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Webinar – Prof Arun Aggarwal

Webinar News – Save the Date

We are delighted to announce the details for our next webinar – Presentation by Prof Arun Aggarwal – When Trigeminal Neuralgia Pain is too much : Presenting at the Emergency Department for Pain Management

Professor Arun Aggarwal is a highly experienced neurologist with expertise in chronic pain management, sport related head injuries and rebab.

Professor Aggarwal graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1987 and went on to specialise in neurology, rehabilitation medicine and pain medicine and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, and the Australasian Faculty of Pain Medicine.

Arun completed his PhD at the University of Sydney on motor neuron disease with his primary paper ‘Detection of pre-clinical motor neurone loss in SOD1 mutation carriers using motor unit number estimation’ earning him the Australian Association of Neurologists Young Investigator Award.

He is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney’s Medical School and currently oversees a number of research trials examining Parkinson’s disease, trigeminal neuralgia and chronic neuropathic pain. Arun’s exceptional levels of experience and ongoing involvement in research and investigation continue to be widely recognised with over 50 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals.

Today, Arun sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Trials and Clinical Case Reports. He is the current Chairman of the ANZ Association of Neurologists Neuro-Rehabilitation Sub-Committee and on the Medical Advisory Board of Trigeminal Neuralgia Association.

Prof Arun’s contact details are below

A/Prof Arun Aggarwal |Neurologist, Rehabilitation & Pain Specialist| The Mater Hospital, North Sydney (

The webinar can be accessed clicking – Zoom Link to Webinar

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Webinar – Ben Jonker Presents “How to Choose the Right Surgery”

Trigeminal Neuralgia Association Australia is delighted to announce our first Telehealth Webinar – a presentation by Dr Ben Jonker – How to Choose the Right Surgery

Ben is also a Member of our Medical Advisory Board and works closely with the Association

We would also like to acknowledge the Cromwell Foundation who provided the Association with a grant to enable us to reach out using Digital Media

The webinar is limited to 500 attendees, so be sure to add this event to your calendar.  You will not be required to register in advance just click on the link below the flyer to join the meeting

Click on the link below to join the webinar on March 16th – see local times on the flyer

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Stanford’s Facial Pain Program – Whole Person Pain Care: Latest research and scalable treatments for pain and opioid reduction

Here at TNA Australia we link with International Organisations who deal with Trigeminal Neuralgia and other Facial Pain conditions

We have registered to be provided with information about Webinars and Research from many of these providers.  One of the unexpected wonderful outcomes of the COVID pandemic is the way many International and National Organisations have pivoted and now provide access to presentations and webinars over the web.  It is sensational to be able to be in an audience listening to skilled professionals on a wide array of subject, while sitting at home.

Why not get a few people together to view the presentation and have a chat about what you have learnt, share a coffee and cake together and workshop how you can utilise the advise in your lives

If you get a few friends and family together, take a photo and send it to and we will publish here.

Our new website is our portal to our members and people looking for information – we add content regularly on subjects we feel may be of interest.  We are not sponsored by any other organisation and we do not endorse the content – it is provide to assist you to make decisions for your individual circumstances 

Stanford’s Facial Pain Program presents:

Whole Person Pain Care: Latest research and scalable treatments for pain and opioid reduction

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 5:30pm Pacific Time

Thursday , March 10, 2022 12.30pm Sydney Time


Speaker:  Dr. Beth Darnall, PhD – Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

Beth Darnall, PhD is Director of the Stanford Pain Relief Innovations Lab. She leads NIH and PCORI-funded clinical trials that broadly investigate behavioural medicine for acute and chronic pain, including $19M in research funding from the Patient Centred Research Outcomes Institute (PCORI). Her primary interests are developing and investigating novel pain treatments that are scalable, effective, and low burden.

Dr. Darnall twice briefed the U.S. Congress on the opioid and pain crises, and provided invited testimony to the FDA on iatrogenic harms associated with opioid tapering. In 2020 she joined the NIH Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee as a scientific member. From 2020-2021 she served as a scientific member of the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) Opioid Workgroup of the Board of Scientific Counsellors of the National Centre for Injury Prevention and Control (BSC/NCIPC).

Her work has been featured in outlets such as The New York Times, Scientific American, NPR Radio, BBC Radio, and Nature. In 2018 she spoke on the psychology of pain relief at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.