Back pain - time to get it right?

On any day in Australia one quarter of the population will be suffering back pain. Research demonstrates that the medical profession has failed the large number of people with back pain.

Professor Chris Maher will describe the burden of back pain across the life span and outline what we know about best practice in prevention and management. He will then offer some insights into what we are doing wrong and what we should be doing to solve this major health problem.

This public talk is part of the 21st Century Sydney Medicine Lecture Series from September to November 2013, which will showcase the work of leading researchers at the University of Sydney's Medical School.