New Zealand Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting 2021

New Zealand Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting 2021
Hosted by BIOTech New Zealand.


Pain presents as a common issue across all health settings and disciplines, and leads to significant patient disability and distress. This makes the opportunity to gather and discuss how we understand and treat pain so important. Those who treat pain are confronted with an ever-growing body of information about how best to approach pain management, in the best interest of their patients.

The title of the meeting for 2020 is “Making the Connection : Cortex, Culture and Community.” All of us at some time in our lives will experience pain; for many of us that is a short lived experience and we move on but for around 20% or more of the population that pain continues and can become a disabling, distressing and disrupting experience and frequently a challenging issue for health providers working with people in this situation.

Learning intentions

- The participant will be able to plan how services can be delivered effectively to Tangata Whenua and also to people outside of main centres in areas where Specialists are not available and where access can be a challenge.  
- The participant will be able to discuss, learn, share knowledge, evidence, best practice and debate to assist with providing up to date approaches to this challenging area of health care.
- The participant will be able to identify the best methods of practice for pain treatment and offer the most appropriate approach depending on the patients’ needs.

Anticipated outcomes

- Take learnings back to their practices for the benefits of their patients.
- Learn the latest techniques, strategies, medications, and advice for the management of pain.
- Sharing of knowledge that is shaping pain management now and into the future.

The “The New Zealand Pain Society Inc. Annual Scientific Meeting 2021” activity, has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 16.5 CME credits for the General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.  

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18/03/2021 - 20/03/2021

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