The 5th Vital Sign: Pain Management in the Cancer Patient Workshop

This workshop is ideally suited to general practitioners, perioperative physicians, anaesthetists and pain specialists who seek an update on evidence-based management of acute pain in the perioperative setting. We will also highlight the latest research aimed at reducing the transition of acute pain to subacute and chronic pain and its associated morbidity.

This workshop will run coincide with the Plan-4-Surgery: Advance Care Planning (ACP) for the Perioperative Physician Workshop

Saturday, November 12th 2016 Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre,
Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre,

This workshop is designed to follow a patient with cancer from hospital admission to end of life and cover the pain management requirements during this period. This workshop features experienced pain and palliative medicine specialists giving overviews of the different complexities of pain management from settings as diverse as hospital acute pain management to the interactions between pain specialists and palliative medicine specialists.

The particular areas of focus are pain at end of life, interventional pain management and where it fits in the cancer journey, prevention of the transition from acute to chronic pain and treatment of inpatient acute pain.

Participants will hear from leading experts in Pain management and Palliative Care including Professor Paul Glare from Sydney and formerly New York, A/Professors Malcolm Hogg and Brian Le from the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Dr Diarmuid McCoy from Pain Matrix, Geelong. These speakers and other specialists from multiple disciplines will share their wealth of knowledge on the evidence, current strategies and future directions of pain management in the cancer patient.

This workshop based day will follow the time line from in patient hospital admission to end of life care. The morning session will predominantly focus on the in-patient setting whilst the afternoon will cover the chronic pain and palliative care settings. Plenary speakers in the morning include A/Prof Malcolm Hogg and in the afternoon Professors Paul Glare.

This workshop day will be of interest to all members of the multidisciplinary team managing cancer pain from in patient ward care to interventional pain management and from hospital to palliative care settings. All disciplines of medical, nursing and allied health are welcome to attend and will find this day stimulating and rewarding for improving the pain management of the patient with cancer.

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