Amanda Galvin

Michael J Cousins Pain Management & Research Centre

Royal North Shore Hospital, Douglas Building

T: +61 (0)2 9463 1500   |   F: +61 (0)2 9463 1050


Shaan & Geoffrey Verco, PMRI Ltd

c/- PMRI, Douglas Building

Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards

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Pain Clinical Service Centre

Pain Management & Research Centre

Douglas Building, Royal North Shore Hospital

Reserve Road, St Leonards

T: +61 (0)2 9463 1500

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Education & Training

Pain Management Multidisciplinary Workshop


The Pain Management Multidisciplinary Workshop is arguably the world's most comprehensive workshop in pain management in 2018.

This two week (Monday - Thursday) workshop is a comprehensive overview of all major aspects of pain management, integrating basic science with its clinical application. The content is based on the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) core curriculum and facilitated by nationally and internationally recognised specialists in the field of pain management.

The workshop sessions have been developed to increase participant knowledege and skills in assessing and managing patients with acute and/or chronic pain conditions.


The workshop is designed for nurses, doctors, dentists, psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, osteopaths, pharmacists and other health professionals with an interest in learning about current views and approaches to the assessment and management of pain.


A comprehensive overview of all major aspects of pain management, integrating basic science with its clincial application. The content is based on the IASP endorsed Master of Medicine/Science in Medicine (Pain Management) program offered through The University of Sydney.

2018 Workshop

Click here to  download the University of Sydney 2018 Workshop Flyer.


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Contact Us

For more information, please phone us on

(+61) 2 9463 1516, or send us an email.

WEEK 1 : The Problem of Pain

During the first week, participants will be introduced to the extent of the problem and explores pain contributors and assessment.


Topic areas include:

  • Concepts and Assessment of Pain

  • Epidemiology

  • Overview of Musculoskeletal Pain Problems

  • Early Intervention

  • Psychology of Pain

  • Psychological Contributors of Pain

  • Pharmacology of Pain

  • Disability, Pain & Rehabilitation

  • Neurobiology related to Mechanisms of Pain

  • Cancer Pain and Cancer Survivorship

  • Orofacial Pain

  • Acute Pain Services

WEEK 2 : The Management of Pain

Over the second week, participants will explore current principles of pain management.


Topic areas include:

  • Musculoskeletal Pain Assessment

  • Neuropathic and Visceral Pain Management

  • Neuroimmune Aspects of Pain

  • Post-surgical Pain

  • Pain and Addiction

  • Pain in Children and Older People

  • Placebo Analgesia

  • Headache

  • Headache

  • Mood, Personality Disorders and Suicide

  • Complementary Therapies

  • Pain and Sleep

Note: Curriculum and speakers subject to final confirmation


Week 1: Mon 5 Feb - Thu 8 Feb 2018     

Week 2: Mon 12 Feb - Thu 15 Feb 2018



  • Each day runs from 9am until 4:30pm.

  • Registrations will close on Friday 25 January 2018.



Registration fees include morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on each day. Prices are GST inclusive and are in Australian Dollars (AUD).

Current Australian University Students**

Current University of Sydney Pain Management Degree Student*

Registration Type

Week 1

Week 2

Both Weeks








Current Australian University Students**



Current University of Sydney Staff  

Current University of Sydney Pain 





Management Degree Student*

*Reduced workshop registration fees are offered for University of Sydney students who are currently enrolled in either the Graduate Certificate in Pain Management, Graduate Diploma in Pain Management, Master of Medicine (Pain Management) or the Master of Science in Medicine (Pain Management) degree programs.

**Proof of current Australian University enrolment will be required



The Pain Management workshop will be held at:


Kolling Building, Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH)

Reserve Rd, St Leonards NSW 2065

Royal North Shore Hospital

Royal North Shore Hospital in St Leonards





Public Transport

St Leonards train station is on the T1 North Shore & Northern Line and is a 10 minute walk from Royal North Shore Hospital. It takes approximately 20 minutes to travel by train from St Leonards to Central Station in the city.

There are regular buses running between the upper and lower North Shore, Epping, Ryde and Sydney CBD, that stop on the Pacific Highway outside Royal North Shore Hospital. It takes about 5 minutes to walk from the Highway to the hospital.




Visitor parking is available in the multi-storey car park, which is owned and operated by Wilson Parking. Parking fees are displayed at all entrances to the car park.

If you plan to drive every day, weekly passes are significantly more economical than paying the daily casual parking rates. These passes are available for purchase at the Parking Office on level 4 of the new P2 multi-storey car park.

Off-street parking in the area is typically limited to two hours and is often metered.






  • The number of registrations is limited to 50 participants

  • Registrations close on Friday 25 January 2018



Cancellations before 5pm Friday 25 January 2018 receive a 90% refund of the registration fee (i.e. less 10% administrative fee). There will be no refunds after this date.