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Doctors to be given lessons in pain

International experts in chronic pain research and treatment are being brought together for a one-off workshop for medical practitioners as part of efforts to improve understanding and management of the debilitating condition. University of Virginia Emeritus Professor David Morris and head of the University of NSW’s Pain Management Research Institute Professor Michael Cousins will be headline speakers at the one-day forum ‘Painful Truths’ being held at Parliament House, Canberra, on Wednesday, July 25, as part of National Pain Week.

01 Jul 2012

International experts in chronic pain research and treatment are being brought together for a one-off workshop for medical practitioners as part of efforts to improve understanding and management of the debilitating condition.

University of Virginia Emeritus Professor David Morris and head of the University of NSW’s Pain Management Research Institute Professor Michael Cousins will be headline speakers at the one-day forum ‘Painful Truths’ being held at Parliament House, Canberra, on Wednesday, July 25, as part of National Pain Week.

The RACGP-accredited workshop, which will be chaired by ABC presenter Dr Norman Swan, is open to all practitioners, including GPs, physiotherapists, dieticians, pharmacists, nurses, exercise physiologists and other health workers caring for patients suffering chronic pain.

The program is intended to provide practitioners with the results of the latest research into the causes of pain, as well as reviewing evidence about the most effective treatment options.

It is intended the one-day workshop will develop a communiqué to the Federal Government highlighting the need for support for GPs and other practitioners in treating patients with chronic pain.

For details about the workshop and registration, go to:

https://www.dcconferences.com.au/eventReg.asp?eventid=2

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Published: 01 Jul 2012