Free paper sessions will be held on Tuesday 7 April 2020, from 1.45 pm - 3.00 pm.
Please click below for session outlines and speakers. Speakers are given 9 minutes to present their paper, followed by 3 minutes for Q&A.
Authors must register by the early bird deadline, Wednesday 19 February 2020 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: A View from the Lab: Preclinical Studies in Pain and Analgesia
- Mrs Jéssica A. I. Muller, University of Queensland, QLD: Antinociceptive activity in mice of a synthetic peptide from Latin American wasp parachartergus fraternus
- Miss Lital Livni, University of New South Wales, NSW: Pain and neuroimmune response following treatment with chemotherapy and immune checkpoint inhibitors in mice
- Dr Michael Morgan, University of Melbourne, VIC: ASIC3 activates and sensitizes sensory nerves in the bone marrow cavity of rats
- Dr Priyank Shenoy, Monash University VIC: Identification of effective analgesics for Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (DEB)
- Mr Blake Smith, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, VIC: Development of a mouse model of Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (DEB)
- A/Professor Jason Ivanusic, University of Melbourne, VIC: Early stage experimental osteoarthritis activates and sensitizes articular, but not the bone afferent neurons
Free Paper Session 2: Pelvic Pain Updates
- Mr Thomas Astill, Western Sydney University, NSW: What is the impact of chronic pelvic pain in men?
- Dr Joel Castro, Flinders University, SA: A novel approach to reduce pain arising from the female reproductive tract
- Miss Alice Mitchell, Western Sydney University, NSW: The treatment of vulvodynia in Australia
- Dr Shweta Nair, University Of Melbourne, VIC: Women referred with pelvic pain: Characteristics and features that predict who gets surgery and who has endometriosis
- Miss Alish Quinless: University Of Melbourne, VIC: The predictive value of the pain catastrophising scale for pain and quality of life outcomes in women with persistent pelvic pain
- Mrs Jessica Maddern, Flinders University, SA: Chronic pelvic pain and cross-organ sensitisation induced comorbidities in a mouse model of endometriosis
Free Paper Session 3: Imaging and Assessment of the Pain Patient
- Dr Scott Farrell, University of Queensland, QLD: Spinal cord injury is not a feature of chronic whiplash associated disorder: a magnetic resonance spectroscopy study
- Dr Noemi Meylakh, University of Sydney, NSW: Altered regional brain activity and hypothalamic connectivity preceding a migraine
- Miss Tiffani Mungoven, University of Sydney, NSW: Microstructural changes in the trigeminal nerve of interictal migraineurs
- Mr Mustafa Atee, Curtin University, WA: Faces of pain in dementia: Learnings from clinical practice
- Miss Hannah Jones, University of South Australia, SA: Effect of hand dominance on implicit motor imagery performance (MIP): Meta-analytical review
- Mr Nick Olthof, Griffith University, QLD: Properties of a novel device to test tactile acuity
Free Paper Session 4: The Psychological Perspective: Treatments, Outcomes and Insights
- Dr Joanne Dudeney: Macquarie University, NSW: Do improvements in pain last? Long-term outcomes from a randomised controlled trial of an Internet-delivered pain management program for adults with chronic pain
- Dr Joanne Dudeney, Macquarie University, NSW: Can we reduce the economic burden of pain in Australia? Assessing the cost-effectiveness of an Internet-delivered pain management program for adults with chronic pain
- Dr Rachel, Elphinston, University of Queensland, QLD: What do we know about psychological brief interventions for chronic pain and co-occurring prescription opioid use and do patients need them?
- Dr Manasi Murthy Mittinty, University of Sydney, NSW: A dyadic perspective on coping with chronic pain and its impact on relationship quality and psychological distress
- Miss Saari Nigol, Australian Catholic University, VIC: An exploration of the meaning of pain amongst Bhutanese Refugees
- Dr Cindy Wall, Flinders Medical Centre, SA: Embedding low intensity cognitive behavioural therapy in a tertiary chronic pain service: A pilot study
Free Paper Session 5: Multidisciplinary Approaches and Service Delivery
- Dr Julia Gilmartin-Thomas, Monash University, VIC: Persistent pain of musculoskeletal origin is a common accompaniment of ageing amongst healthy older Australians: A questionnaire based study
- Dr Poonam Mehta, University of Technology Sydney, NSW: “Ageing with pain” Perceptions of older people about barriers and facilitators of physical activity
- Dr Feng Pan, Menzies Institute For Medical Research, TAS: Muscle function and power but not mass protect against more severe knee pain trajectories
- Dr Melita Giummarra: Monash University, VIC: What role does geography play in pain clinic treatment: A clinical cohort study
- Ms Ria Hopkins, Monash University, VIC: Clinician education to successfully reduce opioid discharge prescribing in opioid-naïve surgical patients: A cluster-randomised controlled trial
- Mrs Elspeth Shipton, University of Notre Dame, NZ: Pain medicine knowledge of final year medical students in Australia and New Zealand