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Pain community outreach

Pain@Otago aims to reduce the impact of pain on an individual, family, and societal level. We intend to engage with our communities to help determine the important research questions, and to widely disseminate our findings for the benefit of the wider community.

Follow news about our theme including research from members and upcoming events on our twitter page

Events for the public

Upcoming events

Pain in Children and Young Adults - 11 July 2018

Date: 11 July,
Time: 6 - 7.30pm,
Venue: St David's Lecture Theatre or Online at

Persistent Pain in children and adolescence is a significant health burden on family and society. It interferes with participation in schooling, sport/leisure activities, and relationship with peers; potentially leading to social isolation and/or loneliness. Research shows that a significant proportion of adolescents report pain and the rates of pain rise steeply from childhood to adolescence.

This panel discussion will highlight recent research in this area and discuss the best treatment approaches, encompassing the holistic experience of pain, for providing support to enhance function, despite having pain. This panel session is proudly part of the New Zealand International Science Festival

Read more about the event and programme

Past events

The power of the mind in controlling pain - 8 July 2018

workshop scieAs part of the New Zealand International Science Festival members of the Pain@Otago hosted a science demonstration on the power of mind in controlling your pain.  We had a great day out at the Wall Street Mall and a fantastic response from the Dunedin community. Folks from 5 to 87 years old learning more about our theme and the power of the mind in pain! 

Pictured right: members of the theme at the event.