Pain Management Multidisciplinary Workshop

About the Workshop

Workshop Attendees.

Our highly regarded two week (Monday - Thursday) workshop is based on the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) core curriculum and facilitated by leading 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.

2015 Workshop Dates & Times

   Week 1: Mon 9 Feb - Thu 12 Feb 2015
   Week 2: Mon 16 Feb - Thu 19 Feb 2015

Each day runs from 9am until 4:30pm.

Registrations for 2015 are now closed.

Workshop Outline

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
  • Psychology: intervention
  • Cancer pain
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Chronic pain: multidisciplinary management
  • Case presentations


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:

Pain Management Research Institute
Douglas 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.


  • Registrations for 2015 are now closed
  • The number of registrations is limited to 50 participants
  • Registrations for 2015 are now closed.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Cancellations before 31 January 2015 receive a 90% refund of the registration fee (i.e. less 10% administrative fee). There will be no refunds after this date.