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.

Please give a warm welcome to Professor Siri Leknes.

Prof Siri Leknes

Register today to hear Professor Leknes present on:

  • How opioids shape our feelings: Sorting facts from myths
  • Pain and anhedonia

Siri Leknes is a Professor of Social and Affective Neuroscience at the University of Oslo, Norway and a Senior Researcher at Oslo University Hospital. Her lab, the Leknes Affective Brain lab (LAB lab) studies how the brain and body give rise to pleasurable and painful feelings, and how these feelings are connected to decisions and behaviour. One interdisciplinary project centred on benefits of acute pain and was awarded The Daniel M. Wegner Theoretical Innovation Prize in social/personality psychology. 

LAB lab’s main methodology is experimental psychopharmacology in healthy humans, often centred on understanding how opioids modulate pain and pleasure. In addition, LAB lab studies modulation of pleasure and pain in opioid-treated clinical populations with and without chronic pain and substance use disorder. LAB lab is currently funded by an ERC grant to study state-dependent effects of opioids and their relation to social support, stress and dopamine, as well as Regional Health Authority funding for clinical studies.

We are honoured to have Professor Siri Leknes as a speaker in APS 2021, we hope you will be able to attend and enjoy everything this ASM has to offer.

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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