Trial
  • Ms Eva Sierra Silvestre - Altered Pain Processing in People with Type I and Ii Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Pain Thresholds and Pain Modulation Mechanisms
  • Dr Ramakrishnan Mani - Threatening Illness Perceptions are Associated with a Pro-Nociceptive Modulation Profile in Adults with Persistent Musculoskeletal Pain