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Rydges South Bank Brisbane

9 Glenelg Street

South Brisbane, QLD 4101


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General Practitioner Pain Management Seminar

This full day education seminar will provide an update on a variety of aspects of pain management. This education session will cover diagnosis, appropriate investigation, acute and persistent pain, medication and dependency.

In addition to this pain seminar a representative from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) will present on the recent changes to the Planning Learning and Need (PLAN) QI Activity.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop a comprehensive management plan for patients with persistent pain

  • Assess and manage the risk of opioid or other medication misuse in pain management

  • Identify red flags when diagnosing pain

  • Implement strategies for communication with patients regarding their pain.


Placebo Effects: A new exploration of harnessing the doctor-patient relationship to improve clinical outcomes

Associate Professor Damien Finniss, Department of Anaesthesia & Pain Management Research Institute, Royal North Shore Hospital, University of Sydney, Griffith University

Managing codeine dependencies

Dr Geraldine Chew, General Practitioner and VMO Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Services

Assessing and managing persistent pain

Dr Aston Wan, Director of Persistent Pain Service, Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Assessing and managing patients’ pain in palliative care

Dr Greg Parker, Senior Lecturer Griffith University, Director of the Metro South Palliative Care Service in Brisbane

Paediatric persistent pain management

Dr Mark Alcock, Clinical Lead of the Paediatric Persistent Pain Management Service and a Staff Anaesthetist at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital

Fundamentals of multidisciplinary treatment in chronic pain

Dr Saul Geffen Rehabilitation Physician, Professor Gina Geffen AM Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist, Mr Nathan Craig Physiotherapist

Appropriate imaging for back pain and Radiology guided spinal pain management

Dr David Lisle, Consultant Radiologist and Dr Paul O'Connell, Consultant Radiologist, Brisbane Private Imaging

Migraine management

Dr Helen Brown, Director of Neurology & Stroke, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Department. of Neurology

Planning Learning and Need (PLAN)

Ms Liz Harper, QI&CPD Program Coordinator, RACGP Queensland

Further topics to be confirmed


Registration - 8.30am

Presentations commence - 9.00am

Discounted parking can be purchased for $15 during registration

This Organisation is an accredited activity provider under the RACGP QI&CPD program.

For more information about this event please phone our Events Coordinator, Raquel McCready on 07 3864 7522 or email

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Rydges South Bank Brisbane

9 Glenelg Street

South Brisbane, QLD 4101


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