About Whiplash 2019: Expanding Horizons

The Whiplash 2019: Expanding Horizons symposium will focus on where we have come from and where we are going with the management of Whiplash Associated Disorders. Findings from the first four years of operation of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Recovery Following Road Traffic Injuries will be presented. Focused themes will include: system related factors, progress in clinical management and biopsychosocial underpinnings. 

Program Overview

8:30 - 9:00 - Registrations open

9:00 - 17:30 Plenary session

17:30 - 18:30 Drinks and nibbles

The full program can be accessed here.

Forum Registration

All registration tickets include:

  • Access to plenary sessions
  • Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea
  • Post symposium drinks and nibbles.

Keynote Speakers

Associate Professor James McAuley, Neuroscience Research Australia, University of NSW

Associate Professor Tonny Elmose Andersen, University of Southern Denmark

Associate Professor Tonny Elmose Anderson's main research interests are within the fields of health psychology and clinical psychology. He is interested in how psychological trauma affects pain perception, the development of chronic pain and recovery thereof. The majority of his research falls into three main areas: Psychological risk and vulnerability factors for the development of chronic pain (whiplash associated disorders); post traumatic stress and pain; and intervention studies related to chronic pain and comorbid conditions such as PTSD and depression.

Dr Sophie Lykkegaard Ravn, University of Southern Denmark

Sophie Lykkegaard Ravn holds a combined assistant professorship position at University of Southern Denmark and the Specialized Hospital for Polio and Accident Victims. She has a background as a psychologist and has a PhD on posttraumatic stress symptomatology in whiplash-associated disorders. Her research interest has mainly been focused on chronic posttraumatic pain states and the negative role of psychological factors such as posttraumatic stress.


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