Background: Each year the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) sponsors and promotes a Global Year Against Pain, a yearlong initiative designed to raise international awareness of pain. In each year, the IASP focuses on a different aspect of pain that has global implications. From the inaugural lecture in 2019, the Australian Pain Society will recognise the Global Year theme each year at its Annual Scientific Meeting.IASP GlobalYear2020_logo

The focus for the 2020 campaign, is the Global Year for the Prevention of Pain, and this lecture will be delivered by Professor Michele Sterling from the University of Queensland.

2020 IASP Global Year Lecture: Professor Michele Sterling

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Prof Michele Sterling

Michele Sterling is Professor in the Recover Injury Research Centre, Program Lead of the Designing Better Therapies research program and Director of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Road Traffic Injury Recovery. She is a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists. She is internationally recognised for her research on whiplash-associated disorders. Michele’s research focusses on the mechanisms underlying the development of chronic pain after injury, predictive algorithms for outcomes and developing effective interventions for musculoskeletal injury and pain.

She has received over $13M in research funding from the NHMRC, ARC and industry partners, including 7 NHMRC project grants, 2 CRE’s – the most recent as CIA. She has editorial roles with several leading journals and textbooks, and is a widely published author. She has received numerous awards for her research including the University of Queensland Foundation Research Excellence Award in 2005. Michele is an elected member of the leadership Council of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP).

We are delighted to have Professor Michele Sterling involved in APS 2020, we hope you will be able to attend and enjoy everything this ASM has to offer.

Registrations are now open!

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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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