Pain Management Multidisciplinary Workshop

About the Workshop

Man in pain.

Our highly regarded two week (Monday - Thursday) workshop is a comprehensive overview of all major aspects of pain management, integrating basic science with its clinical application. The content is based on the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) core curriculum and facilitated by nationally and internationally recognised specialists in the field of pain management.

The workshop is designed for nurses, doctors, dentists, psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, osteopaths, pharmacists and other health professionals with an interest in learning about current views and approaches to the assessment and management of pain.

For students enrolled in the University of Sydneys' Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Masters degree programs in Pain Management, please note that the content of Week 1 is essentially equivalent to that covered during your first semester of study and that the content of Week 2 is very similar to that of your second semester.

Who should attend?

The workshops are designed to increase your knowledege and skills in assessing and managing patients with acute and/or chronic pain conditions. All health professionals, including nurses, doctors, psychologists, physiotherapists, pharmacists, dentists, osteopaths and other health disciplines would benefit from attending.

Workshop Outline

A comprehensive overview of all major aspects of pain management, integrating basic science with its clincial application. The content is based on the IASP endorsed Master of Medicine/Science in Medicine (Pain Management) program offered through the University of Sydney. The Week 1 and Week 2 workshops are designed to be offered as a package and attendance at both is ideal but not essential.

Week 1: The Problem of Pain Week 2: The Management 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

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
  • Psychological interventions
  • Cancer pain
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Multidisciplinary management of chronic pain
  • Case presentations
Note: Curriculum and speakers subject to final confirmation

2017 Workshop Dates & Times

Week 1: Mon 6 Feb - Thu 9 Feb 2017    Week 2: Mon 13 Feb - Thu 16 Feb 2017


  • Each day runs from 9am until 4:30pm.
  • Registrations close on 5pm Friday January 27, 2017.


Registration fees include morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on each day. Prices are GST inclusive and are in Australian Dollars (AUD).

Registration Type Week 1 Week 2 Both Weeks
Standard $880.00 $880.00 $1760.00
Student* $187.00 $187.00 $374.00

*Reduced workshop registration fees are offered for University of Sydney students who are enrolled in either the Graduate Certificate in Pain Management, Graduate Diploma in Pain Management, Master of Medicine (Pain Management) or the Master of Science in Medicine (Pain Management) degree programs.


The Pain Management workshop will be held at:

Kolling Building
Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH)
Reserve Rd
St Leonards NSW 2065

Map: Royal North Shore Hospital
Map: Royal North Shore Hospital in St Leonards
Map: St Leonards in Sydney

Getting Here

Public Transport

St Leonards train station is on the T1 North Shore & Northern Line and is a 10 minute walk from Royal North Shore Hospital. It takes approximately 20 minutes to travel by train from St Leonards to Central Station in the city.

There are regular buses running between the upper and lower North Shore, Epping, Ryde and Sydney CBD, that stop on the Pacific Highway outside Royal North Shore Hospital. It takes about 5 minutes to walk from the Highway to the hospital.

More information about planning your trip by public transport is available here:


Visitor parking is available in the multi-storey car park, which is owned and operated by Wilson Parking. Parking fees are displayed at all entrances to the car park.

If you plan to drive every day, weekly passes are significantly more economical than paying the daily casual parking rates. These passes are available for purchase at the Parking Office on the ground floor of the P1 multi-storey car park and level 4 of the new P2 multi-storey car park. See [Map] and [Parking Rates] for more information.

Off-street parking in the area is typically limited to two hours and is often metered.


  • You are welcome to register and pay by credit card (Mastercard or Visa) here.
  • Alternatively, you can request to be invoiced by emailing
  • The number of registrations is limited to 50 participants
  • Registrations close on 5pm Friday 27 January, 2017.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Cancellations before 5pm Friday 27 January 2017 receive a 90% refund of the registration fee (i.e. less 10% administrative fee). There will be no refunds after this date.