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Education & Training

Visiting Scholar's Program

The Visiting Scholars’ Program is a free monthly event providing the perfect opportunity to hear from national and international experts in the field of pain. See who we have been previously privileged to have speak as part of this program here.

 

These events are held in the Kolling Building at Royal North Shore Hospital in St Leonards, Sydney.

 

Cost: This is a free event open to anyone with an interest in learning about pain.

2017 Calendar

Cannabinoids and Pain Management

Topic

February

Presenter

Date

Time

Venue

 

Mr Tony Hall

Thursday 9th February 2017

3.30-4.30pm

Norman Nock Lecture Room 1 & 2, Level 5, Kolling Building, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Tony Hall is a Senior Lecturer in Pharmacotherapeutics at Queensland University of Technology. He has 30 years experience as a hospital pharmacist, 27 of these in Clinical Pharmacy practice and 20 years experience within UK’s National Health Service. Tony is a clinical educator at both basic and advanced levels of pharmacy practice and has extensive experience of educational input to healthcare professions. He is a recognised Clinical Pharmacy expert in Palliative Care, Pain Management, Haematology/Oncology and Medication Risk Management.

Tony has been living in Australia since 1999 moving into a role as Clinical Pharmacist, Advanced in Persistent Pain at the Gold Coast Interdisciplinary Persistent Pain Centre in 2009. In this role Tony provides a holistic review of the use of a patient’s medication, educating the patient on the use of medication in their pain management. He is active in working to reduce the use of opioid analgesics and has maintained an active interest in the development of medical marijuana research in Australia.

February

Surgery for Pain

Topic

Professor Ian Harris

Tuesday 14th February 2017

3.30-4.30pm

Auditorium, Level 5, Kolling Building, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards

Presenter

Date

Time

Venue

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Prof Ian Harris is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at UNSW and an active clinician and researcher. His areas of clinical interest relate to trauma and fragility fractures. His academic interests include surgical outcomes, the evidence base for surgery, clinical trials, joint replacement, rehabilitation and clinical quality registries.

Ian is the author of the book Surgery - The Ultimate Placebo: A Surgeon Cuts Through the Evidence in which he argues that the evidence for the success for many common operations become current accepted practice without full examination of the evidence.

The Evolution of the Science of Pain: from gate control theory to central sensitisation​

Topic

March

Presenter

Date

Time

Venue

 

RSVP

Professor Jane Ballantyne

Thursday 23rd March 2017

3.00-4.00pm

Meeting Room, Pain Management Research Institute, Douglas Building, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards

Seats are limited. Please RSVP to paineducation.admin@sydney.edu.au

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Professor Jane Ballantyne received her medical degree from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in London, England. She trained in Anaesthesia at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, England, before moving to the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, Boston in 1990. She became Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine in MGH in 1999. She moved to the University of Washington in 2011 as UW Medicine Professor of Education and Research. Her research is focused on the development of opioid management tools utilizing electronic outcomes assessment and rapid learning methodology. She has editorial roles in several leading journals and textbooks, and is a widely published author and is involved in the development of on-line educational programs. In 2014 she was appointed President of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing (PROP).

June

Helping People Cope with Cancer Pain: Challenges and Opportunities

Topic

Presenter

Date

Time

Venue

RSVP

Professor Frank Keefe

Thursday 1st June 2017

4.30-5.30pm

Auditorium, Level 5, Kolling Building, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards

Seats are limited. Please RSVP to paineducation.admin@sydney.edu.au

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Prof Frank Keefe is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Medicine and Anesthesiology and the Director of the Pain Prevention and Treatment Research Program at Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina, USA. He is the Editor-in-Chief of PAIN, the highest ranking pain journal. Frank has broad interests in behavioral and psychological aspects of pain and pain management. He is internationally recognised for his research on pain coping and his controlled treatment outcome studies evaluating the efficacy of coping skills training interventions for persons suffering from persistent disease-related pain. Managing pain in the elderly has been a major area of his research in recent years, with a number of published studies on the cognitive-behavioral management of pain in patients with OA. A particular focus of this work has been on the training of health care professionals from different disciplines in the use of coping skills training for pain patients. Current research projects include the evaluation of the efficacy of a cognitive behavior therapy and education intervention for managing pain in patients having breast cancer and prostate cancer.

Topic

September

Psychological influence on Treatment Outcomes: Utilising Placebo and Nocebo Effects

Dr. Kate Faasse

Thursday 21st September 2017

4.30-5.30pm

Norman Nock Rooms 1 & 2, Level 5, Kolling Building, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards

Presenter

Date

Time

Venue

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Dr. Kate Faasse is a Lecturer at the UNSW School of Psychology. Kate’s research investigates the influence of social modelling of both side effects and medication benefits, perceptions of medication branding and generic drugs, how having a choice of treatments (compared to no choice) impacts health outcomes, the influence of medication price, and how changes in medications (e.g. a change to a different brand or formulation) can impact placebo and nocebo responding. This important work aims to elucidate the mind-body factors that contribute to treatment outcomes. Clinically this work can assist in enhancing treatment effectiveness and reducing side effects, as well as increasing treatment adherence, improving health outcomes, and enhancing patient quality of life. We are also pleased to have Kate share her expertise as a key speaker at our upcoming Placebo Symposium in November.