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.
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Events for the public
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 https://otago.zoom.us/j/326254470
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 www.scifest.org.nz
The power of the mind in controlling pain - 8 July 2018
As 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.