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The Changing Landscape of Pain Management

11 November 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Persistent pain or chronic pain is on the rise with 80% of people missing out on care. In this session, discussion will be focused on understanding pain, identification of contributing factors and new ways of managing pain within a multimodal approach. It will be an empowering session, providing insights on how to break the vicious cycle of pain, the utilisation of self-care and self-management strategies to lessen the impact of chronic pain in daily life.

There will be two expert presenters for the Changing Landscape of Pain Management – Joyce McSwan, Managing Director of PainWISE and Helen Pini, Ambassador and Lead Facilitator of the Mackay Branch of the PainWISE Community Pain Support Group.  Joyce will explain the science of how we experience pain, the impact to those living with immunodeficiency and selfcare tips that can be considered. Helen will share about the success of the recently launched PainWISE Community Pain Support Group, the incredible impact it has had on the community in reducing social isolation and improving self-management tools. Helen will also share about the experience of one of PainWISE members who also lives with immunodeficiency and their learnings since commencing in the PainWISE program.

Register in advance for this webinar here >> https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kB10C3kjQJKpe-FGzquFpQ

Please note: All event times are in AEST. If you live in a different time zone please check the time for your region.


Joyce McSwan

Joyce McSwan – Founder and Managing Director, PainWISE 

Joyce is a multi-award winning clinical consultant pharmacist and educator within the field of pain management. She is the Clinical Director of the Gold Coast Primary Health Network ‘Turning Pain into Gain’ program and Managing Director of PainWISE.

Her contributions in the field of persistent pain has been recognised through awards and collaborative industry partnerships with Griffith University, Bond University, Pain Australia, Australian Pain Society, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and the Pain Management Research Institute. She was recently awarded her Fellowship by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and is the President Elect of the Australian Pain Society.

Her expertise lies in innovative health pathway design, piloting and implementing models of care within the primary care setting utilising mixed funding models to optimise pain management and chronic disease management.


Helen Pini – Ambassador, PainWISE 

Helen has been in Administration/HR for over 35 years with vast and diverse experience in Pharmacy, Environmental, Building and Mining Industries.

Helen’s expertise is in the enhancement of the customer service experience and she is passionate about volunteering. Her skills include network capacity building, stake holder engagement, administrative services and most importantly ensuring meaningful outcomes in all that she engages with.


Online via Zoom
1800 100 198