2018 Refresher Course Day

The 2018 Refresher Course Day was held on May 6 at the International Convention Centre, Sydney in conjunction with the ANZCA Annual Scientific Meeting.


The theme “Pain: The dark side of the mind” explored what the rise in anxiety disorders means for the future of chronic pain. Delegates heard from both the head of the Kings Cross injecting room and a forensic pathologist about risky prescribing; and were given a practical guide to preventing delirium with anaesthesia and analgesia.
Professor Oscar de Leon-Casasola (USA) was the FPM ASM Visitor and Professor Tor Wager (USA) was the FPM NSW Visitor. The program for the meeting is available here. Presentations from the meeting are available via the Virtual ASM.
From 2019, the Refresher Course Day will be known as the Annual Pain Medicine Symposium. Further information on next year’s program will be published shortly.


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