Monday 19 April: 3.15 – 4.00pm AEST (includes live Q&A)

How opioids shape our feelings: Sorting facts from myths

The Sir Sydney Sunderland Named Lecture is offered to an international guest speaker.

The Sunderland Lecture was instituted at the 1987 meeting of the APS in recognition of Sir Sydney Sunderland’s contribution to the understanding of neuropathic pain. Sir Sydney Sunderland was an Australian neuro-anatomist who spent much of his career at the University of Melbourne. His major contribution to the research field was the description of recovery following peripheral nerve injury. There is a brief synopsis of Sir Sydney’s life and achievements on the Australian Academy of Science website

Professor Siri Leknes

Professor 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. For further information on Professor Leknes please visit the APS 2021 conference website.

It is our great pleasure to have Professor Siri Leknes involved in APS 2021, we look forward to hearing her 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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