Future Shakers Pain Futures Summit
TYPE: SPECIAL EVENT
WHEN: 8:30AM-6PM – 22 Feb 2024
COST: Starts at $60 for virtual attendees and $160 for in person attendees
TICKETS: Register Now
VENUE: 107 South Eveleigh
A new national event focussed on creating better outcomes for people in pain featuring keynotes like Tara Moss, Carly Findlay AO, and Giulia Jones from Painaustralia, multidisciplinary care experts, policy and advocacy leaders and people with lived experience
Event producers Stronger Ground are launching a new annual national event, Pain Futures Summit, to be held on Thursday November 16th at 107 South Eveleigh, Sydney to amplify and support positive change efforts in the pain care and pain related policy landscape. The event will form part of their Future Shakers series, exploring disruptive positive shifts in our society and how we relate to the world, the shake-ups humanity needs to get on a better track.
According to Painaustralia, 1 in 5 people live in pain every day, impacting around 3.6 million Australians. Finding ongoing, accessible, affordable and appropriate pain support is a challenging undertaking. In 2023, only $2.5 million dollars of Federal health funding was devoted to addressing the service gaps in National Pain Strategy implementation. Painaustralia and Deloitte’s 2018 study into the annual national economic burden of pain valued it at around $80 billion dollars a year.
Alicia Boyd, Stronger Ground's lead producer has lived in constant chronic pain since birth and has been moved to develop a one day national summit bringing together a diverse and balanced discussion around pain related policy and pain management practice. Presenters will include representatives from Painaustralia, Chronic Pain Australia, Australian Pain Society, Australian Pain Management Association, Purple Bucket Foundation, multidisciplinary pain care specialists and of course a diverse range of people with a lived experience of pain.
Our opening keynote speaker, Tara Moss, Pain Champion, Painaustralia and Canadian Pain Society and Bestselling Author frames the urgency of the discussion well:
‘We need better funding, better pain treatment and solutions, and the stigma and issues around pain and invisible disabilities needs to shift. There is an urgent need for a mental and cultural shift around pain and pain sufferers.’