Back pain – time to get it right?

Wednesday 2 October 2013, 6.00-7.30pm

Professor Chris Maher, Director, Musculoskeletal Division, The George Institute for Global Health, Professor, Sydney Medical School

The 2010 Global Burden of Disease Study has revealed that back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide and has been for the last 20 years. By any measure we have failed the large number of people with back pain. To put that in perspective, on any day in Australia one quarter of the population will be suffering back pain.

This talk will describe the burden of back pain across the life span and outline what we know about best practice in prevention and management. The presenter will then offer some insights into what we are doing wrong and what we should be doing to solve this major health problem.

VENUE: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sydney Room, Level 10, 201 Sussex Street, Sydney

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