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. As a division of the Kolling Institute of Medical Research, PMRI pursues its broad goal of improving human health by:
- conducting basic and clinical research programs
- operating a national and international education program
- and, in collaboration with the Pain Management & Research Centre (PMRC), treating patients with acute pain, cancer pain, and chronic non-cancer pain.
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Michael J Cousins Pain Management and Research Centre
The NSW Minister for Health, The Hon. Jillian Skinner MP officially named the above Pain Management and Research Centre at Royal North Shore Hospital on 11 February 2014 attended by more than 60 guests, including staff from the hospital, medical colleagues and financial supporters. The Minister was full of praise for the work of Professor Cousins in pain management and research over so many years and his leadership in advising the NSW Government on developing the pain management plan for the State.
The Board of the Pain Management Research Institute is delighted to congratulate Professor Michael Cousins AO on his many achievements and for the honour bestowed upon him by Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH). We know how highly he is regarded by professionals around the world, by his peers and patients - past and present. He has made a remarkable contribution to pain management research and best practical solutions. His recognition by RNSH represents a permanent acknowledgement of his work at the Pain Management and Research Centre (PMRC).
Professor Cousins delivered the following acceptance speech that is worthy of reproducing here as a remarkable record of his leadership over so many years.
Walk Against Pain, SCG, 23 January 2014
96 Walkers registered and joined the fun at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday 23rd January 2014! There was entertainment on and off the field, as patients, carers, healthcare providers, researchers and supporters of PMRI strolled or jogged around the perimeter of the SCG, while watching the Marathon Cricket event. There are many people to thank - the Rotarians from North Ryde who acted as marshals, Professor Michael Cousins and Michele, our hosts the Primary Club of Australia, but in particular our corporate supporters - Medtronic, St Jude Medical and Novartis.
The walk finished by 5:30pm, when the 'Battle of the Codes' Twenty/20 cricket match commenced (Wendell Sailor and his Legends of Rugby League versus Jason Little and his Union counterparts). Special guest on the day, in Richie Benaud's stead, was Alan Davidson AM MBE. There are over 50 photos of the day, including the cocktail party afterwards, on PMRI's Facebook page. From your Facebook, just search for "PMRI".
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Understanding and Treating Headache Symposium Saturday October 19, 2013
The Pain Management Research Institute invites you to a one day symposium on Understanding and Treating Headaches. This symposium explores the best clinical practise in understanding and treating headaches. The symposium is based on the IASP core curriculum, with expert speakers providing updates on best clinical practise and participating in case presentations.
For more information, please see our Symposium flyer
Visiting Scholars Program 2013
The Pain Management Research Institute is pleased to announce the Visiting Scholars Program. Join us in March to May to hear from international experts on pain related topics including updates on fear-avoidance research, pain and torture, and placebo research.
For details about our next presentation from Dr Peregrine Osborne, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, The University of Melbourne. Note: date changed to Thursday September 26, please click here for details.
Pain in Palliative Care Symposium Saturday May 4, 2013
The Pain Management Research Institute invites you to a one day symposium on Pain in Palliative Care. This symposium examines the experience, assessment and management of pain for people in this situation from physical, psychological and spiritual perspectives. The symposium is based on the IASP core curriculum, with expert speakers providing updates on best clinical practise and participating in case presentations.
For more information, please see our Symposium flyer
Webinar Skills Training in Pain Management
For more information, please see our 2013 brochure
Pain Management Multidisciplinary Workshop 2014
For more information, please see our 2014 Workshop Brochure
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