Tuesday 20 April: 10.05 – 10.25am AEST (followed by live Q&A)

Non-invasive brain stimulation for pain: from understanding heterogeneity towards personalised pain medicine

The Professor Tess Cramond Named Lecture is offered to an Australian researcher in the early part of their career.

The Lecture was first presented at the 2007 APS ASM. Tess Cramond AO OBE commenced work as an anaesthetist in the early 1950s. In the fifty years that followed she was committed to and gained international recognition for the improvement of anaesthesia, resuscitation and pain medicine. She had a specific interest in the relief of cancer pain and supported the development of palliative care services. She established the Multidisciplinary Pain Clinic (now the Professor Tess Cramond Multidisciplinary Pain Centre) at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Queensland in 1967.

Professor Cramond held many significant positions, including Dean of the Faculty of Anaesthetists and President of the Queensland branch of the Australian Medical Association (AMAQ). She received many accolades, including the Gilbert Brown Prize, an OBE and an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO), an Advance Australia Award, a Red Cross Long Service Award and the AMA Women in Medicine Award.

Sadly, Professor Cramond passed away in late 2015. A tribute to her amazing life and achievements can be found on our blog, please click here.

Dr Bernadette Fitzgibbon

Dr Bernadette Fitzgibbon is a Senior Research Fellow at Monash University and the head of the “Pain, Addiction and Mental Health Group” at the Epworth Centre for Innovation in Mental Health. Bernadette’s research program is dedicated to understanding the relationship between neurobiological and psychosocial mechanisms of the pain experience and how these may be harnessed to advance the application of non-invasive brain stimulation to treat persistent pain.

For further information on Dr Fitzgibbon please visit the APS 2021 conference website.

It is our great pleasure to have Dr Bernadette Fitzgibbon 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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