Society for Back Pain Research conference 2014

‌On 6th-7th November 2014 the Society for Back Pain Research conference was hosted by the UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science. Photograph L to R [Front Row] Professor Suzanne McDonough, Dr Frances Williams, Professor Tamar Pincus, Professor Susan Michie [Keynote Speakers], Dr Deirdre Hurley-Osing [Local Host UCD] L to R [Back Row] Mr Steve Vogel, Mr John O’Dowd [President SBPR], Dr Lisa Roberts, Dr Serena McCluskey.

Back pain Conference

This was the first time the conference was held in Ireland. We were delighted to welcome approximately 100 researchers and clinicians from a range of professional backgrounds with an interest in back and musculoskeletal pain. Five eminent keynote speakers spoke on various aspects of the theme ‘Back Pain- the Big Picture’ including Behaviour Change and Psychological Theories, Connected Health, Public Health and Genetics, in addition to the peer-reviewed Free Paper and Poster sessions.

The Society for Back Pain Research was formed in 1971 to promote the study of all clinical and scientific aspects of spinal pain, including the neck, and to encourage research into its causes, treatment and prevention. There are now over 200 members of the Society, from a wide range of disciplines including clinicians such as Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rheumatologists, Neurologists and General Practitioners, basic scientists including Biochemists, Bioengineers, Anatomists and Epidemiologists as well as various other practitioners including Physiotherapists and Psychologists.