Managing chronic pain

Dr Ross Drake | Friday 21 August | 12.00pm to 1.00pm

Ross Drake is a Paediatrician who specialises in Pain Medicine and Palliative Care for children having gained fellowships in Paediatrics (2000), Palliative Medicine (2003) and Pain Medicine (2011) after he completed specialist training at Great Ormond Street in London and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in Sydney.

Ross is currently the Clinical Lead of the Paediatric Palliative Care and Complex Pain Services at Starship Children’s Hospital; both being the only services of their type in New Zealand. Dr Drake also regularly presents and teaches on various topics in children’s pain medicine and palliative care. More recently, he has been involved with establishing an international pharmacovigilance research collaborative looking at the effectiveness and adverse effects of medications and other interventions commonly used in palliative care and pain management.

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