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Neuromodulation Society of Australia and New Zealand (NSANZ) Notice of Annual General Meeting 2020

Start/end date: 15/12/2020 - 15/12/2020 Location: Zoom Meeting

The Neuromodulation Society of Australia and New Zealand (NSANZ) Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at 7.00pm (AESTD) on Tuesday 15 December via Zoom Videconference (details provided upon registration).


Start/end date: 14/11/2020 - 15/11/2020 Location: Online – virtual meeting

PAIN2020 is a virtual meeting that will take place from 14-15 November 2020. Join us online to engage in the high calibre and contemporary program, enhanced for a virtual platform. Virtual registrations allow for full access to all sessions live and one-month post-conference, and includes complimentary access to the afternoon workshops. Virtual networking opportunities are also available.

PAIN2020 will be the only conference on pain management this year allowing medical education to continue and CPD points to be gained through this pandemic.

All profit from the meeting will be donated to healthcare societies supporting research and outreach efforts such as Painaustralia, the Australian Pain Society, the Faculty of Pain Medicine and the Neuromodulation Society of Australia & New Zealand.

We look forward to meeting with you virtually.

More information available at or @PAIN2020SYD on Twitter.

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Macquarie University, Sydney

NSANZ Cadaver Workshop 2019

Start/end date: 25/05/2019 - 25/05/2019 Location: Macquarie University, Sydney

NSANZ is hosting the 14th International Neuromodulation Society (INS) Congress in Sydney from the 25 – 30 May 2019. In association with the Congress, NSANZ is pleased to offer a pre-congress hands-on Cadaver Workshop on Radiofrequency Procedures. The workshop will be held on Saturday 25 May 2019 at Macquarie University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

The clinical program will address hands-on aspects of radiofrequency (RF) interventional pain procedures. It will support those starting out but also cater for the more experienced interventional physician.

The NSANZ Cadaver Workshop will focus on the radiofrequency ablation technique of the spine (lumbar, thoracic, cervical), pelvic and sacroiliac joint. Radiofrequency technique for craniofacial pain, hip and knee along with sympathetic plexus will also be demonstrated. The hands-on workshop will feature conventional RF, Pulsed RF, Cooled RF and Bipolar RF technique.

The panel of educators will include NSANZ Executive Board members: Dr Richard Sullivan, Dr Nick Christelis, Dr Murray Taverner, Dr Phil Finch and Dr James Yu.

At the 2019 workshop, additional faculty with extensive experience in RF technology will be joining the panel: Dr Lewis Holford, Dr Peter Georgius, Dr Romil Jain, Dr KE Khor and Dr Dan Bates and Dr Rob Wright.

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International Convention Centre, Sydney, NSW

2018 Neuromodulation Society of Australia and New Zealand 13th Annual Scientific Meeting (NSANZ 2018)

Start/end date: 06/04/2018 - 08/04/2018 Location: International Convention Centre, Sydney, NSW

On behalf of the Neuromodulation Society of Australia and New Zealand (NSANZ), I extend a warm invitation to doctors and allied health members to join us as at the 2018 Neuromodulation Society of Australia and New Zealand 13th Annual Scientific Meeting, 7 – 8 April 2018, being held at the International Convention Centre, Sydney.

The meeting program will be led by a number of esteemed international and national guest speakers including Professor Julie Pilitsis from Albany Medical College, Albany, New York, USA and Professor Frank Huygen from the University Hospital Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Between them they have over 250 publications and have contributed significantly to neuromodulation. They bring expertise in both spinal cord, dorsal root ganglion, peripheral nerve and deep brain stimulation as well as advanced management of complex regional pain syndrome and evidence based medicine.  To view the full program, please click here.

The theme for this year’s meeting is Neuromodulation – Delivering on Patient Outcomes and we look forward to welcoming you to this successful, world–class gathering.

Further to this, I am excited to confirm a Cadaver Pre-Conference Workshop will be held on Friday 6 April. The program will include theoretical and practical sessions and is specifically designed to serve both pain physicians and surgeons starting out in neurostimulation as well as the more experienced clinicians. For further information please click here.

We look forward to welcoming you to Sydney in April.

Dr Richard Sullivan, NSANZ President and National Chapter President Australia INS

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Adelaide Convention Centre

2017 Neuromodulation Society of Australia and New Zealand 12th Annual Scientific Meeting (NSANZ 2017)

Start/end date: 08/04/2017 - 09/04/2017 Location: Adelaide Convention Centre, SA

The Executive and Scientific Program Committee of the Neuromodulation Society of Australia and New Zealand is pleased to invite you to attend the NSANZ 12th Annual Scientific Meeting being held at the Adelaide Convention Centre, SA from 8 – 9 April 2017. The 2017 overarching theme ‘Mechanisms of Action’ will be explored by an exciting line up of International speakers led by Dr Elliot Krames.

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Pert Exhib Centre

2016 Neuromodulation Society of Australia and New Zealand 11th Annual Scientific Meeting (NSANZ 2016)

Start/end date: 12/03/2016 - 13/03/2016 Location: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, QA

The President, Executive and Scientific Committee of the Neuromodulation Society of Australia and New Zealand welcomes you to the 11th Annual Scientific Meeting, to be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from Saturday 12 – Sunday 13 March 2016.  The theme for this meeting is Neuromodulation: Mainstream Medicine, this meeting continues to explore the diversifying science and therapeutic applications of neuromdulation in pain and other applications.

We are very pleased to be hosting an exciting and enticing group of international and local invited speakers and expect this to be our best meeting yet. We will hear from our esteemed guest speakers about landmark research including recent pivotal studies from the US that are evolving the quality of evidence in this space.

In addition to the usual high quality plenary lectures we will be holding special interest sessions for pain trainees and novice implanters, a nursing and allied health breakout session and a focus session on sacral stimulation.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Dr Richard Sullivan
NSANZ President

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Brisbane Exhib Convention Centre

2015 Neuromodulation Society of Australia and New Zealand 10th Annual Scientific Meeting (NSANZ 2015)

Start/end date: 15/03/2015 - 15/03/2015 Location: Brisbane Convention & Exhbition Centre, QLD

The Brisbane organising committee of the Australian Pain Society 35th Annual Scientific Meeting invites you to our wonderful city for an intensive look at “Managing Pain: From Mechanism to Policy” from 15 – 18 March 2015.

The program this year will focus on key topics including: brain pain, immune stressors, acute pain, chronic pain, opioids, neuromodulation, emerging interventional techniques, paediatrics, physiotherapy, psychology and much, much more.

The scientific program committee has drawn up an exciting program that includes three exceptional international speakers: Professor Herta Flor from the Central Institute of Mental Health, Germany, Dr Mary Lynch of Dalhousie University, Canada and Dr Frank Porreca from the University of Arizona College of Medicine, USA.

Our venue, the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, lies within the South Bank district at the heart of our beautiful city on the Brisbane River, which curves and curls around the inner city area out to Moreton Bay. South Bank is a food and cultural hub which includes art galleries, theatres, museums, pools and green spaces; as well as a wide selection of pubs, cafes and eateries. Explore the city area and South Bank out to trendy urban villages aboard the City Cats which ply the river from early morning to sparkling night.

Brisbane is also a handy base to explore Moreton Bay, the Gold Coast with its theme parks, the Sunshine Coast or Australia Zoo. The mountains behind both coasts offer a wide range of rainforest walking tracks and craft shops. Easter weather in South-East Queensland is glorious with pleasant daytime temps so stay for a little longer and enjoy all that our area has to offer.

We look forward to sharing the Conference and Brisbane with you in 2015.

Paul Gray
Conference Convenor

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Hotel Grand Chancellor TAS

2014 Neuromodulation Society of Australia and New Zealand 9th Annual Scientific Meeting (NSANZ 2014)

Start/end date: 13/04/2014 - 13/04/2014 Location: Hotel Grand Chancellor, TAS

Thank you for attending APS 2014. We hope you enjoyed the conference and we look forward to seeing you again next year. To visit the APS 2015 website, please click here

To view the conference photos, please click here

For a link to the conference survey, please contact the Conference Secretariat

All conference and pre-conference workshop certificates have now been emailed out, if you require yours to be resent please contact the Conference Secretariat

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Hotel Grand Chancellor TAS

2013 Neuromodulation Society of Australia and New Zealand 8th Annual Scientific Meeting (NSANZ 2013)

Start/end date: 17/03/2013 - 17/03/2013 Location: Hotel Grand Chancellor, TAS

On behalf of the Local Organising Committee I would like to invite you to Canberra to attend the Australian Pain Society 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting.

“Persistent Pain – A National Challenge” will be the overriding theme of the Australian Pain Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting, to be held at the National Convention Centre,Canberra from 17 – 20 March 2013.

Our International Keynote speakers include Dr Rollin Gallagher from Penn Pain Medicine Center, Pennsylvania, Professor Jürgen Sandkühler from the University of Vienna, and Professor Geert Crombez from Ghent University, Belgium.

I look forward to welcoming you to Canberra.


Dr Geoff Speldewinde,
Conference Convenor

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