Changing the Way We Think About Pain - Melbourne

Sat 16 Feb 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Metro Pain Group

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Do your patients suffer from chronic pain?

In Australia, it is estimated that around 1 in 5 adults report current chronic pain. Neuropathic pain in particular can be difficult to treat. It has been reported that patients with neuropathic pain have a tendency to suffer and function more poorly when compared to those with chronic nociceptive pain. Neuropathic pain is also associated with impaired quality of life and is often poorly managed. Neuropathic pain management outcomes often are unsatisfactory, partly because the contribution of neuropathy to pain presenting in primary care may be unrecognised.

Learn to recognize and effectively treat mixed pain presentations in this 3-hour seminar from two of Australia’s leading pain physicians and directors of Melbourne’s Metro Pain Group. Understand the latest conservative and interventional treatment strategies, and the referral processes to give your patients the best chance of recovery

Learning Outcomes

• Assessing a patient with chronic pain to establish if they have any red flag conditions
• Outlining the differential diagnosis of chronic neuropathic and nociceptive pain
• Evaluating a number of conservative and interventional strategies to manage chronic pain
• Implementing a referral process for patients with ongoing pain that require additional investigation and referral to a pain clinic.

Course Details

The Changing the Way We Think About Pain event is applicable to Allied Health practitioners with an interest in a deeper understanding of pain. It will include presentations followed by a Q&A session.

The course will run from 9AM to 12PM. Places are limited to 30 attendees. The course can be counted as 3 hours CPD and will include an e-certificate of attendance for your CPD records.

For more information contact Louise Angel, Director of Services and Partnerships on or 9595 6146.


  • Welcome
  • Pain 101 - Dr Dan Bates
  • Advances in Neuropathic Pain Management - Dr Bruce Mitchell
  • Q&A
  • Close

Dr Bruce Mitchell

Sports & Interventional Pain Physician

Dr Bruce Mitchell is a Sports and Interventional Pain Physician and a Director of Metro Pain Group.

He has an extensive sports medicine background, previously working as an AFL club doctor and was the former National President of Sports Medicine Australia. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, and has completed a Masters of Pain Medicine and the International Fellowship of Interventional Pain Practice. He has a special interest in the management of hip, back, pelvic and pelvic girdle pain.

Find further information about Dr Mitchell here.

Dr Dan Bates

BMed BSc (Hons) FACSEP
Sports & Exercise Physician Interventional Pain Medicine

Dr Dan Bates is a Sports and Exercise Physician and Director of Metro Pain Group working in the area of chronic musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain.

He has active research in non medication based treatments of chronic pain including neuromodulation, stem cells and radiofrequency ablation. He is also interested in exercise as medicine and the future potential role of artificial intelligence and virtual reality retraining in chronic pain. He has published randomised control trials in the use of PRP in osteoarthritis, and co-authored papers on stem cells, and novel diagnostic tests in hip pain.

Find further information about Dr Bates here.