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

ASM2016_Sunderland_high resThe 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. 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.

2017 Sunderland Lecture:

turner_judithDr Turner will be presenting the Sunderland Lecture, discussing Cognitive-behavioural treatments for chronic pain: Recent innovation, new insights, and future directions.

Dr Judith Turner is Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, USA. She received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UCLA and has worked in the University of Washington multidisciplinary pain center since 1980.  Dr Turner has been active in leadership of the International Association for the Study of Pain and elected President for 2016-2018. She has published over 200 journal articles, and received the Wilbert E. Fordyce Clinical Investigator award from the American Pain Society and the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine prize for clinical pain research.  Her current research interests include chronic opioid therapy, predictors and mediators of pain treatment outcomes, and randomized trials of cognitive-behavioral therapy for chronic pain.

We are delighted to have Dr Judith Turner involved in APS 2017 and present the Sunderland Lecture. We hope you will be able to attend and enjoy everything this conference has to offer.

Register for the 2017 Australian Pain Society 37th 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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