Upcoming Event


PIGNI 2019 - Annual One Day Professional Program

Date: Friday 25 October 2019
Venue: SMC Conference & Function Centre

Welcome to PIGNI 2019
Delving into Pain
For the past 28 years the Pain Interest Group Nursing Issues (PIGNI) has been providing educational meetings and support to nurses caring for patients experiencing pain. PIGNI continues to be the largest pain management focused Professional Development Day for nurses NSW.
The event attracts over 250 nursing and other allied health clinicians from metropolitan and regional centres, offering an opportunity for your company to meet with general nurses involved in pain management and specialist nurses working in multidisciplinary acute and chronic pain services.
The theme, Delving into Pain, will reflect on the International Association for the Study of Pain 2019 - Global Year Against Pain in the Most Vulnerable. The program will focus on issues relating to pain management in some of the most vulnerable in our community such as the elderly, those with psychiatric conditions and people with brain injury.
We look forward to seeing you in Sydney in October 2019.

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Pain Adelaide 2019

Date: Tuesday 12 March 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 5:15pm

We have a fantastic line up of speakers – Dr Melanie Noel from Calgary | Dr Lauren Heathcote from Oxford/Stanford | Dr Siobhan Schabrun | Dr David Seminowicz | Prof Daniel Hutto | Prof Roland Sussex | Dr David Butler | Joshua Pate | Dr Emma Karran | the infamous PainAdelaide Q & A and a few other surprises!

 We are back at the National Wine Centre again and as per previous years, Numbers are strictly limited so you will need to be quick.

Registration can be done via the link below, cost is $120 for full registration, Students are $80 (copy of student id needs to be emailed through along with supervisors name), payment is by Visa or Mastercard.

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Registration will close Monday 4th March unless booked out prior.


APS 2019


2019 Australian Pain Society 39th Annual Scientific Meeting

Date: Sunday 7 -  Wednesday 10 April 2019 

In the IASP Global Year Against Pain in the Most Vulnerable
Venue: Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, QLD.

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7th International Congress on Neuropathic Pain

Date: Thursday 9 - Saturday 11 May 2019

Advancing the Understanding of Neuropathic Pain
Venue: London, UK

Neuropathic pain affects up to 10% of the population, and can be one of the most distressing and damaging conditions to experience. Although we have made great advances recently in our understanding of its biological mechanisms and treatment, we are still a long way from explaining or controlling it fully. This Congress will focus on two important causes: (1) diabetic neuropathic pain; and (2) chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathic pain. These are two of the most prevalent aetiologies that challenge us today, and they are both growing in importance as diabetes becomes more common, and as cancer survivorship improves. It is vital that we keep pace with our ability to understand and treat these conditions, and our Congress will feature the very latest knowledge, presented by the foremost scientists and clinicians in the world.

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IASP 18th World Congress on Pain

Date: Thursday 4 - Saturday 8 August 2020
Venue: Amsterdam, the Netherlands



Musculoskeletal Australia invites you to register for our free webinar series!

In 2019 we are hosting a series of six free webinars, targeted to people living with musculoskeletal conditions and other interested community members.

The webinars are designed to provide participants with up-to-date information, knowledge and skills to improve their understanding and management of their condition.

You can register for the whole series or individual webinars. If you are not sure how to register online, contact us at or call 03 8531 8000.

The series topics include:

1. Diagnosing and managing psoriatic arthritis
Tuesday 26 February, 7.00 - 8.00pm
Presented by Dr Marie Feletar, Rheumatologist, Melbourne

2. Diagnosing and managing fibromyalgia
Wednesday 8 May, 7.00 - 8.00pm
Dr Emma Guymer, Rheumatologist, Monash Medical Centre

3. Common foot problems and MSK conditions
Tuesday 25 June, 7.00 - 8.00pm
Presented by Prof Deborah Turner, Western Sydney University

4. Understanding and managing low back pain
Wednesday 21 August, 7.00 - 8.00pm
A/Prof Manuela Ferreira, NHMRC Research Fellow, The University
of Sydney

5. Managing knee osteoarthritis
Wednesday 23 October, 7.00 - 8.00pm
Dr Adam Castricum, Sport and Exercise Physician, Olympic Park
Sports Medicine Centre

6. The safe and appropriate use of medicines
Tuesday 19 November, 7.00 - 8.00pm
Presented by Dr Anthony Tassone, Victorian President, Pharmacy
Guild of Australia

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