Shades of Pain & Trauma - 2024 PNA Professional Day
Oct 18

Shades of Pain & Trauma - 2024 PNA Professional Day

by Pain Nurses Australia
$180.00 - $210.00
Date & Time
18 October 2024 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Timezone
(UTC+10:00) Australia/Queensland

Registrations Close
18 October 2024 8:30 AM

Pain Nurses Australia invites you to submit an academic poster for display at the upcoming Professional Day Poster abstracts must be no more than 300 words. Please include an introduction/purpose, methods, results and conclusions or introduction, main body and conclusion on your topic. Suggested topics include pain and trauma, pain management, pain education, nursing management of pain, or choose your own.

Key dates:

  • 16 August Abstract submission due to c.johnston-devin@cqu.edu.au
  • 19 August Authors advised of outcome along with proposed template
  • 30 August Authors to confirm attendance
  • 30 September Authors registrations due

Download the Poster presentation information leaflet

As the Alternate/Acting Chairperson of Pain Nurses Australia I am excited to bring you our 2024 Pain Nurses Australia Professional Day, Shades of Pain & Trauma. This educational opportunity is guaranteed to pique the interest of all clinicians who work in the realms of pain, trauma and post traumatic events. Our committee are very proud of the line-up of presenters we have secured. Check out the programme here.

As far as venues go, South Brisbane is a gift! Why not gather your work colleagues and make a weekend of it?
I look forward to seeing you all there.

Belinda Mikaelian

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Date: Friday 18th October 2024

Time: 8:30AM - 4:00PM

Venue: Rydges South Bank, 9 Glenelg St, South Brisbane, QLD

Cost: 

  • $160 for Pain Nurses Australia members
  • $210 for Non-members

Early Bird Cost: (Registrations before September 1st 2024)

  • $130 for Pain Nurses Australia members
  • $180 for Non-members

Online attendance:

For healthcare professionals unable to attend face to face, we are pleased to offer a live stream of the event:

  • $160 for members
  • $210 for non-members

Note: due to the additional cost of live streaming the event, we are unable to offer early bird discounts on online attendance tickets.

Non-members can join PNA for the 2023 membership year (A$60) and then register for the event at A$130. Find out more and join PNA

Ms. Geraldine Griffiths

08:30 - 08:40

Ms. Geraldine Griffiths

APMS Clinical Nurse, WBHHS

Housekeeping

APS President Ms. Joyce McSwan

08:40 - 09:00

APS President Ms. Joyce McSwan

PainWISE Founder / GCPHN Persistent Pain Clinical Director/ Innovator / Educator / Leadership / Researcher / Advocate in Pain Management

 

Opening address & APS Global vision for 2024/25

Dr. Leigh White

09:00 - 09:30

Dr. Leigh White
FANZCA; M.B.B.S; BSc(Hons)

Consultant Anaesthetist, Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service

 

Regional Blocks for Chest Trauma

09:30-09:35

Gold Sponsor Presentation
Dr. Gunjeet Minhas

09:35 - 10:05

Dr. Gunjeet Minhas
FAFRM (RACP), FFPMANZCA

Specialist Pain Medicine Physician and Rehabilitation Physician

 

The role of lignocaine infusions in persistent pain

10:05-10:10

Gold Sponsor Presentation
Morning Tea

10:25-10:30

Gold Sponsor Presentation
Adj. Prof. Fellow Paul J Stevenson

10:30 - 11:20

Adj. Prof. Fellow Paul J. Stevenson
OAM, UNAA. CSW. BA (Mus) Dip Psych, MOA, MAAETS, MAPS, MAIA, MCGAT. MUNAA. Fellow AAPI & ACCP

Traumatologist

 

Keynote Speaker: The underlying biopsychological trauma

11:20-11:25

Gold Sponsor Presentation
Ms. Melanie Proper

11:25 - 12:05

Ms. Melanie Proper
 

Nurse Practitioner RBWH

 

Trauma patients and opioid requirements, what the data tells us

Nicole Pope

12:05 - 12:35

Dr. Nicole Pope
PhD, RN, MPhil, GradDip Paed Nursing

Pain in Child Health (PICH) Post-Doctoral Fellow
Child Health Evaluative Services, Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children

 

Power over pain portal for parents: understanding the needs of parents caring for youth with chronic pain

12:35-12:40

Gold Sponsor Presentation
Lunch
Assoc. Prof. Susan Evans

13:30 - 14:10

Assoc. Prof. Susan Evans
MBBS FRACOG FFPMANZCA

Gynaecologist and Pain Medicine Physician; Chair and Founder, Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia; CEO, Alyra Biotech; Author

 

Pelvic pain flares in the Emergency Department

Dr. Bhavik Patel

14:10 - 14:40

Dr. Bhavik Patel
FRACS, M.B.B.S

Consultant Surgeon for Acute Care (emergency) and Trauma Surgery at Gold Coast University Hospital

Surgical Stabilisation of rib fractures

Ms Sharlene Wilson

14:40 - 15:10

Ms. Sharlene Wilson

Neurolinguistic programming, mindfulness and life coaching

Dr. Colleen Johnston-Devin

15:10 - 15:45

Dr. Colleen Johnston-Devin
RN, BN(post reg), GCAdv Paed Nurs, GCTAE, PhD

Senior Lecturer at CQUniversity

 

Patient education strategies to aid trauma reduction with newly diagnosed CRPS

PNA AGM

Accommodation is available at Rydges, South Bank. There are a few other options nearby.

If you would like travel booking assistance, you can contact the friendly and very helpful travel agent, Trish Clowes.

Email: Trish.clowes@travelmanagers.com or Ph: 0424 196 546. Trish can help find discounted accommodation for small (2 to 4) to medium (10) groups.

Parking

Parking is available at Southbank - flat rate $35 (early bird discounts may apply) or Rydges Valet Parking $55 per night

Public Transport

Train and bus services to the venue are available.

What to do

Rydges is right on Southbank with plenty of eateries, shops and Friday/Saturday markets nearby.

APS President Ms. Joyce McSwan
APS President Ms. Joyce McSwan
BPharm FPS Cert IV TAE
Gold Coast Primary Health Network Persistent Pain Program QLD and PainWISE

Joyce is a multi-award winning clinical pharmacist and educator within the field of pain management. She is the Clinical Director of the Gold Coast Primary Health Network ‘Turning Pain into Gain’ program and Managing Director of PainWISE. Her contributions in the field of persistent pain has been recognised through awards and collaborative industry partnerships with Griffith University, Bond University, Painaustralia, Australian Pain Society, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and the Pain Management Research Institute. In 2021, Joyce was appointed the Principal Continuing Professional Development Director of the Australian Health Practitioners Advisory Solutions. She was also awarded her Fellowship by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia in 2021. Her expertise lies in innovative health pathway design, piloting and implementing models of care within the primary care setting utilising mixed funding models to optimise pain management and chronic disease management.

Dr. Bhavik Patel
Dr. Bhavik Patel
FRACS, M.B.B.S
Consultant Surgeon for Acute Care (emergency) and Trauma Surgery at Gold Coast University Hospital

Dr Patel is a Consultant Surgeon for Acute Care (emergency) and Trauma Surgery at Gold Coast University Hospital and Consultant Surgeon for Acute Care (emergency) Surgery at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital. After finishing his Medical Degree (M.B.B.S) and Masters of General Surgery(M.S) in Mumbai, India, Dr Patel moved to Australia and completed his Masters in Research(M.phil)from University of Queensland followed by general surgery fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) at various public hospitals in Queensland but predominantly at the Royal Brisbane and Woman’s Hospital in 2017. During this time, he gained experience in all subspecialties of general surgery namely Breast and Endocrine, Hepatobiliary pancreatic, Colorectal and Burns surgery, with special interest in Acute Care (Emergency) and Trauma surgery. He has also worked as a Visiting Surgeon at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Centre, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA. Dr Patel’s current practice involves all aspects of acute care general surgery and trauma surgery.

Dr. Gunjeet Minhas
Dr. Gunjeet Minhas
FAFRM (RACP), FFPMANZCA
Specialist Pain Medicine Physician and Rehabilitation Physician

Dr Minhas completed medical school at the University of Queensland with specialist training completed throughout Queensland. Further specialist training at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Professor Tess Cramond Multidisciplinary Pain Centre (PTCMPC) into assessment and management of complex pain conditions including cancer-related and spinal pain and traumatic pain such as CRPS, spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury. This usually includes a rehabilitative, healthy-lifestyle approach but can also include minimally invasive percutaneous techniques using image guidance.
In addition to private practice Dr Minhas is a Staff Specialist at the PTCMPC where he is heavily involved in Junior Doctor training and regularly lectures specialists and trainees in the other disciplines. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland.
Dr Minhas can provide additional consultation in Punjabi

Adj. Prof. Fellow Paul J Stevenson
Adj. Prof. Fellow Paul J Stevenson
OAM. UNAA. CSW BA (Mus) Dip Psy. MOP. MAAETS. MAPS. MAIA. MCCAT. MUNAA. Fellow AAPI. Fellow ACCP
Owner Specialist Services – Traumatologist – Psychologist

Adj. Prof. Fellow Paul J. Stevenson OAM. UNAA. is an accredited Traumatologist with the International Green Cross Academy of Traumatology. He is also a registered Psychologist in Australia with over 50 years experience in the Human Services Industry, both to the private and public sectors, and holds a Masters Degree in Organisational Psychology.
Over the past thirty (30) years, he has specialised in the clinical treatment of victims of trauma, and the strategic design and evaluation of Disaster Management interventions.
Paul has authored and published four books: Postcards from Ground Zero on the subject of International Disaster Management and Trauma Psychology; Are We There Yet? on Strategic Planning; Best Practice for Human Services a manager’s guide; and It’s all Good on relaxation and meditation (compact disc).

Ms. Melanie Proper
Ms. Melanie Proper
 
Nurse Practitioner, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital

Melanie Proper is a Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years experience in pain management in the tertiary, aged care and private settings. Melanie currently practices at the RBWH, visits nursing homes for Tricare and Prescare and has a small private practice in Brisbane’s North. Melanie is passionate about individualised holistic care with an emphasis on patient education and empowerment. She has an interest in delirium, pain and associate behaviour in dementia clients. Melanie is an Adjunct Lecturer for QUT and a member of the ACNP and APS. She is the convener and president of the Focus on Pain Group QLD and the chair of the ACNP QLD chapter. She is also on the QLD Mandatory Monitoring Working Group

Nicole Pope
Dr. Nicole Pope
PhD, RN, MPhil, GradDip Paed Nursing
Pain in Child Health (PICH) Post-Doctoral Fellow
Child Health Evaluative Services, Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children

Nicole is an early career nurse clinician scientist with an interest in digital health technologies. Her doctoral research program was the first to examine the role of electronic medical records and patient portal systems in hospitalized children’s pain. Findings set out actionable recommendations for future clinical practice, research, and policy to ensure continued progress in digital health technologies to improve pain outcomes for children and their families.
Nicole is a Pain in Child Health Postdoctoral fellow and is leveraging her expertise in digital health technologies and expanding into new digital health platforms and at-risk populations. She has partnered with international and national collaborators and diverse parent partners to lead a research program to inform the development, implementation, and evaluation of parent-oriented interventions integrated into the Power over Pain Portal addressing the psychological health, well-being, and parenting needs of parents of children with Chronic Pain. She is also leading a multi-site study exploring the use of virtual reality in paediatric chronic pain clinics in Australia.
Nicole is a Lecturer at the University of Melbourne and a post-doctoral fellow at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada. She is also an honorary at the Royal Children's Hospital and the Murdoch Children's

Assoc. Prof. Susan Evans
Assoc. Prof. Susan Evans
MBBS FRACOG FFPMANZCA
Gynaecologist, Researcher, Pain Medicine Physician, Advocate in pelvic pain for over 20 years.

As a gynaecologist, laparoscopic surgeon and pain physician, A/Prof Susan Evans saw the difficulties girls and women with pain suffered, and the lack of co-ordinated, effective services to help them.
Since then, her work has focussed on addressing the wide range of issues that reduce the ability of girls, women and men with pelvic pain to live to their full potential. This has involved PhD research into the lived experience and neuroimmune causes of period pain, pelvic pain and endometriosis, Co-founding the Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia, co-developing the Periods, Pain and Endometriosis (PPEP Talk) Schools Program, and her current work with Alyra Biotech developing innovative new treatments for pelvic pain.
Dr Evans is a Springboard Enterprise 2020 Life Science Alum, Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and an Advisory Group Member for Australia’s National Endometriosis Action Plan.
In 2023 she was a finalist for South Australian of the Year

Ms. Sharlene Wilson
Ms. Sharlene Wilson
 
TBC

Sharlene Wilson is a highly experienced and dedicated nurse with over 30 years of training and work in the field. Her extensive career has taken her across borders and overseas , allowing her to gain valuable experience internationally in Canada, interstate and remote areas across Australia.
Throughout her career, Sharlene has specialized in various areas of nursing, including ICU, cardiology ORS, medical surgical and clinical coaching.
In addition to her nursing qualifications, Sharlene has also pursued further education to enhance her skills in teaching and coaching. She holds a Masters in Education, which has equipped her with the necessary tools to effectively educate and mentor aspiring nurses. Furthermore, she is a Master practitioner in NLP, hypnosis, mind performance training, life coaching, and meditation teaching. These additional qualifications highlight her commitment to holistic patient care and her desire to support individuals in achieving their full potential.

Dr. Leigh White
Dr. Leigh White
FANZCA; M.B.B.S; BSc(Hons)
Consultant Anaesthetist, Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service

Dr White currently works as a Consultant Anaesthetist at the Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (Queensland Health). Leigh does research in Anaesthesia and Critical Care.

Dr. Colleen Johnston-Devin
Dr. Colleen Johnston-Devin
RN, BN(post reg), GCAdv Paed Nurs, GCTAE, PhD
Senior Lecturer at CQUniversity

Dr Colleen Johnston-Devin is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Sciences at CQUniversity, currently teaching research units into the Master of Clinical Nursing. Prior to moving into academia, Colleen had extensive clinical and research experience encompassing varied settings within Universities, Hospitals, Aged Care Facilities, and the community across Australia including cities, regional and rural areas. Her strong community, industry and consumer links are reflected in the diverse interdisciplinary research teams she works with and translation of findings into practice. Colleens’ research profile includes persistent pain, scholarship, chronic condition self-management, ageing, lived experience, person centred care and research methods. Colleens’ career goal is to improve the chronic pain experience for people by a) enabling people with chronic pain to self-manage and, b) to positively impact pain education received by health professional students.

 

Event Type
Face to Face Event
Accreditation Available
5 CPD points
Event Location
Rydges South Bank
9 Glenelg Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101
Contact Details
Ms Geraldine Griffiths
Geraldine.Griffiths@health.qld.gov.au

Monday 14th Oct 2024 - Wednesday 16th Oct 2024
Friday 18th Oct 2024 - Sunday 20th Oct 2024