A workshop on Stress, Pain & Recovery by Lester Jones, 5-6 April 2019.

Health professionals are likely to work with patients who experience pain. A simplistic tissue-based view of pain is not adequate for the best patient care especially when the pain is persistent.

This 2-day workshop will allow participants to explore the role and interaction of neural, immune and endocrine systems on pain and recovery.

Profile of the trainer:

Lester Jones is an experienced educator and titled Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) Pain Physiotherapist. Lester has completed comprehensive training. Lester has a degree and postgraduate diploma in behavioural sciences and promotes psychologically-informed clinical practice. In 1999, he became the first physiotherapist to graduate with a Master’s degree of Science in Medicine (Pain Management), from the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Medicine. He is also a qualified educator completing a postgraduate certificate in Teaching and Learning (Higher Education) when he was working in London, UK.

In 2017, Lester was involved in developing resources and delivering pain topics for Psychiatry trainees at the University of Melbourne and has presented pain topics to Midwifery students at Australian Catholic University. He is part of the TEMPO team working to build capacity in General Practitioners to deliver pain management. He previously leads pain topics module at La Trobe University’s Master of Sports and Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy programs. His clinical experience includes working at interdisciplinary pain management clinics and consulting work with survivors of torture. He was the inaugural chair of the APA National Pain Group and is active as the Research Officer for the International Association for the Study of Pain SIG, Pain associated with Torture, Organised Violence and War.

To register, please refer to their Singapore Institute of Technology’s website.

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