Continuing Education

Visiting Scholars Program

The Visiting Scholars’ Program is a monthly event providing the perfect opportunity to hear from national and international experts in the field of pain.

Specialist Symposium

These one day symposia explore the best clinical practice in understanding and treating a pain condition. These symposia are based on the IASP core curriculum, with expert speakers providing updates on the condition.


These webinar skills programs aim to give you an opportunity to learn how to help patients better manage chronic or persistent pain problems.

Each program consists of 5 webinar sessions of 90 minute duration conducted over a 5 or 10 week timeframe. In each session you explore and practice how to better assess and manage patients experiencing chronic pain.

Pain Management Multidisciplinary Workshop

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A workshop in pain management is normally available in February each year.

This is held at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. Health care professionals who want an intensive update in pain management are welcome to apply.

This two week (Monday - Thursday) Workshop is based on the IASP core curriculum and facilitated by leading specialists in the field of pain management. It is designed for professionals with an interest in learning about current views and approaches to the assessment and management of pain.

Week 1: The Problem of Pain

The first week introduces participants to the extent of the problem and explores pain contributors and assessment.
Topic areas include:

  • Biopsychosocial aspects of pain
  • Neurobiology related to mechanisms of pain
  • Pharmacology
  • Psychology: assessment
  • Research design: clinical trials: epidemiology
  • Acute pain assessment
  • Case presentations

Week 2: The Management of Pain

In the second week participants explore current principles of pain management.
Topic areas include:

  • Ethics and legal issues
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Pain in children
  • Pain in the elderly
  • Psychology: intervention
  • Cancer pain
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Chronic pain: multidisciplinary management
  • Case presentations

For students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Masters, please note that Week 1 essentially covers Semester 1 content and Week 2 covers semester 2 content of the first year of the program.

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For more information, please see our 2014 Workshop Brochure or contact
Ms Grace Tague
Student & Academic Coordinator

Phone: 02 9463-1528