2015 Refresher Course Day

May 1, 2015 8am to 5pm
The National Wine Centre of Australia, Adelaide



The Faculty of Pain Medicine and the Continuing Professional Development Committee warmly welcome you to the Refresher Course Day.

Facing pain


It is my pleasure to invite delegates to the 13th Annual Faculty of Pain Medicine Refresher Course Day in 2015, held just prior to the commencement of the ANZCA/FPM Annual Scientific meeting. The Refresher Course Day will be held at the National Wine Centre of Australia. Complementing the ASM with the theme of "Facing Pain", we will explore the changes that are facing pain medicine with increasing research knowledge, society’s concerns about driving whilst affected by medication, the ageing population, along with "Facing our Fear" regarding colleague’s mental illness, suicide and dealing with the aftermath.


The FPM ASM Visitor for 2015 is Professor Irene Tracey, Nuffield Professor of Anaesthetic Science and Director Oxford University Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain. Professor Tracey is undertaking exciting work exploring the brain localisation and changes for analgesia, anaesthesia and the evolution from acute to persistent pain.


The FPM South Australian Visitor for 2015 is Dr David Lussier from Canada. Dr Lussier is the Director, Geriatric Pain Clinic, Magill University Health Centre. He has a keen research interest in pain in the older persons, pharmacology of pain and the difficulties with managing the elderly with their multiple comorbidities, psychosocial issues and the problem of dementia.


Complementing the international speakers will be a selection of local and national speakers from both medical and non-medical backgrounds resulting in a program which will be stimulating and challenging to all registrants. The Scientific Committee looks forward to seeing you in Adelaide for the 2015 Refresher Course Day.


View our full program here.


Dr Gary Clothier

FPM Scientific Convenor 2015


Provisional program:

Session 1: Plenary: The faces of pain: Acute to chronic

Session 2: Facing the road

Session 3: Facing our fear: Suicide and the profession

Session 4: Facing the dragon

FPM Annual Dinner:
Jolleys Boathouse restaurant, Adelaide

Online registration has now closed. Please click here to download the registration brochure.


The FPM acknowledges the generous sponsorship support of:




BioCSL Mundipharma
Covidien Mayne Pharma
Healthcare industry sponsorship and exhibition opportunities:

We are inviting organisations to consider the benefits and opportunities associated with becoming involved as a sponsor or exhibitor of the FPM Refresher Course Day. The Organising Committee recognises the need to strengthen and enhance partnerships and is committed to bringing the interest of both parties together to build strong and worthwhile relationships.


The healthcare industry sponsorship and exhibition prospectus details the opportunities available to give sponsors exposure across the whole range of pre-event marketing as well as maximum access to delegates during the meeting.

For further Refresher Course Day details contact the Faculty office:

Penny McMorran
Email: pmcmorran@anzca.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 8517 5302

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