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Chronic Pain education event - “Chronic Pain: new understanding, new paradigm, new approach”

Comcare is excited to announce an upcoming education event on the management of chronic pain.

Presented by Professor Milton Cohen, specialist pain medicine physician and rheumatologist and a conjoint Professor in the St Vincent's Clinical School at UNSW Australia in Sydney, this interactive and practical session will help you reframe your understanding of patients with chronic pain.

This event is a great opportunity for anyone working with employees with workplace injuries or illnesses to hear about some leading work on the management of chronic pain and gain additional skills to assist in supporting employees with chronic pain.

When: Monday 9 May
Where: Comcare Canberra Office, Level 4, 121 Marcus Clarke St (enter via Childers St entrance)

GPs and Allied Health Professionals can register for the 6:00pm – 8:30pm session through the Capital Health Network.

Professor Cohen is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and of its Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, and is a past Dean of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. He is a leader in the development of pain medicine as a discipline, in the education and training of pain physicians, and in bringing the plight of the person in pain to the attention of the broader medical community.  Professor Cohen has contributed chapters on pain to many textbooks and has written and spoken on topics as diverse as challenges to clinical reasoning, stigmatisation and the ethics of opioid treatment. He has particular interests in pain theory and practice, rational pharmacotherapy for pain and implications of persistent pain for public policy.

For more information, please contact Health Benefits of Work team at healthbenefitsofwork@comcare.gov.au.

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Page last updated: 22 Feb 2019