Latest News & Events - 2017

New Orofacial Pain Pathway in 2018

Designed to meet the needs of dentists and other health professionals working with patients with orofacial pain problems, the new Orofacial Pain Pathway is open for applications to commence study in Semester 1, 2018. (Master of Medicine/Master of Science in Medicine degree levels only) [ Read more]

Visiting Scholar: A/Prof Helen Slater, 17 October 2017

A/Prof Helen Slater from Curtin University will be presenting a seminar entitled The use of digital technologies to lever improved pain care on Tue 17 October 2017 from 4.00-5.00pm. [ Find out more ]

Visiting Scholar: Dr Kate Faasse, 21 September 2017

Dr Kate Faasse from UNSW will be presenting a seminar entitled Psychological influence on Treatment Outcomes: Utilising Placebo and Nocebo Effects on Thu 21 September 2017 from 4.30-5.30pm. [ Find out more ]

'Mind-body' healing: Success of placebo trials challenges medical thinking

The Sydney Morning Herald reported on current research investigating the use of the placebo effect to enhance treatment effects. PMRI's A/Prof Damien Finniss was interviewed for the article. (11 June 2017) [ Read Article ]

Visiting Scholar: Prof Frank Keefe, 1 June 2017

Prof Frank Keefe from Duke University will be presenting a seminar entitled Helping People Cope with Cancer Pain: Challenges and Opportunities on Thu 1 June 2017 from 4.30-5.30pm. [ Find out more ]

Placebo Symposium - 17-18 November 2017

Registrations are now open for the two-day Placebo Symposium: Harnessing Placebo Mechanisms to Improve Clinical Outcomes in Manly, Sydney. This is a unique, clinically-focused international symposium that will feature experts from Germany, USA, Portugal and Australia. [ Find out more ]

Pain: a symptom or a disease? - 10 May 2017

In this free Sydney Ideas Health Forum, University of Sydney experts will highlight new treatments and share insights that are changing people’s lives for the better, especially for those experiencing pain linked to chronic diseases such as arthritis, cancer, injuries, and brain disorders. [Find out more]

Chronic pain a chronic problem; needs holistic solution, say experts

The Citizen and SBS News reported on the need to establish more specialist pain clinics (particularly in regional areas) that have a holistic and drug-free approach to help Australians living with chronic pain. Participants in PMRC's self-management pain programs ADAPT and STEPS were featured. (5 April 2017) [ Read The Citizen Article | Read SBS News Article ]

Visiting Scholar: Prof Jane Ballantyne, 23 March 2017

Prof Jane Ballantyne from University of Washington will be presenting a seminar entitled The Evolution of the Science of Pain: from gate control theory to central sensitization on Thu 23 March 2017 from 3.00-4.00pm. [ Find out more ]

Visiting Scholar: Mr Tony Hall, 9 February 2017

Mr Tony Hall from Queensland University of Technology will be presenting a seminar entitled Cannabinoids and Pain Management on Thu 9 February 2017 from 3.30-4.30pm. [ Find out more ]

Visiting Scholar: Prof Ian Harris, 14 February 2017

Prof Ian Harris from UNSW will be presenting a seminar entitled Surgery for Pain on Tue 14 February 2017 from 3.30-4.30pm. [ Find out more ]

Pain Management Multidisciplinary Workshop - Feb 2017

Registrations are open for our highly regarded Pain Management Multidiscplinary Workshop running in Sydney in February 2017. [ Find out more ]

Putting CBT Skills into Practice Online Webinars - 2017

Putting Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills into Practice online training webinar series is now open for registrations. Develop more skills to help your patients and clients better manage chronic or persisting pain problems. [ Find out more ]

Visiting Scholars Program 2017

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