Adelaide is a Festival City – the Adelaide Festival of Arts and the Fringe Festival, though February & March, are internationally renowned as among the world’s best; WOMADelaide – the World of Music, Arts & Dance – attracts 85,000 people in four days; the Comeout Festival is Australia’s premier festival of contemporary art, performance and creativity for kids; the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Guitar Festival and Film Festival are also world famous.
Well, keeping with this theme, we are setting out to find a spot for a mini Pain festival. Starting next year, we are putting on PainAdelaide. PainAdelaide reflects a new venture between Adelaide’s three universities – Flinders, Adelaide and UniSA, each of whom have world class pain researchers doing Very Important Projects – the clinical community and the public. Our objective is to facilitate research, optimise conversation between the scientists, clinicians and community, and to synergise out attempts to make real progress towards better outcomes for people in pain. PainAdelaide 2013 is our chance to really kick off this progress.
Our ‘Festival’ starts with the second Ride for Pain, on April 7th, (here’s what we did for the first Ride for Pain) followed by an evening aimed at the general public, where Prof Paul Rolan and Prof Lorimer Moseley will tackle a prickly issue to be confirmed. On April 8th we will have the inaugural PainAdelaide symposium. We have collected a stellar line up (see announcement at right) and we want to fill the place. It will be so well priced you will jump for joy and you get a discount if you do the Ride and the Symposium.
We need a logo! So, if you think you have got a great way to capture these themes, have a go and email them to <firstname.lastname@example.org>. We need to have the words Pain Adelaide in it. You have a week! The winner will get a prize – $250 for the winner and $100 for the runner up.