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 global Dr John Loeser Prize for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement in the Clinical Science of Pain, the first time an Australian has won the prestigious prize.

Awarded by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), Professor Nicholas will travel to the World Congress of Pain in Toronto, Canada in September to deliver a guest plenary lecture at the Association’s international annual event.

Professor Nicholas is one of Australia’s leading pain management specialists and the Director Education & ADAPT Pain Management program, University of Sydney Royal North Shore Hospital.

It is a major achievement for Professor Nicholas who has worked tirelessly for decades to improve the quality of life for so many patients whose day-to-day existence has been shattered by severe persistent pain.

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