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OA webinar: Endogenous Pain Modulation: Mechanisms and Assessment

OA webinar: Endogenous Pain Modulation: Mechanisms and Assessment
  • Webinar
CPD 1.5
(inclusive of GST)
Free for members
Date 14 Dec 2016
Time 7.30pm - 9.00pm
Address Online webinar
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Course Description

Presenter: Philip Austin, B.Sc (Hons) Ost, PGDO, M.Sc (Pain Management), Ph.D (Pain Medicine)

This presentation first describes mechanisms associated with central sensitisation and pain modulation. The lecture then focuses on descending pain modulation, specifically those associated with the pain inhibits pain paradigm first defined by Le Bars in 1979. Lastly, Phil will present his research group’s work, specifically the development of a self-reporting assessment tool that both measures levels of endogenous pain modulation.

This is a repeat session from Osteopathy Conference in October.

About presenter:

Phil has worked as an osteopath in the UK, NZ, Sweden and Australia. He has also worked as lecturer at the European School of Osteopathy and as a regular guest lecturer in Europe and New Zealand. Over the past 9 years Phil as combined his clinical work with research in pain medicine at the University of Edinburgh gaining an MSc and PhD that focused on visceral pain and functional GI disorders.

Phil works as a postdoctoral researcher at Greenwich hospital where he is presently investigating the effects of chronic pain disorders on endogenous pain modulation and the development of an assessment tool that may help to determine levels of internal pain modulation in people with chronic pain. He has also recently completed several palliative care studies investigating the recognition of spiritual needs in end of life care settings which are presently submitted for publication.

Phil is also an honorary clinical tutor on the MSc (clinical management of pain) at the University of Edinburgh, a member of the Australian Osteopath Accreditation Council and a leader in the Chronic Pain Clinical Pain Practice Group.

Registration Details

Phone 02 9410 0099
OA webinar: Endogenous Pain Modulation: Mechanisms and Assessment