Pain following burn injury is among the most severe and prolonged of all traumatic pain conditions. Optimising pain management for the burn-injured remains an important goal to reduce their suffering, assist with rehabilitation and improve long-term outcome.

The Pain Special Interest Group aims to informally bring together members of ANZBA as well as other interested clincians with an interest in any aspect of pain following burn injury – this could include areas such as underlying mechanisms through basic science research, assessment, management, education, training and clinical research.

I believe, through collectively addressing pain, we can assist the burn-injured and I invite anyone with an interest in this area to join the Pain Special Interest Group.

 

Paul Gray

 

To join the ANZBA Pain Special Interest Group, contact Paul Gray at: p.gray@uq.edu.au