Time to get qualified in Pain Science?

University of Sydney

Information and new findings about pain bombard us from all directions and keeping abreast of them is a major challenge. Another challenge is integrating this knowledge for clinical applications. While there are discipline-specific issues associated with pain and its management, we need to know about the broad field of pain if we are to work … [Read more...]

BiM increase dissemination of research articles!

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We did an experiment on you. Well, it wasn't really on you. Although it did involve you. Anyway, here it is: Some time ago, we did an experiment to see if all this work we are putting in at BiM actually has an effect on dissemination of the research we are bringing to you all.  Our intent was to try to measure what is widely accepted as fact - that … [Read more...]

Have your say! What Refresher Course would you want at the World Congress on Pain?

I am on the Scientific Programme Committee for the next World Congress on Pain, to be held in Buenos Aires in October 2014. I am also on the subcommittee that is organising the range of refresher courses. Refresher courses are 3 hour sessions aimed at bringing attendants up to speed in a certain area. Here is your chance to influence how the World … [Read more...]

Riding for pain with a Viking Spirit

On what looks like a very fresh Danish weekend, some fearsome warriors put on their Ride for Pain jerseys and took on the elements. Watch the day unfold in the latest Danish entry for the Cannes short-film awards, in the 'Raising awareness of the world's most burdensome health issue' category. httpv://youtu.be/gYSV4Ai-zSg … [Read more...]

A new direction for the fear avoidance model

This commentary was first published in the Journal of Pain.  We thought it was worthwhile to publish it again here: Almost everyone suffers acute pain. Why do most recover, but an unfortunate few descend a downward spiral of social, personal and economic disadvantage? One hypothesis that has been interrogated for two decades is the fear … [Read more...]

Another uber-successful UniSA Ride for Pain

Sunday April 7th saw hundreds of cyclists take to the River or the Hills on an absolutely glorious Adelaide autumn day. The mercury nudged 30C and the spirits were even higher. Thanks to WorkCoverSA and, of course the University of South Australia, it was another very successful event. Over 250 cyclists took on the whole 100km and 100 of those … [Read more...]

Teaching people about pain – why do we keep beating around the bush pt 2

Continued from previous post ... All is not lost, however. There is an emerging body of literature that suggests that we can change the way people understand their pain. We can reconceptualize pain in a way that makes clear the distinction between tissue damage, nociception and pain. The bulk of the work in this area is guided by a model that … [Read more...]

Teaching people about pain – why do we keep beating around the bush

A frank approach to interpersonal communication brings with it some challenges, but having to dig oneself out of a hole, created by strategically avoiding the truth, is not one of them. This frank approach is well suited to science – the scientific process requires us to pursue and report the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. We do … [Read more...]

The Danes are showing up the rest of us!!

The Danes have made a good claim for the nation most interested in solving the problem of chronic pain! Led by their noble and energetic super-pain guy, Mr Morten Hogh, 20 righteous campaigners will slip into a very stylish Ride for Pain jersey and Get moving for chronic pain research, in UniSA's Ride for Pain at your place!  I would have expected … [Read more...]

Ride for Pain At Your Place!

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GET MOVING FOR CHRONIC PAIN RESEARCH!  In conjunction with UniSA's Ride for Pain, and PainAdelaide 2013, we are giving YOU ALL the opportunity to GET INVOLVED. If you can’t make it to Adelaide in April, Ride for Pain anyway, by taking part in Ride for Pain at your place!  Simply register here. It will cost you AUD$70. We will send you your very … [Read more...]