VIC Branch Event - Chronic Pain: Medication and Communication

6:30pm Friday, 14 June 2019
8:00pm Friday, 14 June 2019
Branch CPD Event
St John of God Bendigo Hospital, Atrium Meeting Room
133-145 Lily St
Bendigo, Victoria 3550

Join us for a regional event on pain management and communication skills. Hear from two specialist speakers on acute and chronic pain, with insights into the new ANZCA opioid prescribing recomendations, and how to communicate effectively with your chronic pain patients  

Learning objectives:

  • Identify different methods of communicating with complex patients 
  • Recognise different scenarios that can arise during conversations with complex patients
  • Identify differences of opinion amongst healthcare professionals 
  • Apply methods to improve their communication with complex patients
  • Improve communication skills to improve the outcome of difficult conversations 
  • Develop skills in managing patient expectations 
  • Describe how prescribing of opioids should differ with acute pain versus chronic pain
  • Describe the risks associated with using slow-release opioids for acute pain
  • Summarise the background, rationale and practice points outlined in the ANZCA Position Statement on the Use of Slow-Release Opioid Preparations in the Treatment of Acute Pain


  • Member: Free - please register below, to ensure you are not charged. Enter your email address and select lookup, the discount will then be applied
  • Non-member: $50.00

*Refreshments provided at 6:30pm, presentation begins at 7:00pm*

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$50.00 *
$50.00 *
* Price includes GST where applicable

Contact Information

Additional Information


Dr Kim Hattingh - Specialist Pain Physician, Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, 2000, Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery, South Africa, 2000, Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Australia, 2000, Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australia, 2014,

Rd Faraz Jeddi - Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery, University of Karachi, Pakistan, 1996

Competency Standards:

  • Standard 2.1.1 Respect the personal characteristics, rights, preferences, values, beliefs, needs and cultural and linguistic diversity of patients and other clients, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Standard 2.2.2 Engage in teamwork and consultation
  • Standard 2.3.1 Use appropriate communication skills
  • Standard 2.4.1 Analyse the problem or issue to be addressed and the possible solutions
  • Standard 2.4.2 Engage with others as appropriate to resolve the identified problem or issue
  • Standard 3.5.1 Review trends in medicine use
  • Standard 3.5.2 Promote evidence-based medicine use


This activity has been accredited for 1.5 hours of Group-1 CPD (or 1.5 CPD credits), suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. The accreditation number is S2019/33.

National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2016