Thu, 13 May 2021 08:30:00 GMTThu, 13 May 2021 10:30:00 GMT


St Vincent's Hospital Sydney Pain Clinic Team present 'Deconstructing the patient with persistent pain' Health Professionals Education dinner

TOPIC: Deconstructing the patient with persistent pain.

Primary care clinicians frequently see patients in their practices who struggle with issues of persistent pain often comorbid with personality disorders. This can present diagnostic and therapeutic dilemmas. These patients require an approach that allows them to talk about their pain and feel supported while simultaneously being nudged to develop a meaningful life alongside their pain. This presentation addresses an approach to accomplish this difficult balancing act to help these patients develop healthy mechanisms for dealing with persistent pain.

SPEAKERS: St Vincent's Hospital Sydney Pain Clinic Team:

  • Dr Raj Anand
  • Dr Jane Wheatley


  • Increase understanding of the bidirectional relationship between persistent pain and personality disorders
  • Better identify patients’ defence mechanisms
  • Develop key skills and knowledge in talking to patients with persistent pain in order to maintain a therapeutic alliance

VENUE: Mercure, 2 Lockyer Street, Goulburn NSW 2580

REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL: Registrations will close Monday 10 May 21. Please advise of any dietary requirements, or for further information contact Annette Anido, Project Coordinator - Chronic Pain, COORDINARE via

Please note that alcohol will not be included with dinner - you are welcome to purchase drinks separately