ASM2016_Bonica_BWThe John Bonica Named Lecture is offered to an Australian guest speaker.

The Bonica lecture has been a feature of the Australian Pain Society scientific meeting since 1984. John Bonica himself presented the first lecture, and generally the honour is bestowed on an Australian scientist/pain clinician.

Dr Bonica’s vision was to provide an egalitarian, interdisciplinary, and international forum to improve knowledge about pain, improve the education of health-care providers, and improve the care of patients. Widely regarded as the Founding Father of Pain Medicine, his passion lead to the incorporation of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) in May 1974.

2018 Bonica Lecture:

buchbinder_webProfessor Rachelle Buchbinder will be presenting the Bonica Lecture, discussing Setting the research agenda for improving health care in musculoskeletal disorders.

Professor Rachelle Buchbinder is a rheumatologist and clinical epidemiologist and an Australian NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow. She is the Director of the Monash Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Cabrini Institute; Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University; Joint Coordinating Editor of Cochrane Musculoskeletal; and current President of the Australian Rheumatology Association. She is a founding member and current Steering Group Chair of the recently established Australia & New Zealand Musculoskeletal (ANZMUSC) Clinical Trial Network.

We are delighted to have Professor Rachelle Buchbinder involved in 2018 APS 38th and NZPS Conjoint ASM and present the Bonica 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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