The Art of Pain

The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, Pain Adelaide and the Australian Network for Art & Technology (ANAT) present The Art of Pain, an exhibition, keynote lecture and panel discussions about the experience and management of chronic pain.

Art Exhibition previously on at Kerry Packer Civic Gallery in South Australia, Australia.
From Tuesday 21 July 2015 to Wednesday 22 July 2015

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Keynote Address: Whiplash – Current Concepts and Future Directions
Professor Michele Sterling in conversation with Professor Lorimer Moseley

Tuesday 21 July 2015, 6.00pm – 7.15pm
Allan Scott Auditorium, Hawke Building, University of South Australia, City West campus

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Proudly supported by the Motor Accident Commission, and in conjunction with the Art of Pain, this evening lecture will focus on whiplash and low back pain.

Professor Sterling is one of the most important experts internationally on neck pain sustained after car accidents. In this evening lecture, Professor Sterling will provide an overview of what is what, what is hot and what is not, in the prevention and management of whiplash associated disorders.

Her lecture will be followed by a more interactive session in which she and Professor Moseley will discuss some of the more perplexing aspects of neck pain and there will be time for questions from the floor.

Morphine and Mindfulness – same room, different windows?
With Professor Mark Hutchinson, Dr Tim Semple, Georgie Davidson and Dr George Khut – Facilitated by Professor Lorimer Moseley

Wednesday 22 July 2015, 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Bradley Forum, Hawke Building level 5, University of South Australia, City West campus

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Morphine-type drugs, called opiates, are commonly prescribed for chronic pain, but they tend to make news headlines for the wrong reasons – addiction, tolerance, accidental overdose. Professor Mark Hutchinson is a world authority on the interactions that opioids have with our brain (nervous system) and “other brain” (central immune system). Mark will explain how these drugs can be so helpful but also problematic and how the opioids we make in our very own ‘drug cabinet in the brain’ might be similar to, and different from, those we can take in a pill or injection.

Dr Tim Semple from the RAH will provide a ‘prescriber’s’ perspective. Tim is a Pain Medicine Specialist and Deputy Head of the RAH Pain Unit. Tim will discuss the use of opioids and mindfulness from his perspective running a public hospital pain clinic. Another hot topic at the moment is the therapeutic technique of mindfulness – even the TV star are getting into that. Georgie Davidson is a physiotherapist, yoga teacher and mindfulness practitioner. She blends her diverse and complimentary skill sets to help people in pain. Georgie will discuss the use of mindfulness in the real world, both as part of clinical practice and as a way of life.

The panel will wrap with a presentation of an applied mindfulness tool, BrightHearts, developed by The Art of Pain exhibiting artist George Poonkhin Khut and staff specialist, Dr Angie Morrow from the Children’s Hospital Westmead.

Playing Tricks With The Mind – Illusion and its affect
With Dr Valeria Bellan, Eugenie Lee and Cat Jones

Wednesday 22 July 2015, 7.00pm – 8.00pm
Bradley Forum, Hawke Building level 5, University of South Australia, City West campus

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Join research fellow Valeria Bellan as she discusses how the processing of tactile and painful stimuli informs multisensory integration and body representation – and in particular how our understanding of our peripersonal space informs our experience of pain. Valeria will be joined by two of The Art of Pain exhibiting artists, Cat Jones and Eugenie Lee, who have both worked alongside her and other researchers at Body in Mind to test how artistic tools and processes concerned with illusion can contribute to this research.