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Pain@Otago Webinar: Persistent pain in refugees and marginalised populations

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

About the topic

physio_alicia emerson 2015Speaker: Alicia J. Emerson, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, FAAOMPT

Persistent pain is an invisible, and often stigmatized, disease disproportionately affecting invisible populations. Marginalized patient populations, without a voice in sociopolitical policies, are at an increased risk for experiencing persistent musculoskeletal pain and receiving non-optimal management. Alicia’s research explores how the geopolitical, historical, and societal spectrum impacts marginalized populations’ experiences with persistent musculoskeletal pain management.

This presentation will highlight 1) the larger sociopolitical factors in the development of persistent pain in refugees and marginalized populations, 2) how the clinical conversation related to persistent pain can be influenced by this spectrum, and 3) potential ideas to increase the awareness of, and minimize the risk for, implicit decisions in the clinical conversation.

Seminar details

Date and Time: Thursday 27 February, 12-1pm (NZ time)

Speaker: Alicia J. Emerson, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, FAAOMPT
Assistant Professor & Director of Clinical Practice- Pro Bono Physical Therapy Clinic, High Point, NC, USA
Doctoral Student, School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago

About Alicia: Dr. Emerson’s research interests include the functional implications of pain processing in the management of musculoskeletal conditions, clinical reasoning, and clinical management in patients with chronic and/or complex presentations, as well as working with underserved or marginalized patient populations. Dr. Emerson has presented nationally and internationally as a noted opinion leader in her field, and has made numerous contributions to or authored a wide array of professional and scholarly articles.

Chair: Professor David Baxter,
Centre For Health, Activity, & Rehabilitation Research, School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago.

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Webinar ID: 959-180-010
Password: 901955

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