Tuesday 20 April, 3.00 – 3.20pm AEST (followed by live Q&A)

Equity in pain care distribution – Applying a public health ethics lens

The John Bonica Named Lecture is offered to an Australian guest speaker. The Bonica lecture has been a feature of the APS ASM since 1984. John Bonica himself presented the first lecture, and generally the honour is bestowed on an Australian scientist/pain clinician.

Dr Bonica’s vision was to provide an egalitarian, interdisciplinary, and international forum to improve knowledge about pain, improve the education of health-care providers, and improve the care of patients. Widely regarded as the Founding Father of Pain Medicine, his passion lead to the incorporation of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) in May 1974. There is a brief synopsis of Dr Bonica’s life and achievements on the IASP website.

Dr Susie Lord

Dr Susie Lord is a Specialist Pain Medicine Physician, leading the Children’s Complex Pain Service, John Hunter Children’s Hospital, and a Conjoint Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle.

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

It is our great pleasure to have Dr Susie Lord 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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