Latest News & Events - 2018

Masterclass in Psychologically-Informed Practice: Early Intervention for Injury-related Pain

Registrations are now open for the one-day Masterclass in Psychologically-Informed Practice: Early Intervention for Injury-related Pain to be held in Sydney on Thursday 14 February 2019. This is a unique opportunity for health professionals to hear from internationally recognised experts to enhance and develop skills in psychologically informed practice when treating musculoskeletal (MSK) pain. [Find out more]

Clinical Skills Workshop: Dealing with emotionally challenging patient encounters - 2 Nov 2018

Registrations for the Clinical Skills Workshop: Dealing with emotionally challenging patient encounters are now open. The workshop aims to help clinicians to navigate emotionally challenging patient encounters by providing participants with practical tools for responding to patients negative emotions, and managing their own negative emotional responses to patients. [Find out more]

Visiting Scholar: Dr. Amanda Williams, 8 November 2018

Dr. Amanda Williams from University College London, UK will be presenting a seminar entitled Why is it so hard to define pain (as we all know what it is)? followed by an Open Q & A session with Prof. Milton Cohen and PMRI's Prof. Michael Nicholas on Thu 8 November 2018 from 4.30-5.30pm. [Find out more]

Visiting Scholar: Prof James Elliott, 25 October 2018

Prof. James Elliott from The University of Sydney and Northern Sydney Local Health District will be presenting a seminar entitled Towards Understanding Recovery from Head/Neck Trauma: Does Time Heal All Wounds? on Thu 25 October 2018 from 4.00-5.00pm. [Find out more]

Visiting Scholars: Prof. Gary Walco & Prof. Steven Weisman, 2 August 2018

Prof. Gary Walco from the University of Washington School of Medicine and Prof. Steven Weisman from the Medical College of Wisconsin will be presenting a seminar entitled Putting Things Into Perspective: The U.S. Opioid Crisis on Thu 2 August 2018 from 4.30-5.30pm.

Understanding Chronic Pain - National Pain Week 2018

Chronic pain sufferer Karen Shearan and Professor Michael Nicholas from the Pain Management Research Institute discuss the reality of living with chronic pain as part of National Pain Week 2018 on the Channel 9 TODAY Agenda program. (24 July 2018) [Watch now]

TDM Foundation PhD Scholarship - Applications Open

We are delighted to announce that the TDM Foundation PhD Scholarship is open for applications. This is an opportunity for an outstanding PhD scholar to conduct research in the behavioural and psychological management of chronic pain in adults. The research is to be conducted at the Pain Management Research Institute at the Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards. Application closing date has been extended to 18 June 2018. [Find out more]

2018 Australian Pain Society Distinguished Member Award

Our own Professor Michael Nicholas was honoured with the 2018 Australian Pain Society Distinguished Member Award for his services to the promotion, treatment and science of pain management and lifelong contribution to the Australian Pain Society. (10 April 2018) [Read more]

Trust Me I'm An Expert: The science of pain

The Conversation has published a Trust Me I'm An Expert podcast episode on "The Science of Pain: what it is and what the evidence really says about how to manage it". It includes expert comment from PMRI's Professor Fiona Blyth AM and Professor Michael Nicholas. [Listen]

All in the Mind Podcast: Placebo Power

ABC Radio National's excellent podcast series "All in the Mind" recently featured the subject of "Placebo Power" and includes expert comment from PMRI's Dr Claire Ashton-James. [Listen]

Surviving Sensory Nerve Connectivity Detected in Half of Spinal Cord Injury Patients

A joint research study between the Pain Management Research Institute, The University of Sydney and Neuroscience Research Australia has found that half of the study's patients suffering from major spinal cord injuries still have surviving sensory nerve connections. (31 January 2018) [Read Sydney Morning Herald Article | Read ABC News Article | Read Abstract in Human Brain Mapping ]

Prof Fiona Blyth AM Awarded in 2018 Australia Honours List

Our own Professor Fiona Blyth AM has been recognised in the 2018 Australia Day Honours List for her significant service to medical research and education in the field of public health, pain management and ageing, and to health policy reform. (26 January 2018) [Read more]

Visiting Scholar: Prof Michele Sterling, 8 February 2018

Prof Michele Sterling from The University of Queensland will be presenting a seminar entitled Whiplash on Thu 8 February 2018 from 3.30-4.30pm. [Find out more]

Visiting Scholar: Dr Phil Austin, 13 February 2018

Dr Phil Austin from The University of Queensland will be presenting a seminar entitled Pain, the brain and the microbiome on Tue 13 February 2018 from 3.30-4.30pm. [Find out more]

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]

Pain Management Multidisciplinary Workshop - Feb 2018

Registrations are open for our highly regarded Pain Management Multidiscplinary Workshop running in Sydney in February 2018. [Find out more]

Putting CBT Skills into Practice Online Webinars - 2018

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 2018

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 ]