We are honoured to introduce the International Keynote Speakers for the 2018 Australian Pain Society 38th and New Zealand Pain Society Conjoint Annual Scientific Meeting, to be held at the International Convention Centre Sydney next April.

Please give a warm welcome to Professor Liesbet Goubert.

SONY DSCProfessor Liesbet Goubert is Full Professor in the Department of Experimental-Clinical and Health Psychology at Ghent University, Belgium. She completed her PhD in 2004, in which she focused on the role of psychosocial risk factors for the development of chronic low back pain (e.g. fear, catastrophising). In the last decade, she shifted her main research focus to the investigation of interpersonal dynamics of (chronic) pain and chronic illness. More recently, she became very interested in the study of psychosocial resilience mechanisms that may account for the sustainment of adaptive functioning and well-being in the presence of pain. Professor Goubert has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Belgian Pain Society (Belgian IASP Chapter) from 2006-2012; since 2010 she is a member of the scientific committee of the Belgian Pain Society.

Professor Goubert will be presenting the Sunderland Lecture, discussing A resilience approach to chronic pain: Different theoretical perspectives and treatment implications. You can also see Professor Goubert present Interpersonal dynamics of chronic pain: How others can support or undermine patient functioning.

We are delighted to have Professor Liesbet Goubert involved in APS NZPS 2018, we hope you will be able to attend and enjoy everything this ASM has to offer.

Registrations are now open!APSNZPS_2018_logoA_detailsClick here to register for the 2018 APS 38th and NZPS Conjoint ASM.


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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