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Join us for a webinar on Monday 27 May 2024 at 3.00pm AEST 

Transforming back pain management through a public health campaign: a comprehensive analysis

This webinar explores the effectiveness of a public health intervention implemented in Victoria, Australia, aimed at changing societal beliefs about back pain, influencing medical management, and reducing the economic and personal impacts of back pain.  These results have recently been replicated in France through a similar approach.

  • Understand the design and execution of Victoria's state-wide public health campaign, including its quasi-experimental setup and control comparisons with New South Wales.
  • Explore the significant findings from the intervention, such as improvements in back pain beliefs among the general population and medical practitioners, and reductions in workers’ compensation claims and associated costs.
  • Learn about the mass-media campaign aimed at the public and general practitioners in France that also significantly modified beliefs and behaviours about LBP.
Dr Mary Wyatt

Mary is a specialist occupational physician. She has worked in the field for more than 30 years and is active with research, teaching, specialist occupational medical advice and policy development.

Mary is passionate about improving the lot of employees with an injury. She initiated the Health Benefits of Good Work agenda through AFOEM and the It Pays to Care project. Using policy development, up-to-date research, and support for those at the coal-face Mary continues to strive for improvements for workers and businesses.

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