2017 Refresher Course Day

May 12, 2017
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

The Faculty of Pain Medicine warmly welcome you to the 15th annual FPM Refresher Course Day.
It gives me great pleasure to invite all FPM and ANZCA Fellows, trainees and health professionals interested in pain medicine, to the 15th Annual Faculty of Pain Medicine Refresher Course Day in 2017. The meeting will be held on Friday May 12, immediately prior to the ANZCA/FPM “Think Big” Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM). 
The theme “Big specifics" will complement the ASM and will deal with the big challenges involved in specific types of pain such as paediatric and pelvic pain. It will also give practical tips on how to specifically manage persistent pain. How do we interpret big data, create big networks for pain management across vast distance yet apply this to our specific patients. 
We have two exciting international speakers headlining the programme:

Professor Christopher Eccleston (FPM ASM Visitor) from the Centre for Pain Research, University of Bath, UK is a leading authority in research and development as a Member of Scientific Research Committee (Marie Curie); Field Editor for Psychology, PAIN and a coordinating editor of Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Cochrane Review Group. His research interests include evidence based pain management; self-management of chronic illness; assistive rehabilitative technology; adolescent chronic pain and parenting.

Dr Suellen Walker (FPM Queensland Visitor), Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, Great Ormond Street Hospital, UK will complement Christopher’ knowledge with expertise in paediatric anaesthesia, acute and chronic pain management. Her research focuses on evaluating age-related changes in pain response, the long-term effects of early pain and injury and developmental pharmacodynamics of analgesic drugs.
They are supported by a very talented group of experts from Australia and New Zealand with backgrounds in paediatric and pelvic pain, science, research, psychology and ethics for pain medicine.
I look forward to warmly welcoming you all to Brisbane and the Sunshine State next year.
Dr Kathleen Cooke
FPM Refresher Course Day Scientific Convenor 2017.


Session 1: Big picture
Session 2: Paediatric masterclass.
Session 3: Pelvic pain masterclass.
Session 4: What is big in pain brains.

To view the program, please click here.

Meeting venue:

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Corner Merivale and Glenelg Streets
South Bank, Brisbane
+61 7 3308 3000

Plenary room
Plaza Level, rooms P9&10

Exhibition room
Plaza Level, room P11

FPM Annual Dinner:
THE FPM annual dinner will be held at 7pm at the Brisbane Powerhouse.
Brisbane Powerhouse is a contemporary multi-arts, dining, functions and conference venue nestled on the beautiful banks of the Brisbane River beside New Farm Park. The former power station has become a distinct Brisbane landmark, both as a stunning industrial creation and as a hub for theatre, music, comedy, film, visual arts, festivals, ideas and dining. 
Please indicate your attendance when registering for the meeting. 

Healthcare industry sponsorship and exhibition opportunities:

We acknowledge the generous support of our major sponsors:


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.
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