Background:

The Sir Sydney Sunderland Named Lecture is offered to an international guest speaker.ASM2016_Sunderland_high res

The Sunderland Lecture was instituted at the 1987 meeting of the Australian Pain Society in recognition of Sir Sydney Sunderland’s contribution to the understanding of neuropathic pain. We hope that you will accept this honour.

Sir Sydney Sunderland was an Australian neuro-anatomist who spent much of his career at the University of Melbourne. His major contribution to the research field was the description of recovery following peripheral nerve injury. There is a brief synopsis of Sir Sydney’s life and achievements on the Australian Academy of Science website.

2016 Sunderland Lecture:

Mannheim 2011

Prof Frank Birklein

Professor Frank Birklein will be presenting the Sunderland Lecture, discussing Painful neuropathies – An attempt to read the pain for a better treatment, and he will also be hosting a plenary session on day 2 on Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) – what we know and what we are looking for.

Professor Birklein has been head of Peripheral Nerve Disorders, and Pain Research and Treatment at the Department of Neurology, University Medical Centre Mainz, Germany since 2001.

His research focuses on the mechanisms of neuropathic pain, particularly CRPS, and on mechanisms of autonomic nervous system regulation. He is the leading author of the German guidelines for CRPS diagnosis and treatment, has been widely published in his research fields and has been awarded numerous scientific grants. His main interest now is the immune system contribution to posttraumatic pain.

Professor Birklein will also be our special guest at the Meet the Speakers breakfast session that has been offered to junior researchers, PhD students and post doctorate fellows. The aim of this session is to give younger scientists and clinicians an opportunity to ascertain career advice and guidance from the APS 2016 international plenary speakers.

We are delighted to have Professor Frank Birklein involved in APS 2016, we hope you will be able to attend and enjoy everything this conference has to offer.

Register for the 2016 Australian Pain Society 36th Annual Scientific Meeting.

About Australian Pain Society

The Australian Pain Society is a multidisciplinary body aiming to relieve pain and related suffering through leadership in clinical practice, education, research and public advocacy.

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