Latest News & Events - 2014

Pain Management Multidisciplinary Workshop - Feb 2015

Registrations are open for our highly regarded Pain Management Multidiscplinary Workshop running in Sydney in February 2015. [ Find out more ]

Visiting Scholar: Prof Louise Sharpe, Thu 20 November 2014

Prof Louise Sharpe will be presenting a seminar entitled Enhancing the efficacy of cognitive behavioural treatments for chronic pain: Where to now? on Thu 20 November 2014 from 4:00-5:00pm. [ Find out more ]

Visiting Scholar: A/Prof Peter Tuchin, Thu 4 September 2014

A/Prof Peter Tuchin will be presenting a seminar entitled The Evidence for Spinal Manipulation in Pain Management on Thu 4 September 2014 from 4:00-5:00pm. [ Find out more ]

Pain Management Symposia: Coffs Harbour and Dubbo

PMRI experts will be speaking at one-day Pain Management seminars to be held in Coffs Harbour (Aug 30) and Dubbo (Oct 24). Health professionals can learn how to help prevent acute and sub-acute pain from progressing to chronic and disabling pain, and to understand how to work with other health professionals to achieve this goal. [ Find out more or register ]

Visiting Scholar: Prof Chris Maher, Thu 21 August 2014

Prof Chris Maher will be presenting a seminar entitled A review of red flags to screen for fracture and cancer in patients with back pain; and a trial of treatment of whiplash both reveal that more is not necessarily better on Thu 21 August 2014 from 4:00-5:00pm. [ Find out more ]

Visiting Scholar: A/Prof Toby Hall, Thu 31 July 2014

A/Prof Toby Hall, from Curtin University and the University of Western Australia, will be presenting a seminar entitled Classification and physical treatment of neural tissue pain disorders on Thu 31 July 2014 from 4:00-5:00pm. [ Find out more ]

Visiting Scholar: Dr Rafael Pinto, Thu 5 June 2014

Dr Rafael Pinto will be presenting a seminar entitled Pharmacological interventions for sciatic pain on Thu 5 June 2014 from 4:00-5:00pm. [ Find out more ]

Visiting Scholar: Prof Lorimer Moseley, Thu 8 May 2014

Prof Lorimer Moseley, Professor of Clinical Neurosciences and Foundation Chair in Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia, will be presenting a seminar entitled Dodgy brain maps in chronic pain and the idea of the cortical body matrix on Thu 8 May 2014 from 4:00-5:00pm.
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Visiting Scholar: Prof Steven Linton, Thu 8 May 2014

Prof Steven Linton, Professor of Clinical Psychology at Örebro University in Sweden, will be presenting a seminar entitled Pain and Emotion on Thu 8 May 2014 from 5:00-6:00pm. [ Find out more ]

Visiting Scholar: Dr Jane Ballantyne, Thu 10 April 2014

Dr Jane Ballantyne, UW Medicine Professor of Education and Research, University of Washington will be presenting a seminar entitled Dependence on opioid pain medication: a framework for diagnosis and treatment on Thu 10 April 2014 from 4:00-5:00pm. [ Find out more ]

Visiting Scholar: Dr Andrew Moore, Wed 9 April 2014

Dr Andrew Moore, Director of Pain Research, Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics, University of Oxford will be presenting a seminar entitled Analgesics: Hard and Fast Rules on Wed 9 April 2014 from 5:30-6:30pm. [ Find out more ]

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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 attended by more than 60 guests, including staff from the hospital, medical colleagues and financial supporters. The Minister was full of praise for the work of Professor Cousins in pain management and research over so many years and his leadership in advising the NSW Government on developing the pain management plan for the State.

The Board of the Pain Management Research Institute is delighted to congratulate Professor Michael Cousins AO on his many achievements and for the honour bestowed upon him by Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH). We know how highly he is regarded by professional around the world, by his peers and patients - past and present. He has made a remarkable contribution to pain management research and best practical solutions. His recognition by RNSH represents a permanent acknowledgement of his work at the Pain Management and Research Centre (PMRC).

Professor Cousins delivered the following acceptance speech that is worthy of reproducing here as a remarkable record of his leadership over so many years.

Walk Against Pain, SCG, 23 January 2014

96 Walkers registered and joined the fun at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday 23rd January 2014! There was entertainment on and off the field, as patients, carers, healthcare providers, researchers and supporters of PMRI strolled or jogged around the perimeter of the SCG, while watching the Marathon Cricket event. There are many people to thank - the Rotarians from North Ryde who acted as marshals, Professor Michael Cousins and Michele, our hosts the Primary Club of Australia, but in particular our corporate sponsors - Medtronic, St Jude Medical and Novartis.

The walk finished by 5:30pm, when the 'Battle of the Codes' Twenty/20 cricket match commenced (Wendell Sailor and his Legends of Rugby League versus Jason Little and his Union counterparts). Special guest on the day, in Richie Benaud's stead, was Alan Davidson AM MBE. There are over 50 photos of the day, including the cocktail party afterwards, on PMRI's Facebook page. From your Facebook, just search for "PMRI".

Visiting Scholars Program 2014

The Pain Management Research Institute is pleased to announce the Visiting Scholars Program. Join us in March to November to hear from international experts on pain related topics. [ Find out more ]

Pain Management Multidisciplinary Workshop - 2014

Our highly regarded Pain Management Multidiscplinary Workshop will be held again in February 2014. Find out more