Latest News & Events - 2013

Support Pain Research - Art Union

A great way to help raise funds for vital pain research! Buy a ticket and Win a Lexus CT 200h Prestige (amongst other high value prizes) in the ASX Reuters Art Union. Tickets are drawn on Wednesday 12 March 2014. $20 each or 6 for $100.

For more details, go to: www.trybooking.com/WRN

"Invisible Pain Crippling Thousands"

Thursday 3 October 2013
Shown on Channel 9's A Current Affair, this program talks about chronic nerve pain and possible new treatments. [ Watch this program ] (4 mins)

Chronic Pain - A Major Issue in Rural Australia

Tuesday 1 October, 2013
People in rural and remote areas are 23 per cent more likely to have back pain. A new Fact Sheet "Chronic Pain – A Major Issue in Rural Australia" has been jointly published by the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) and Painaustralia. It spells out the details about chronic pain in rural Australia. [ Read the full report ]

"The Secret World of Pain"

Monday 30 September, 2013
This SBS program explores how genetics, the latest scanning techniques, virtual reality and hypnosis are helping to unravel some of the mysteries behind pain. [ Watch this program ] (52 mins)

Soaring Rate of Chronic Pain Among War Veterans

Saturday 14 September, 2013
A piece in the Sydney Morning Herald's Good Weekend magazine, An Ongoing War by Robert Milliken, highlights the soaring rate of chronic pain among war veterans. [ Read this article ]

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 practice and participating in case presentations. [ Find out more ]

Visiting Scholars Program 2013

The Pain Management Research Institute is pleased to announce the Visiting Scholars Program. Join us in April to May to hear from international experts on pain related topics including updates on fear-avoidance research, pain and torture, and placebo research. [ Find out more ]

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. [ Find out more ]

Webinar Skills Training in Pain Management - 2013

The Pain Management Research Institute is hosting 4 webinar skills training programs in 2013. Each program consists of 5 webinar sessions conducted over a 10 week timeframe. In each session you explore and practise how to better assess and manage patients experiencing chronic pain. [ Find out more ]

Pain Pals Newsletter

The latest issue of Pain Pals our community newsletter is out now. Find out how you can make a difference and support our activities and research. [ Read this newsletter ]