Event details:

Title: Chronic, persistent non-cancer pain: managing it and having tricky conversations about opioids
Date: Tuesday 10 November 2020
Time: 7.00pm - 8.30pm
Where: Zoom Webinar- dial in from your PC/laptop/mobile phone/tablet
Program: 7.00pm-8.15pm presentations | 8.15pm-8.30pm Q&A

Topics | Speakers

  • Pain education as a treatment modality, Ms Alison Sim, Osteopath
  • Managing lower back pain and lumbar spine issues in the elderly,  Mr Girish Nair, Neurosurgeon
  • Managing chronic pain and opioid use, Dr Diarmuid McCoy, Specialist Pain Medicine Physician

Learning Outcomes

  • Use pain education as a treatment modality for patients with chronic pain.
  • Identify which patients are suitable to refer to a pain physician or a neurosurgeon.
  • Recognise when a patient has chronic persistent non-cancer pain, and possible options for treatment.
  • Explain how to have the conversation that opioids are causing harm and what to do next.


  • 3 CPD Activity points

Event Registration

Spaces are limited

Spaces are limited.  Please RSVP by providing the following details and a Zoom webinar link will be sent directly to the email address you provided (if you do not receive a link to your inbox, we suggest checking your Spam and Junk folders).

  • First name and surname
  • RACGP number
  • Practice name
  • Practice suburb and postcode

Please direct your enquiries to [email protected]

Download the event flyer for complete information.