Welcome to Pain Management Research Institute
Established in 1990, the Pain Management Research Institute (PMRI) is a joint initiative between the University of Sydney and Royal North Shore Hospital. PMRI is a division of the Kolling Institute of Medical Research, which has the broad goal of improving human health.
The PMRI conducts basic and clinical research programs and also operates a national and international educational program leading to a Masters qualification in Pain Management.
The PMRI works in close collaboration with the Pain Management & Research Centre (PMRC), which treats patients with acute pain, cancer pain, and chronic non-cancer pain.
We have a number of major research programs investigating mechanisms and treatment of severe persistent pain problems. Read more
An estimated 1 in 5 Australians suffer persistent pain - pain that continues for more than 3 months. Read more
Every single day, thousands of Australians wake to delibitating chronic pain - month after month, year after year. Many find themselves locked into a cycle of pills, depression and bed rest. Read more
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Postgraduate Degree and Continuing Education programs in Pain Management are offered through Sydney Medical School at The University of Sydney. Read more
The Department of Anaesthesia & Pain Management is the only one in Australia to be approved for three specialist training positions for the Diploma of Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, which commenced in 1999. Read more