RECOVER Conference 2022 - Communication to telecommunication: optimising patient care

About this event

The RECOVER Conference 2022 will feature new and novel communication methods designed to optimise patient care during injury rehabilitation.

The Conference features international keynote speaker Dr David Putrino, the Director of Rehabilitation Innovation, Mount Sinai Health and Associate Professor of Rehabilitation and Human Performance in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. Dr Putrino will present his work on using novel technologies to enhance patient care and outcomes.  

Our national keynote speaker is Dr Claire Ashton-James. Dr Ashton-James is an Associate Professor of Pain Management at The University of Sydney with expertise in patient-provider communication and social contributors to pain and pain management. Claire will present her work on the importance of identifying and responding to patient emotion in conversations about pain and pain management

RECOVER researchers will present recent research, complemented by interactive workshops of evidence-based, innovative interventions and technologies to assist injured people in their recovery.

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This event is in-person only  

Date:            Thursday 6 October 2022

Time:            9.00am  5.00pm

Venue:          Sofitel Brisbane Central, 249 Turbot Street, Brisbane City, QLD 4000

Program overview

9:00 am - 10:30 am – Welcome, guest speakers and keynote speaker

10:30 am - 11:00 am – Morning tea

11:00 am - 12:30 pm – Presentations and keynote speaker

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm – Lunch and poster presentations

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm – Presentations

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Afternoon tea

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Workshops

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Canape reception

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Special conditions and instructions

A photographer will be present at this event. By registering for this event you agree that you may be included in an event photograph. Photographs will be used for the sole purpose of promoting RECOVER research activities.

The RECOVER Conference 2022 is an in-person only event. There will be no webinar option available.



Communication to telecommunication: optimising patient care

Thu 6 Oct 2022 9:00am

A premier event for health care professionals, health consumers, researchers, and other stakeholders involved in recovery after injury

Keynote speakers

Dr David Putrino, PT, PhD

Director of Rehabilitation Innovation, Mount Sinai Health System, New York

Dr David Putrino is a physiotherapist with a PhD in Neuroscience. He worked as a clinician in Australia, before moving to the United States to study computational neuroscience at Harvard Medical School, MIT and NYU. He has served as a faculty member at Weill-Cornell Medicine and Burke Medical Research Institute. He is currently the Director of Rehabilitation Innovation for the Mt Sinai Health System, and an Associate Professor of Rehabilitation and Human Performance at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai. He works to develop innovative technology solutions for individuals in need of better healthcare accessibility. He works with the Red Bull High Performance, the Brooklyn Nets and the US Olympic team to use evidence-based technologies to improve athletic performance. He is also the "Chief Mad Scientist" of Not Impossible Labs, a group that crowd-sources accessible technological solutions for high-impact humanitarian problems.

David's research has been featured on the ABC, Sports Illustrated, the Wall Street Journal, the BBC, Time Magazine, TEDx, Wired and the New York Times to name just a few. He is the author of Hacking Health: How to make money and save lives in the HealthTech world, which is available from Amazon and Springer-Nature. In 2019, he was named "Global Australian of the Year" for his contributions to healthcare.

Dr Claire Ashton-James, PhD

Associate Professor of Pain Management, School of Medicine, The University of Sydney

Dr Claire Ashton-James, PhD (Social Psychology), is an Associate Professor of Pain Management at The University of Sydney. Her research investigates the role of communication and emotions in pain management. A/Prof Ashton-James is the Founding Chair of IASP’s Social Aspects of Pain Special Interest Group, and is a passionate advocate for greater research and clinical attention to social processes and social outcomes in pain management. A/Prof Ashton-James regularly provides individual and team-based coaching for clinicians and rehabilitation service managers to empower them to effectively navigate emotionally challenging patient encounters, and optimise patient outcomes. She has worked with clinicians from a variety of medical and allied health disciplines as well as workers compensation agents in Australia and the USA.




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