Virtual Educational Day – Focus on Integrative Pain Therapies

Date & Time
12 May 2023

This event features an exceptional line up of well-known expert speakers and we would like to encourage you attend and not to miss this event.
If possible, it would be great if you can please promote to your colleagues as it promises to be a great day.

It will be recorded and made available only to those who have registered.

Date: Day Friday 12th May 2023
Time: 0850-1600hrs

Registration and more information:
$30 for members of Pain Nurses Australia
Non-members $60

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Accreditation Available: 5 CPD points
Contact Details: Ms Sandra Tutt – sandra.tutt@health.nsw.gov.au 
Assoc Prof. Judith Lacey MBBS, FRACGP, FAChPM (FRACP)
Director of Supportive Care and Integrative Oncology – Chris O’Brien Lifehouse

Judith is a supportive care and integrative oncology specialist working in supportive cancer care and cancer related symptom management. With a background of over 20 years as a palliative and supportive care specialist, she has dedicated the last decade to developments in this field, integrating holistic medical and nursing supportive care with evidence based complementary therapies, exercise and lifestyle changes alongside conventional treatments to care for the whole person. She leads a specialist multidisciplinary team of practitioners and allied health professionals with outpatient clinics in the LivingRoom at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.

Judith’s passion is caring for patients with a history of cancer who could benefit from an integrated and proactive symptom management that provides exceptional support from diagnosis, during and after cancer treatment. Judith consults with patients who are open to finding ways to thrive and live well with cancer and beyond: from diagnosis through to survivorship, and with advanced cancer. She can discuss safe use of herbs, supplements, diet and prescribes medicinal cannabis when appropriate.

Dr Jane Chalmers
Senior Lecturer in Pain Sciences at the University of South Australia

Jane is a Senior Lecturer in Pain Sciences and Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of South Australia. Jane is an early career researcher who is passionate about solving the problem of pelvic pain. A physiotherapist by background, Jane’s research focuses on the assessment and management of pelvic pain. She is particularly interested in the role of education and exercise in the physiotherapy management of pelvic pain. She currently supervises 7 higher degree research students in the field of pelvic pain.

Tony Hall
BPharm (Hons), Adv Dipl Clin Pharm Teaching, Postgrad DipMedSci (Palliative Care), Pharmacist Advanced, GCIPPC, Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service, QLD, and Senior Lecturer, School of Pharmacy, Griffith University, Southport, QLD

Tony is one of the few Clinical Pharmacists working in a Persistent Pain Clinic. Since coming to Australia he’s held senior positions in Pharmacy Management, Palliative Care and Medication Safety, before returning to a mixed clinical/educational role as Clinical Pharmacist-advanced, at the Gold Coast Interdisciplinary Persistent Pain Centre and Senior Lecturer at QUT School of Clinical Sciences.

Tony has represented his profession as Federal Councillor for the Society of Hospital Pharmacists (SHPA) from 2005-2013, awarded the William Harris Award of Merit from the Queensland SHPA branch in 2007 and then Fellowship of the Society of Hospital Pharmacists in 2011.

His major interests are developing the role of the Pharmacist in his specialist clinical areas and research, publishing more than 40 papers and contributing 2 book chapters. He is currently researching on Medication Management in Persistent Pain, the role of antiepileptic medicines (AEDs) in Pain management, the role of Medicinal Cannabis in Persistent Pain and Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) in End of Life Care.

Dr Brad Rundle
Ph.D in Zoology & Genetics
Founder Therapy Animals Australia

Brad is the Founder of Service and Therapy Animals Australia where he now holds the position of Director and Head Trainer.

Service and Therapy Animals Australia is a charitable organisation whose charitable purposes include:

  • Training Assistance Dogs to help individuals suffering mental illness.
  • Training Therapy Dogs to provide support in a range of settings and organisations.
  • Providing Animal Assisted Therapy for individuals and children in need.
  • Developing and maintaining national training standards for Therapy Dog and Handler Teams.

Brad holds a Ph.D. in Zoology and Genetics and specialises in animal behaviour. He is also a member of The Royal Society of Victoria.

Brad is a published researcher and has taught in both the tertiary and secondary systems. He is a former finalist for the Eureka Prize for Science Teaching and winner of the Teacher Tall Poppies Award for Innovative Science Teaching.

Assoc. Prof. Carolyn Ee
PhD, MMed, GradCertMedAcc, BAppSc, MBBS
Jacka Foundation Chair, NICM Health Research Institute

A/Prof Ee is an academic GP and was one of the first practicing medical doctors in Australia to gain dual qualifications in Chinese Medicine. She completed a Masters and PhD on acupuncture for menopausal hot flushes at the University of Melbourne and leads the Jacka Foundation Integrative Medicine Program at NICM Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University. A/Prof Ee established Next Practice Western Sydney Integrative Health, Australia’s first University-based integrative medicine centre, and is the Chair of the RACGP Integrative Medicine Specific Interests Group.

Her research vision is to have a measurable impact on the lives of people with chronic illness. To do this she leads a research team and program that creates, synthesises and translates scientific evidence on the integration of non-drug therapies and Eastern medicine with Western medicine delivered in primary care.

Dr. Dinah Blunt
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery UK, FANZCA Australia
Anaesthetist & Medical Hypnotherapist

Dr Blunt is an anaesthetist in private practice in Brisbane. She has a special interest in hypnosis as an adjunct to anaesthesia, analgesia, and enhanced surgical recovery. She provides health coaching and hypnotherapy for medical trauma, phobias, weight loss, addiction, complex medical conditions and chronic pain

Oliver O’Reilly
Music & music therapy in pain management

Oliver O’Reilly is a Registered Music Therapist, educator and researcher. He works at Noro Music Therapy as a Clinical Consultant and at Western Sydney University as a sessional academic in music and music therapy. In his PhD, Oliver is investigating how music therapists develop ensemble skills and generalise instrumental skills from the primary instrument to clinical applications of the guitar. His recent clinical work has focused on hospital-based oncology and palliative care.

Dr. Katherine Brain
Associate Lecturer at the University of Newcastle, Australia, School Health Science

Dr Katherine Brain is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Early Career Researcher focusing on the role of nutrition and pain. Katherine works with the University of Newcastle, Hunter Integrated Pain Service and in private practice. Her work spans the spectrum from clinical to academic work with a focus on bridging the gap between nutrition and pain. She also holds several leadership and advocacy roles with the aim to bridge the gap between pain and nutrition.

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