21 Nov 2017
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
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Almost one in five GP consultations involves a patient with chronic pain, and more than a third of these report severe, disabling chronic pain. The prevalence of chronic pain rises to one in three people over the age of 65 years and is projected to increase in Australia from 3.2 million adults in 2007 to 5 million adults by 2050. Despite this, chronic and persistent pain remains one of the most misunderstood areas of healthcare.

Registration & Light Dinner: 6:30pm
Program: 7:00pm - 9:00pm


  1. Dr Clayton Thomas, Pain Specialist MBBS FAFRM FFPMANZCA MPH
  2. Dr Benny Monheit, Addiction Medicine Specialist MBBS, FAFPHN, FAChAM, DipRACOG
  3. Dr Ferghal Armstron, GP
  4. Questions and answer panel discussion

Learning outcomes

  1. Implement chronic pain and best practice management approaches
  2. Develop strategies to identify and manage patients who become opioid dependent
  3. Discuss and formulate strategies to reduce opioid-related deaths
  4. Develop and implement a best practice management plan
  5. Locate support and resources available to manage chronic pain in general practice
North West Melbourne Pharmacotherapy Network
M: 0439 436 772
South East Melbourne Pharmacotherapy Network 
M: 0428 785 371

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