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.
POSTPONED - Visiting Scholar: Prof Ian Cameron, Thu 23 July 2015
Prof Ian Cameron’s visiting scholar seminar entitled The Association of Post Motor Vehicle Crash Pain and Longer Term Health Outcomes on Thu 23 July 2015 from 5:00-6:00pm has been POSTPONED and will be rescheduled.
Can your brain reduce your pain?
PMRI's Professor Michael Nicholas and Lesley Brydon, President Executive of Pain Australia, were interviewed on ABC Radio National's Life Matters program about "Can your brain reduce your pain?" (21 May 2015) [Listen to the interview]
Training the brain to feel less pain
This Sydney Morning Herald article discusses how learning Cognitive Behaviour Therapy techniques from a trained professional can make a positive difference in managing pain (10 May 2015). [Read article]
Putting CBT into Practice - Online Webinars - 2015
Our Putting Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills into Practice online training webinar series are now open for registrations. Health professionals can learn how to help patients better manage chronic or persisting pain problems. [ Find out more ]
Emerging Trends in Neuropathic Pain - 1 October 2015
Registrations are open for a one-day symposium in Sydney where expert speakers will provide updates on current evidence and clinical practice in neuropathic pain. [ Find out more ]
Honorary Doctorate awarded to Professor Michael Nicholas
Sweden’s Örebro University and Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences warmly welcomed Professor Michael Nicholas as an honorary doctor to celebrate his dedicated work on the influence of psychological factors on pain perception. [ Read more ]
Pain Management Multidisciplinary Workshop - Feb 2016
Registrations are open for our highly regarded Pain Management Multidiscplinary Workshop running in Sydney in February 2016. [ Find out more ]
Pain Pals Newsletter
The latest issue of Pain Pals our community newsletter is out now. Find out how you can make difference and support our activities and research. [ Read this newsletter ]
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. The event was attended by more than 60 guests, including staff from the hospital, medical colleagues and financial supporters. [Read more]