The Inaugural Monash University School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (SPHPM) Best Practice in Chronic Pain Medication Management Day Conference
Our long-term vision is to reduce the burden of chronic pain in older Australians by developing strategies for better analgesic medication management. Use of opioid analgesics in the USA has emerged as a major public health and social problem, which highlights the challenges associated with managing chronic pain. As Australia’s population ages, the prevalence of chronic pain is projected to increase, yet there is limited clinical evidence to inform the safe and effective long-term use of analgesics in older populations.
The aim of this Day Conference is to understand how analgesics are currently being used in older Australians with chronic pain and begin working towards developing a targeted and prioritised research agenda to address knowledge and research gaps.
Registration: 8.45am - 9.00am
Duration: 9.00am - 4.30pm
Catering: Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea included
Analgesic medication management in older Australians with chronic pain:
Session 1: Analgesic Overview
Session 2: Current Practice and Associated Challenges
Session 3: Knowledge and Research Gaps
Session 4: Working towards developing a targeted and prioritised research agenda to address knowledge and research gaps