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 Dr Tonya Palermo.

palermo_webDr Tonya Palermo is a pediatric psychologist and Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at University of Washington with adjunct appointments in Pediatrics and Psychiatry. She also serves as Associate Director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. She directs the Pediatric Pain & Sleep Innovations Lab that aims to improve the lives of children with pain and their families through developing, evaluating, and disseminating innovative treatments that can be delivered at low cost.

She is particularly interested in behavioral, psychosocial and family factors that affect pain. Dr Palermo has served on the Executive Boards of the Society of Pediatric Psychology, ISRII, and the American Pain Society, serves as Editor for the Journal of Pediatric Psychology, and has been elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association.

Dr Palermo will be presenting Psychological interventions for paediatric chronic pain. You can also see her presentation Interrelationship of sleep and pain in youth: Implications for assessment and intervention.

We are delighted to have Dr Palermo 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!


Click 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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