World Leading Pain Specialists to Speak at Community Forum in Fremantle

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The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle, will host a unique forum for people to hear from world-leading pain specialists - the Living Well With Pain Consumer Symposium & Forum, on Sunday 13 March 2016.


Now in its fourth year, this event presented by Painaustralia and the Australian Pain Society, offers a first-hand interface between the public and health professionals at the forefront of pain research and clinical practice.


Featuring Australian experts including gynaecologist Dr Susan Evans and Notre Dame's Churack Chair of Chronic Pain Education and Research, Professor Eric Visser, the day will shed new light on pain prevention and management for people living with chronic pain and their carers. Health professionals and students are also welcome to attend.


Director of WA Specialist Pain Services Dr Stephanie Davies will introduce her new book Rewire Your Pain, co-authored with Dr Nicholas Cooke, and talk about pracitical ways to manage chronic pain.


Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA, the Health Consumers Council of WA and Carers WA will also partner in presenting the event.

"Although research is continually revealing new insights into pain, it can take years for this to inform clinical practice or reach consumers. The Living Well With Pain event is about closing that gap," said Painaustralia CEO Lesley Brydon.


Western Australia was one of the first states to support Painaustralia and its role to facilitate implementation of the National Pain Strategy – Australia's blueprint for delivering best-practice assessment, treatment and management of pain in 2011.


WA Health's painHEALTH website is now a leading source of information for self-management of musculoskeletal pain, while WA's first paediatric complex pain service for was opened at Princess Margaret Hospital last year.


"Western Australia has made significant progress on implementing the recommendations of the National Pain Strategy, and we hope the consumer event will further enhance the good work being done," said Ms Brydon.


The Living Well With Pain Consumer Symposium & Forum will be held Sunday 13 March 2016 at the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle.

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