Topical Concurrent Session 3F – Management of pain in older people


APSNZPS 2018: Topical Concurrent Session 3F

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Topical Concurrent Session 3F: Management of pain in older people
Chair: A/Professor Benny Katz, St Vincent’s Hospital, VIC

Management of pain in older people is more complex because of age related physiological changes, comorbidities, their treatment, and frailty. Older people are high consumers of analgesics and other pain treatments, yet the evidence to support these treatments is often based on extrapolation from studies undertaken in younger cohorts. In addition, community and industry pressure in regards the potential benefits of evolving techniques (such as medicinal cannabis, platelet rich plasma injections, stem cells) requires scrutiny, specifically in relation to (lack of) evidence on benefit in the older person with severe musculoskeletal pain.

This workshop will examine the evidence base and guidelines and for treatment of pain in older adults, and focus on practical approaches to this common problem. Three experienced clinicians will discuss their approach to pain management in older people who have failed to respond to standard therapies, including the role for interventional approaches.

A/Professor Benny Katz, St Vincent’s Hospital, VIC
A/Professor Mark Latt, University of Sydney, NSW
A/Professor Malcolm Hogg, Royal Melbourne Hospital, VIC

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