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Michael Cousins Portrait Award, S H Ervin Gallery, 21 August 2024

Proceeds from this function are being directed to complete the “ED PainPATH project”, aiming for better pain management for people attending emergency departments. Thank you ...
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Research on Chronic Neuropathic Pain published in “Pain Medicine” – Mayumi Oguchi

Mayumi Oguchi MPsychol(Clin) Mayumi Oguchi, clinical psychologist at the Michael J Cousins Pain Management Research Centre, recently presented her paper titled “Psychologically based interventions for ...
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Celebrating Success at the Inaugural Pinnacle Pain Sector Awards Dinner

*************************************************** NSW Parliament House set the stage for an unforgettable evening as Painaustralia and Pain Foundation Ltd held the inaugural Pinnacle Pain Sector Awards Dinner ...
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Distress experienced while recovering from compensable injury – Alison Sim

Alison Sim MSc Med (Pain Management) Alison Sim, PhD candidate at The University of Sydney, School of Medicine, presented some of the work that she ...
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Vale – Professor Michael J Cousins (1939-2024)

*************************************************** I would like to recognise the extraordinary life of Professor Michael J Cousins, Pain Foundation Founder and Patron, who sadly passed away on 27 ...
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Pain Journey following knee complaint – Paul Hotz

Retired Pain Foundation Board Member, Paul Hotz Paul’s pain journey started with a minor meniscus problem, which led to many surgeries, a diagnosis of Staphylococcus ...
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“Breaking Through the Pain Barrier” – biography on Michael Cousins

Kate reports: “It’s the twentieth anniversary of the start of my journey with CRPS* this Friday. Not sure that twenty years of chronic pain is ...
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Improving access to treatment for chronic pain

TDM GROWTH PARTNERS recently teamed with HEARTS AND MINDS INVESTMENTS LTD to partner with PAIN FOUNDATION LTD in the consortium led by PMRI’s Professor Michael Nicholas to create a leading-edge ...
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Social Vulnerabilities in Pain Treatment, A/Prof Claire Ashton-James

Sunday, 24th March 2024 *************************************************** Prominent clinician, researcher and educator, A/Professor Claire Ashton-James, presented a paper titled: “Addressing Social Aspects of Pain in Clinical Practice” ...
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Honour Roll Award to Pain Champion, Prof Michael K Nicholas

Friday, 22nd March 2024 *************************************************** Chair of the Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD) Board, Mr Trevor Danos AM, presents the Honor Roll Award certificate ...
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Understand Migraine – ABC Conversation Hour

18 September 2023
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“Back Pain: the new science?” – ABC Drum

August 3, 2023 Last night on ABC’s The Drum, we had the privilege of hearing Nicki Hutley’s powerful story about living with chronic pain. Nicki ...
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New approach delivers breakthrough for pain researchers

June 9, 2023 – NSLHD News – excerpts Researchers at the Kolling Institute have made important progress towards the development of new treatments for chronic ...
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Breakthrough Research Published: “Exploring Pain Relief Through Opioid Actions on Spinal Cord Circuits”

September 21, 2022 Pain Management Research Institute (PMRI) Team Leader and researcher, Karin Aubrey, and researcher Yo Otsu, are celebrating a major win with a ...
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Become, or Renew as, a “Pain Pal”, aka friends of pain research!

Help the research and education work performed at the Pain Management Research Institute (PMRI) by simply making a $70 donation thereby becoming a member of ...
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Webinar: “Tackling the opioid crisis in Australia” – video recording now available.

July 18, 2022 To view a recording of this webinar, click on THIS LINK. It runs for 46 minutes. We welcome feedback and questions to ...
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Pain Researcher Wins Global Award!

The Pain Foundation is delighted to announce that Professor Michael Nicholas, an Executive Team Member of the Pain Management Research Institute, has been awarded the ...
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Pain Champion – Invictus Medallist

Thanks to Painaustralia, we are pleased to share the full-length video of Pain Champion, Peter Rudland, as he tells his story of remarkable challenge and ...
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Hayley Leake – New Champion for Painaustralia

In September, Painaustralia welcomed our newest Pain Champion, Australian Survivor sole winner, Hayley Leake. Hayley is a physiotherapist and pain researcher. After working clinically for ...
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Living with Migraine – Sophie Scott

ABC’s Medical Reporter, Sophie Scott, Painaustralia’s Pain Champion Living with a condition like migraine can be tricky for people to understand.  While pain is definitely ...
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Pain Researchers at Kolling Showcase

Professor Paul Glare, Pain Foundation and Painaustralia Board Director, hosted the Kolling Institute’s Neuroscience and Pain Research Showcase. The webinar covered a range of topics ...
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Optimising telehealth pain care after COVID-19.

Dec 3, 2020 One of the positive outcomes of COVID-19 has been the rapid development of alternatives for our in-person pain management programs. We have ...
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PMRI assists Australia Post in Comcare Award wins!

May 18, 2021 The Early Matched Care at Australia Post (EMCAP) project partnered with the University of Sydney and led by PMRI’s Professor Michael Nicholas ...
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Best Paper Award 2020 – workplace injuries

PMRI’s Professor Michael Nicholas and his collaborators win prestigious award for their paper: “Implementation of Early Intervention Protocol in Australia for ‘High Risk’ Injured Workers ...
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Leading Researchers tackling the problems of addictive painkillers

Nov 12, 2020 The government’s crackdown on painkillers has left millions of Australians without a fix for their chronic conditions, but now some of the ...
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Understanding Pain in 5 minutes!

Jan 25, 2021
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Research that could be a chronic pain game-changer!

Nov 2, 2020 Good pain arrives, raises the alarm, then quickly leaves. Bad pain stays. No-one is sure why. People with chronic pain often hear ...
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Dr Claire Ashton-James named Associate Professor.

Dec 9, 2020 We rejoice in the news that Dr Claire Ashton-James, known to many of us, was announced today by the University of Sydney ...
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‘You never know what strength you’ve got’: Anna Swan’s long road back from brain trauma.

Anna Swan, photo by Nic Walker, SMH, Dec 5, 2020 Source: Eliza Harvey, Sydney Morning Herald Good Weekend, Dec 5, 2020 She certainly doesn’t seem ...
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Tara Moss – new Pain Champion

Source: Painaustralia Since 1999 Tara Moss has written 13 bestselling books, published in 19 countries and 13 languages. Her latest is the internationally bestselling historical ...
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New partnership with the Heine Foundation

The Heine Foundation is supporting the Pain Management Research Institute to carry out a program of research projects titled “ Pathways to better Pain management”. ...
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Managing Distress & Anxiety During COVID-19

VISITING SCHOLAR SERIES OF ONLINE VIDEO PRESENTATIONS – Dr Claire Ashton-James  Claire Ashton-James, PhD is a Social Psychologist with expertise in the interpersonal realm of healthcare, and ...
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Professor Paul Glare on SBS’s Insight program with Jennie Brockie

Patients and practitioners talk about chronic pain  https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/1718435907988
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Pain Australia launches ‘Cost of Pain’ Report

In the most comprehensive financial analysis of chronic pain in Australia to date, The cost of pain in Australia report by Deloitte Access Economics reveals the staggering ...
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