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National Pain Summit

Wednesday 27 January 2010

National Pain SummitAustralia's National Pain Summit will be held in Canberra on Thursday 11 March 2010.

Here's some information about it:

The National Pain Summit aims to elevate awareness of the prevalence and economic cost of persistent pain to the community through the development of a National Pain Strategy which will be aligned with the Federal Government’s proposals for health reform to make more effective, cost-effective and accessible healthcare solutions available to all Australians.

The National Pain Summit is being led by the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, Faculty of Pain Medicine, the Australian Pain Society and Chronic Pain Australia in collaboration with inaugural supporters the MBF Foundation and the Pain Management Research Institute.

It is being held on Thursday March 11, 2010 in Canberra. More than 130 organisations have been invited to attend.

The Goal

• Elevate awareness of the prevalence of pain
• Elevate awareness of the economic cost
• Develop a National Pain Strategy
• Reduce progression of acute to chronic pain
• Work with the Federal Government’s proposals for health reform
• Deliver major benefits to consumers through cost-effective and accessible pain management services


• The report that measured the impact of persistent pain
• Action to date
• The key players steering the Summit

Summit objectives

• A coordinated approach to research, education and best practice clinical services
• Bring together experts
• Develop an effective National Pain Strategy

Summit deliverables

• Best pain management practice
• New standards of pain treatment
• Model of service delivery for all Australians

The stakeholders

• Consumers
• Government (Federal and State)
• Pain management service providers
• Workcover bodies, insurers, employers

The Summit process

• Preparation Stage
• Leaders Meeting
• Draft strategy development
• National Pain Summit
• Post Summit Action

You can find out more about the National Pain Summit here.



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