CRE Newsletter - Issue 1

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I s s ue 1 Spr i ng 2016

NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence Tr an slat ion al Resear ch in M u scu losk elet al Pain WELCOME! WELCOME TO THE FIRST EDITION OF THE TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH IN MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN CENTRE OF RESEARCH EXCELLENCE (CRE) NEWSLETTER This quarterly newsletter has been designed to keep you up-to-date with the ongoing work of the CRE in Tr anslational Research in M usculoskeletal Pain which is being led by 10 chief investigators from the University of Melbourne, University of Sydney, University of Queensland, Monash University, Keele University and University College London, UK. This CRE is well underway, after

receiving NHMRC funding in October 2014 and having officially launched in September 2015. Since being awarded the grant, the CRE has initiated implementation research into the effectiveness of innovative models of care for

osteoarthritis (OA) and lower back pain (LBP) to address evidence-practice gaps. In aligning with it's aims, so far the CRE has brought together 62 people and over 17 institutes and industry partners from around the world to provide a coordinated multidisciplinary research approach to the problem, contribute to a more structured framework around which training and mentoring in implementation research can occur and introduce methods for researchers and stakeholders to collaborate and leverage additional funds and resources.

IN THIS EDITION... - Welcome - CRE L aunch - Proj ect Update - M eet our CI A - Wor kshops - Ear ly Career M entor ing

OFFICIAL CRE LAUNCH - 25TH SEPTEMBER 2015 THE WOODWARD CONFERENCE CENTRE - MELBOURNE The official launch of the CRE was a great success, we were welcomed by Professor Mark Hargreaves, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne. Professor Nadine Foster from Keele University, UK, world expert in musculoskeletal pain research and CRE Chief Investigator, gave a captivating presentation on evidencing and translating stratified care for back pain into primary care in the UK. PAGE 1