ASM2016_tess_cramondThe Professor Tess Cramond Named Lecture is offered to an Australian researcher in the early part of their career.

The Lecture was first presented at the 2007 Australian Pain Society Scientific Meeting. Tess Cramond AO OBE commenced work as an anaesthetist in the early 1950s. In the fifty years that followed she was committed to and gained international recognition for the improvement of anaesthesia, resuscitation and pain medicine. She had a specific interest in the relief of cancer pain and supported the development of palliative care services. She established the Multidisciplinary Pain Clinic (now the Professor Tess Cramond Multidisciplinary Pain Centre) at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Queensland in 1967.

Professor Cramond held many significant positions, including Dean of the Faculty of Anaesthetists and President of the Queensland branch of the Australian Medical Association (AMAQ). She received many accolades, including the Gilbert Brown Prize, an OBE and an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO), an Advance Australia Award, a Red Cross Long Service Award and the AMA Women in Medicine Award.

Sadly, Professor Cramond passed away in late 2015. A tribute to her amazing life and achievements can be found on our blog, please click here.

2018 Tess Cramond Lecture:

finniss_webAssociate Professor Damien Finniss will be presenting the Tess Cramond Lecture, discussing Placebo analgesia: Challenges and opportunities for clinical practice.

Associate Professor Damien Finniss (MB BS, PhD, MSc Med, BPhty, BExSc) is a clinician and researcher at the Department of Anaesthesia & Pain Management Research Institute, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney. He is an Associate Professor at Sydney University (Pain Medicine, Northern Clinical School) and Griffith University.

Associate Professor Finniss is the Chair of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) group on Placebo and regularly presents his work at National and International meetings.

We are delighted to have Associate Professor Damien Finiss involved in 2018 APS 38th and NZPS Conjoint ASM and present the Tess Carmond Lecture. 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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