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2023 Australian Pain Society 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting

2023 Australian Pain Society 43rd Annual Scientific MeetingIn the IASP Global Year for Integrative Pain Care02 - 05 April 2023 | National Convention Centre Canberra, ACT

Navigating ‘pain in the media’ from the perspectives of a journo, a researcher, and a social media guru 

Monday 3 April 2023, Plenary Session 2 | 4:10 - 5:15 PM

This session will explore all things media and pain.

First, renowned journalist Liam Mannix (The Age, Sydney Morning Herald) will discuss the opportunities and challenges that occur in media representation of pain, exploring how we can optimise accurate translation of our own work. Then, Professor Giandomenico Iannetti (University College London) will share his experiences of pain media challenges, discussing a recent situation where his research was misrepresented and used as evidence to support revocation of Roe vs Wade in the USA. He will discuss what actions he took and provide tips for others that may find themselves in a similar situation. Last, Dr Edel O’Hagan (University of Sydney, Westmead Applied Research Centre) will explore opportunities existing in pain and media, most notably outlining her work using social media as a medium to research pain conditions in an innovative manner. These talks will be followed by a facilitated panel Q&A for the final 15 minutes of the session.

Pain in the Media

Giandomenico Iannetti

Professor Giandomenico Iannetti
University College London

Liam Mannix

Mr Liam Mannix
The Age And Sydney Morning Herald

Edel O'Hagan

Dr Edel O'Hagan
Westmead Applied Research Centre

Tasha Stanton

Associate Professor Tasha Stanton
University of South Australia