We are honoured to introduce the International Keynote Speakers for the

2021 Australian Pain Society 41st Annual Scientific Meeting.

All 3 speakers will be joining us live for interactive sessions that will include time for Q&A with delegates.

Professor Allan Basbaum

Please give a warm welcome to Professor Allan Basbaum.

Professor Basbaum will be presenting on:

  • What does the basic science crystal ball say about the future of chronic pain management?
  • Imaging cortical activity during general anaesthesia: Preclinical insights into cortical pain processing

Born in Montreal, Quebec, Allan Basbaum received his BSc from McGill University and his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.  After postdoctoral research at the University College London and then at the University California San Francisco he was appointed to the faculty of UCSF, where he is presently professor and Chair of the Department of Anatomy.

His research addresses the molecular mechanisms that underlie the generation of persistent pain after tissue or nerve injury. Most recently, his laboratory has focused on novel approaches to overcoming the neurological consequences of peripheral nerve damage, by transplanting embryonic cortical inhibitory precursor cells into the spinal cord. He has served as Editor-in-Chief of PAIN, the journal of the International Association for the Study of Pain and was recently appointed a member of the Council of the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke.

He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Sciences and is a fellow of the Royal Society in the United Kingdom.

It is our great pleasure to have Professor Allan Basbaum involved in APS 2021, we look forward to hearing him present.

Registrations are now open. Visit the APS 2021 website for more updates.

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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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