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IASP Pain Research Forum Seminar – Pain Education for People with Low Back Pain: Where Are We Heading? 

Editor’s Note: This seminar is the latest event in a series of seminars launched in May 2020 to help keep the pain research community connected during the COVID-19 pandemic and to provide all members of that community with virtual educational opportunities. The seminar series is supported by the Center for Advanced Pain Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas, US.

The IASP Pain Research Forum hosted a seminar with James McAuley, PhD, University of New South Wales and Neuroscience Research Australia, Sydney, Australia, on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (Thursday, January 28, 2021, from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT). A Q&A session moderated by Adrian Traeger, PhD, University of Sydney, Australia, followed the presentation.

Here is an abstract from the presenter
Educating patients about their pain is an important part of clinical management. Over the last 15 years, pain education has evolved to become a stand-alone intervention, sometimes called Explain Pain, Pain Neuroscience Education or Pain Biology Education. Although commonly used in clinical practice, there is some uncertainty whether pain education is effective, and if it is, for whom? This talk will use data from a recently published randomised controlled trial of pain education for acute low back pain to understand how clinicians might optimise the effects of pain education.