NZ Pain Society 2017 Conference
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The New Zealand Pain Society (NZPS) was born out of the efforts of a passionate and committed group of New Zealand clinicians.

1978 - The Australasian Pain Society held their first conference at La Trobe University and Royal Southern Memorial Hospital, on the 1st December 1978. Following this Meeting it was decided to form the New Zealand Pain Society (NZPS) as a chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP).

1983 - On the 16th April 1983, 60 members attended the first meeting of the NZPS, in Wellington. Not long after this, in July, the NZPS became a chapter of the IASP.

1984 - The first meeting of the NZPS chapter of the IASP occurred on the 3rd September 1984 in Seattle

Today the NZPS has approximately 427 members from a variety of medical specialties including:

 - Doctors (anesthesia, palliative care, rehabilitation medicine, musculo-skeletal medicine, psychiatry, neurosurgery)

 - Nurses (specialist pain management nurses and others from different specialty areas)

 - Physiotherapists

 - Psychologists

 - Dentists

 - Social workers

 - Occupational therapists

 - Osteopaths

 - Others with a special interest in pain

2017 Australian Pain Society 37th Annual Scientific Meeting

Adelaide Convention Centre, SA, Australia

9 – 12 April 2017

 The APS ASM is the only multidisciplinary conference in Australia offering insights into the complex nature of pain management from a variety of medical, nursing and allied health perspectives. With an overriding theme of "Expanding Horizons”, APS 2017 will provide an extensive program including pre-conference workshops, international keynote speakers, national speakers and topical sessions.

 From an international perspective, we have been fortunate enough to secure three impressive speakers: Professor Stephen Hunt from University College, London; Professor Judith Turner from the University of Washington and Dr Sean Mackay from Stanford University. Their combined knowledge spans molecular biology, neural plasticity, psychological therapies, body-behaviour-environment links, issues associated with opioid therapy and contemporary approaches to outcome assessment (just to name a few areas). They will be joined by a range of local and national speakers who will provide a diverse look at all things pain related.

 Conference Secretariat: DC Conferences, 02 9954 4400 or