FPM Symposium

"Pain at the interface"

The Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM) and the Scientific Meetings Committee warmly welcomes you to Kuala Lumpur and the Annual Pain Medicine Symposium (formerly known as the Refresher Course Day).

This symposium will be held on Sunday April 28, prior to the ANZCA ASM, at the beautiful Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

Our theme for the day is “Pain at the interface”. We will explore the interface between pain medicine and other specialities, the co-morbid nature of chronic pain and how we can combine our care to optimise outcomes.

We welcome our two FPM international speakers Associate Professor Chad Brummett and Dr Lawrence Poree.

Chad Brummett is an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan where he is the Director of Pain Research and Director of Clinical Anaesthesia Research. He serves on the editorial boards for Anesthesiology, Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. He is the Co-Director of the Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (OPEN), which advocates appropriate opioid prescribing after surgery. He has also explored the impact of the extent of fibromyalgia through a novel scoring system on post-operative pain and opioid consumption.

Lawrence Poree is Clinical Professor and Director of the Neuromodulation Service, at the University of California Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management Center in San Francisco. He is editor of the North American Neuromodulation Society Newsletter and is on the editorial board for both Pain and Neuromodulation. He is on the board of directors for the California Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and the North American Neuromodulation Society.

Sessions will involve the interface between rheumatology, psychiatry, addiction and pain medicine.

These sessions will explore the progression and management through the course of the patients’ journey beyond initial referral. The day will end with case studies, which will illustrate the complexity of persistent pain at the interface.

Dr Chris Orlikowski
FPM Annual Pain Medicine Symposium
Scientific Convenor



There is much more on offer so please view the full scientific program below.

Register online
For further details or to register online for this event please visit the meeting website

Conference secretariat:
Eleni Koronakos
Senior Events Officer

Organising Committee
Dr Chris Orlikowski

Committee members
Dr Cameron Gourlay
Dr Nina Loughman

Meeting venue
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)
Stall 7, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur City
Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+60 3-2333 2888

Faculty Dinner
Lai Po Heen restaurant, at the Mandarin Oriental
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala
Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur,

Lai Po Heen
Classic Cantonese cuisine in a beautifully elegant setting.
Specialising in classic Cantonese delicacies and dim sum specialities, guests can watch as chefs showcase their skills in an open kitchen.
Lai Po Heen is inspired by the great ancestral homes of 19th Century Chinese tycoons. The décor is simply stunning with high ceilings, ornate chandeliers and beautiful parquet flooring.

A range of accommodation has been reserved. More information will be available soon.

ANZCA and FPM CPD program
This event is claimable by ANZCA and FPM CPD participants within the knowledge and skills category.

Lectures: one credit per hour.

Members will automatically have their attendance accredited to their CPD portfolio in June 2019.

Note: Delegates who are not participants in the ANZCA and FPM CPD program should check with their respective colleges regarding CPD.