International Symposium for Paediatric Pain 2017
Chris and Steve travelled to Kuala Lumpur to check out a conference organised by the Children’s Special Interest Group of the International Association for the Study of Pain. Along with Zoe Michaleff from Keele University, UK, they ran a workshop aimed at stimulating discussion about the role pain has in the broad picture of children’s health. They presented epidemiological work Centre members have been involved with and facilitated a group discussion with the audience members including clinicians and researchers about practice and research directions. Over the course of the conference and the workshop two specific things became clear: one, clinicians and researchers in the paediatric field recognise that musculoskeletal pain is a problem, and two, there is a void when it comes to research that informs how to best coordinate primary care and public health services to address childhood musculoskeletal pain.
It is a situation the Centre for Pain, Health and Lifestyle is advancing through research-practice partnerships!