I’m thrilled to be invited to another educational event IN REAL LIFE I might add.

I really enjoy collaborating with Dr Paul Grinzi as a lot of his educational workshops have a great focus on communication. If people and their health teams can’t connect then care isn’t going to happen.

So how do you reach, connect and help people who live with chronic pain? Come along and learn!


DATE September 11, 2022
TIME: 0800 – 1200
FACULTY: Paul Grinzi (more to come)
PRICE: $200
CPD DOMAINS: Clinical Skill & Knowledge / Communication

Chronic persistent pain is a common clinical issue, and yet most of us have received very little training in how to best manage patients experiencing this. Not only do we have to manage the clinical and psychosocial issues presented by the patient, we have to recognise and manage our own biases as clinicians.

The format for the workshop utilises patient experiences, clinical cases and new frameworks to help further our understanding of persistent pain and how to assist our patients. There is a specific focus on management within the community, but also opportunities to explore the challenges within the emergency and inpatient hospital interfaces. By the end of this half-day, you’ll have optimised your approach, and may find this topic a little less painful.

CODA 22 Program

Program design elements

Professional bodies representing healthcare providers the world over recognise the importance of Continuing Professional Development (CPD), also sometimes known as Continuing Medical education (CME).

They also acknowledge and adopt a holistic approach to professional development, taking in a number of diverse domains.

The Coda program has been carefully constructed to include all of these domains in the learning objectives for each session.

On the program itself you can see which learning domains are identified in each session and the relevant learning objectives are stated.

Refers to acquiring both the Knowledge and Skills to be able to deliver high quality, safe and effective care.

This includes the creation, translation, application and dissemination of medical knowledge.

Advocating for the vulnerable and addressing disparities. This includes health promotion, cultural competence and ethical principles.

Requires knowledge and skill to manage the workplace obligations, conflict resolution, KPI’s, change and financial considerations. Additionally, recognising organisational structures, governance, requirements of supervision, QI, Safety and data collection.

Developing the capability to communicate effectively with patients, families and colleagues in complex environments, teams and situations while understanding barriers, cultural and social contexts and being able to provide effective feedback.

The ability to both manage and participate in, inter-professional multi-disciplinary teams. This requires understanding the teams’ function, member roles and the intricacies of debriefing.


Founded by the same team that created the SMACC worldwide conference series, Coda is a global community of healthcare professionals dedicated to improving clinical education.

Coda however, will go one step further than SMACC, by crafting actions to mitigate threats to global health. Be a part of the change, as we strive for a healthier world.

Coda was born with one goal in mind: to take discussion and turn it into action. This extends to creating engaging clinical content but also to tackling broader issues that threaten global health.

We are proud to have released 700+ clinical podcasts which have identified countless areas for improvement in our practice. It is time to implement solutions to drive real-world change.


How can you be involved?

  1. Attend our Conference: CODA22 is coming to Melbourne on 11-14 September 2022. Expect clinical content like you’ve never seen it before and practical actions to implement at home and at work.
  2. Join the Conversation: Our social community is where the good stuff happens!
  3. Tune in to our Podcasts
  4. Join our Community