We look forward to sharing the knowledge and expertise of this wonderful National Keynote Speaker line up at the inaugural Virtual Scientific Meeting 2021 of Australian Pain Society.

All speakers will be joining us live for interactive sessions

that will include time for Q&A with delegates.

Emeritus Professor Maree Smith AC

Tuesday 20 April, 10.25 – 10.45am

The somatostatin 4 receptor is a novel target for evoking pain relief in a rat model of chronic mechanical low back pain

Maree Smith AC, is Emeritus Professor and Director of the Centre for Integrated Preclinical Drug Development (CIPDD) in the School of Biomedical Sciences at The University of Queensland. Internationally, she is a leading researcher in biomedical discovery/translation with particular expertise in the novel pain therapeutics field. She is inventor on a patented novel analgesic technology that was licensed to the UQ spin-out company, Spinifex Pharmaceuticals, for commercialization and acquired by Novartis in 2015. Although her focus is on IP-sensitive research, she has maintained an excellent publication output, with 170 publications to date. She has also advised/co-advised 30 PhD students and 50 Research Masters/Honours students to completion, as well as mentored numerous researchers in the past three decades

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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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