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National Pain Week 2018

Monday 23 July – Sunday 29 July


As the national Voice for people living with chronic pain it’s imperative that any decision taken that affects people living with pain must be done in partnership with people in pain.

Here is a preview of what you can expect during this most important week of the year:

National Pain Survey
We asked nearly 1300 Australians living with chronic pain what they wanted from their GP, their pharmacist, the Federal Government and the wider community. We will be announcing the findings during National Pain Week. The survey findings will be officially announced during the launch of National Pain Week on Monday 23 July in Sydney.

Multidisciplinary approach to pain management – Facebook live QandA event
We are convening a Q and A session on Tuesday 24 July attended by key stakeholders will be held in Sydney but live-streamed to your device. National President of Chronic Pain Australia will be representing your voices, and we also have confirmed attendance of the President of the Australian Pain Society and the President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.

Media campaign
Chronic Pain Australia will be hitting the airwaves during National Pain Week, with a dedicated media campaign, to ensure the voice of people living with chronic pain is broadcast to as many Australians as possible. Chronic Pain Australia views the media as a key stakeholder and an integral part of getting our message out there to help reduce the stigma faced by people living with chronic pain.

For more information on any key National Pain Week activities, please contact Chronic Pain Australia Executive Director Benjamin Graham – ben@chronicpainaustralia.org.au