Námskeið: Understanding Pain: From Biology to Care, Part 1

Lorimer Moseley PhD

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  • Dagsetning:
    17. febrúar 2018 - 18. febrúar 2018
  • Staðsetning: Grand Hótel Reykjavík
  • Tími:
    08:30 - 17:00
  • Bókunartímabil:
    17. ágúst 2017 - 11. febrúar 2018
  • Leiðbeinandi:
    Lorimer Moseley PhD
  • Almennt verð:
    78.000 kr.
  • Fagdeild verð:
    65.000 kr.

Leiðbeinandi: Lorimer Moseley Ph.D

This two-day introductory course covers biological mechanisms that underpin pain and their relevance to clinical practice. The first day covers paradigms of pain, conceptual models for understanding the complex psychoneurobiology of pain and the dynamic relationships between injury, inflammation, nociception, pain and disability. Participants are introduced to concepts such as modulatory and action neurotags, will compare and contrast our understanding of movement and perception, and will practice applying modern pain science to clinical care scenarios.

The second day covers the biology of persistent pain and its implications for care. Participants will gain an understanding of central sensitisation, cortical upregulation and the importance of neuroimmune processes in pain and recovery. Participants will be introduced to the conceptual change pathway, from metaphors and stories to biological concepts and management implications. An emphasis will be placed on really understanding modern pain biology so as to enable its integration with clinical practice. This course will be of great use to anyone wanting to understand modern pain concepts and a must for people who treat patients with chronic pain.


After this course, it is hoped that you will:

  1. Understand the history of the structural pathology model of pain and the evidence underpinning it.
  2. Understand why the structural pathology model of pain is not longer supported by scientific evidence.
  3. Understand a new conceptualisation of pain as a conscious protective mechanism associated with the implicit perception of threat to body tissue.
  4. Understand the scientific evidence underpinning this conceptualisation.
  5. Understand the difference between nociception and pain.
  6. Understand the neurobiological processes that underpin nociception (i) in the periphery and (ii) in the spinal cord.
  7. Understand the conceptual neurobiology that underpins pain.
  8. Understand the biology, conceptual and functional significance of peripheral sensitisation, central sensitisation and cortical sensitivity.

Key texts:

Butler, DS & Moseley GL 2013 Explain Pain. NOIgroup publications, Adelaide.


Moseley, GL 2007 Painful Yarns. Metaphors and stories to help understand the biology of pain. Dancing Giraffe Press, Canberra.




Lorimer is Professor of Clinical Neurosciences and Foundation Chair in Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia, the youngest Chair in Medical or Allied Health in Australia. He has over 25 years of clinical experience with patients with chronic pain. He has a PhD from the University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine, has held research positions at the University of Queensland and the University of Oxford, UK, and now leads a team of 30 clinical and basic scientists who make up the Body in Mind research group. The group undertakes human systems research that investigates the role of the brain and mind in the development, maintenance and treatment of chronic pain. His early research focused on the use of detailed psychoeducation approaches to treat people with chronic pain and pioneered the idea of ‘Explaining pain', otherwise known as ‘Therapeutic Neuroscience Education' or ‘Pain biology education'. He co-authored, with David Butler, the key text, Explain Pain, which has now been published in several languages. In 2007, he received the IASP's most prestigious award for clinical science. In 2011 he was made a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists; in 2012 he received the most prestigious Australian award for Innovation in Medical or Health Research and was runner up in the Science Minister's Prize for Outstanding Research in the Life Sciences; in 2014, he was made Principal Research Fellow with the National Health Medical Research Council of Australia, and an Honoured Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, its highest honour. He has written 230 papers, four books and numerous book chapters on chronic pain and rehabilitation. His research is cited in guidelines internationally and his articles have been downloaded 32,000 times on ResearchGate alone, placing him in the top 0.2% of all scientists internationally. His research group's outreach activities include articles in The Conversation that have attracted over 1.5million reads, and BodyinMind.org, the most influential web/social media presence in the life sciences.


For a full list of papers, see https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lorimer_Moseley2


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