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PAINRefresh 2021: Multidisciplinary Pain Management Workshop

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Crows Nest NSW 2065
Face to face
5 days
University of Sydney - PMRI

Assessing and managing patients with acute and chronic pain conditions

Based on Sydney Medical School's internationally recognised postgraduate program in pain management, this workshop is aimed at all health professionals interested in pain management.

About the workshop

PAINRefresh 2021 is arguably the most comprehensive multi-disciplinary pain workshop worldwide in 2021! The workshop will be held over one week and features two streams of topics to cater for different interests.

The workshop integrates basic science, research outcomes and clinical applications. The content is based on the International Association for the Study of Pain’s (IASP) interprofessional core curriculum and the faculty includes experienced clinicians and internationally recognised specialists.

The objective is to increase participants’ knowledge and skills in assessing and managing patients with acute and/or chronic pain conditions.

Registration includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Welcome drinks will also be provided at the end of the first day.

Who should attend?

All health professionals who deal with pain and pain-related problems. This includes doctors, nurses, psychologists, physiotherapists, pharmacists, dentists, occupational therapists, exercise physiologists, osteopaths, chiropractors, and students in all health disciplines.

Why attend?

  • The workshop is comprehensive and a convenient way of updating your familiarity and skills in this challenging area.
  • Presenters include practising clinicians and internationally recognised leaders in the field of pain management.
  • There will be opportunity for discussion with speakers both during sessions and meal breaks.
  • The venue is purpose built, close to parking stations and great cafes, and easily accessible by public transport.

Dates and times

When: 8 Feb – 12 Feb 2021

Each day runs from 8:30am to 4:25pm

Workshop outline

During PAINRefresh, participants will be provided a comprehensive overview of all major aspects of pain management, integrating basic science with its clinical application. The content is based on the IASP endorsed Master of Medicine (Pain Management) and Master of Science in Medicine (Pain Management) programs offered through the University of Sydney. 

Topic areas covered

  • concepts and assessment of pain
  • concepts of treatment of pain
  • epidemiology
  • overview of musculoskeletal pain problems
  • early intervention
  • opioid tapering
  • pain in children and in older people
  • psychology & psychological contributors of pain
  • neurobiology of pain (peripheral, spinal & brain)
  • pain conditions (neuropathic, visceral, headache, low-back pain, whiplash)
  • pharmacology of pain
  • disability, pain and rehabilitation
  • cancer pain and cancer survivorship
  • orofacial pain
  • acute pain services.
  • pain and sleep

Note: Curriculum and speakers subject to final confirmation

Venue and food

Where: Northside Conference Centre

Corner of Oxley St & Pole Lane, Crows Nest NSW 2065

Included: 5-days, fully catered and registration includes welcome drinks and nibbles on the first evening.

PAINRefresh 2021: Multidisciplinary Pain Management Workshop
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Pain management
Provider Type
Education Provider
5 days
Start Date
End Date
CPD Points
32.5 hours of professional development
Price Details
Early Bird Registration (before 1 Nov 2020): $930 inc. GST ; Full Registration (from 1 Nov 2020): $1200 inc. GST
Meals Provided
Crows Nest NSW 2065
Northside Conference Centre
Price: $1,200.00Early Bird Registration (before 1 Nov 2020): $930 inc. GST ; Full Registration (from 1 Nov 2020): $1200 inc. GST
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