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QBP Auditorium, Building 80, Institute for Molecular Bioscience

306 Carmody Road

St Lucia

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This free whole-day symposium at UQ is open to all members of the community with an interest in advancing pain research and treatments.

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Hosted by the IMB Centre for Pain Research, we invite you to a whole-day multidisciplinary pain research symposium on Friday 29 November 2019 at the Queensland Bioscience Precinct Auditorium.

Building on the outstanding success of last year's symposium which attracted over 250 registrants from right across the community, this upcoming student-led event brings together pain research groups from different disciplines across Brisbane and provides a platform for researchers at all career stages to showcase their work alongside leading national and international speakers in the field.

Our aim is to stimulate scientific discussion, collaboration and ongoing engagement to advance pain research and treatments with all sectors of the community, i.e. basic & clinical pain researchers, people living with pain-related conditions, medical practitioners & allied health professionals, academics and hospital administrators, industry representatives, government health agencies & regulatory bodies, people caring for those living with pain-related conditions and community support groups.

Instructions for submitting an abstract for a poster presentation or short talk are further below (FAQs). Postgraduate research candidates (Hons, Masters, PhD), early career researchers (ECRs) and clinicians are particularly encouraged to submit an abstract for the symposium.

Generous prizes for the Best Posters and Best Punchy Poster Talks will be available!

Abstract submissions are also welcome from hospital administrators, industry representatives, government health agencies & regulatory bodies, and community support groups.

The program is below and will be updated as further details are confirmed.

BRISBANE PAIN RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM 2019 PROGRAM

8:00 – 8:50 — Registration (Auditorium Foyer)

8:50 – 9:00 — Welcome

9:00 – 9:40 — IMB Centre for Pain Research Plenary: Autoantibody-mediated chronic primary pain

International Invited Speaker: Dr David Andersson — Senior Lecturer, Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London

Session 1: CLINICAL PAIN RESEARCH

9:40 –10:10 — Exercise for people with low back pain — Can we predict which patients will respond?

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Julie Hides — Deputy Head of School (Nathan), School of Allied Health Sciences, Griffith University

10:10 – 10:30 — Psychological treatments for chronic pain: A focus on mechanisms

Invited Speaker: Dr Melissa Day — Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, UQ School of Psychology

10:30 – 11:00 — MORNING TEA BREAK

Session 2: TRANSLATIONAL PAIN RESEARCH + PUNCHY POSTER TALKS (PPT!)

11:00 – 11:30 — A population-health lens to reduce the burden of pain & mental health after traumatic injury

Keynote Speaker: Dr Melita Giummarra — Senior Research Fellow & ARC DECRA, Department of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine, Monash University; Caulfield Pain Management & Research Centre, Caulfield Hospital, Alfred Health

11:30 – 11:50 — Invited talk: Speaker TBC

11:50 – 12:40 — PPT!: Punchy Poster Talks by HDRs & ECRs!

12:40 – 14:40 — LUNCH & POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Session 3: FUNDAMENTAL PAIN RESEARCH

14:40 – 15:10 — Fundamentals of chronic visceral pain

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Stuart Brierley — NHMRC R.D. Wright Biomedical Fellow & Matthew Flinders Research Fellow in Gastrointestinal Neuroscience; Director, Visceral Pain Research Group, Centre for Neuroscience; Flinders University, South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)

15:10 – 15:40 pm — Invited Short Talks: Speakers TBC

15:40 – 16:10 pm — Awards & Closing Remarks

16:10 – 18:00 — AFTERNOON MIXER (Auditorium Foyer)

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SPONSORS

UQ Graduate School, University of Queensland

Office of the Provost, University of Queensland

Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland

IMB Centre for Pain Research, University of Queensland

UQU Association of Postgraduate Students

The Biochemical Society, UK

BMG LABTECH

PhaseSep

Tocris Bioscience

Perkin Elmer

Sophion Bioscience

FAQs

Who can attend? — This symposium is open to all members of the community with an interest in advancing pain research and treatments.

Postgraduate research candidates (Hons, Masters, PhD), early career researchers (ECRs) and clinicians are particularly encouraged to submit an abstract for the symposium. Undergraduate students and members of the general public are also welcome to attend.

Where do I submit my abstract? — The registration form has a field in which you can submit an abstract (300 words max), as well as indicating if you would like to present a poster or short talk. Choose the category most applicable to your abstract: Clinical Pain Research | Translational Pain Research | Fundamental Pain Research | Health Services / Policy / Consumer Research

Abstract submissions & registrations close at 5pm AEST Friday 11 October 2019.

Presenters will be contacted shortly after this deadline.

If you are submitting an abstract, please register attendance for yourself only. If you are registering attendance for two or more people, abstracts cannot be submitted in this way.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions? — Please contact Yashad Dongol (Y.Dongol@imb.uq.edu.au) with any questions regarding the event.

In the online registration form, there is also a field where you can enter any questions/feedback regarding this upcoming event.

Interested in sponsoring this event? — We welcome sponsorship of the symposium from all sectors of the community. Please contact Gagan Sharma (G.Sharma@uq.edu.au) if you are interested in sponsoring this event (or parts of it) as there are a range of sponsorship options available.

What are the parking options at UQ? — There are many carparks available around the St Lucia campus. Further information can be found here.

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Yashad Dongol (IMB)

Linda Blomster (IMB)

Tianjiao Zhao (IMB)

Dan Wang (IMB)

Alexander Mueller (IMB)

Thao Ho (IMB)

Md. Mahadhi Hasan (IMB)

Aymeric Rogalski (IMB)

Yanfei Xie (RECOVER Injury Research Centre, School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences)

Gagan Sharma (Centre for Advanced Imaging)

Irina Vetter (IMB)

Trung Ngo (UQ Diamantina Institute, Faculty of Medicine & Translational Research Institute)

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