2016 Tas Branch Physiotherapy Breakfast

Professor Lorimer Moseley will present on: "Noci-what?! Danger detection and transmission and implications for care".

The Explain Pain Revolution reflects a widespread shift in clinical practice towards integrating the fearful and wonderful complexity of the brain into prevention and management of persistent pain. Much of this shift has been pushed by discoveries about how the brain-grounded neuroimmune systems that underpin pain work, and how they work differently in people with persistent pain. In this talk I will take a less brain-centric approach to the rapidly expanding literature by focussing instead on nociception. Discoveries in how dangerous events are detected in our body tissues, how news of these events are processed within the dorsal root ganglion and the spinal cord, and how danger detection and transmission changes as nociception persists, have profound implications for what we teach people in pain and how we go about treating them. Moreover, the diversity of specialised detectors in our tissues and their contribution to ascending messages opens up opportunities for new treatments, and some tough challenges for old treatments. 

Keynote Speaker: Professor Lorimer Moseley

Lorimer is Professor of Clinical Neurosciences and Foundation Chair in Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia. He is an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow & a Senior Principal Research Fellow at Neuroscience Research Australia. He has over 25 years of clinical experience with patients with chronic pain. He has a PhD from the University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine, has held research positions at the University of Queensland and the University of Oxford, and now leads the Body in Mind Collaborative Research Network. His many awards include the 2007 IASP Prize for Clinical Science and the 2012 Marshall & Warren award for Innovation in Medical or Health Research. He was runner up in the Science Minister’s Prize for Outstanding Research in the Life Sciences, is an APA Honoured Member and has been recognised by awards from physiotherapy, medical or pain societies in nine countries. He has written 250 papers, four books and numerous book chapters on chronic pain and rehabilitation. His research is cited in guidelines internationally. His articles have been downloaded 40,000 times on ResearchGate alone, placing him in the top 0.1% of all scientists internationally. His research group’s outreach activities have attracted over 2 million reads and 500,000 YouTube views. He runs the annual Ride for Pain and Art of Pain, is Chair of PainAdelaide Stakeholders’ Consortium and Pain Revolution.

Start time: 6.30am (registration), 7.00am (breakfast)
End time: 9.00am 

If you would like to book a table of 8-10, please contact the branch on 1300 306 622 or email tas.branch@physiotherapy.asn.au.

Registrations close Monday 7 November 2016
This event is now full. Please email tas.branch@physiotherapy.asn.au to go on the waitlist.
18/11/2016 - 18/11/2016
Salamanca Inn
Churchill Room
Hobart, TAS


Friday, 18 November 2016

APA members $35.00
Non-members $35.00
6:30 AM - 9:00 AM
18/11/2016 6:30 AM

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