We are honoured to introduce the International Keynote Speakers for the
2019 Australian Pain Society 39th Annual Scientific Meeting,
to be held at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre in April 2019.
Professor Beth Darnall
Beth Darnall, PhD is Clinical Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Stanford University. She is principal investigator for $13M in federally funded pain and opioid reduction research projects that test the effectiveness and mechanisms of psychological strategies in individuals with chronic pain. She investigates mechanisms of pain catastrophizing, targeted pain psychology treatments she has developed, prevention of post-surgical pain, and patient-centred outpatient opioid tapering. She delivers pain psychology and opioid reduction lectures and workshops nationally and internationally. She is author of The Opioid-Free Pain Relief Kit © 2016; Less Pain, Fewer Pills: Avoid the dangers of prescription opioids and gain control over chronic pain ©2014; and Psychological Treatment for Chronic Pain ©2018 (American Psychological Association Press). She presented multiple lectures on “The Psychology of Pain Relief” at the 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. She has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, New York Magazine, Forbes, Scientific American Mind, The Washington Post, and TIME Magazine.
We are delighted to have Professor Darnall involved in APS 2019, we hope you will be able to attend and enjoy everything this ASM has to offer.
Registrations are now open!