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Quantitative Sensory Testing (QST) Presentation

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Please note that our regular meeting scheduled on 4th November has been changed to Saturday 11th November.

The Association are delighted to invite members, family and friends to a special meeting event with a presentation by Professor Steve Vucic to inform us about the QST machine (Quantitative Sensory Testing).

What is QST?

Quantitative Sensory Testing (QST) is a valuable method for diagnosing peripheral nervous system disorders, including chronic pain and pain related to various diseases. QST essentially determines the sensation and pain thresholds for cold and warm temperatures, and the vibration sensation threshold by stimulating the skin.

This piece of diagnostic equipment is not currently funded by health but is very important to delving much deeper into the small nerve fibres to see what is and is not working properly.

About Professor Vucic

Professor Steve Vucic is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Director of Neurophysiology and Consultant Neurologist at Westmead Hospital in Sydney.

Professor Vucic has received a number of research awards including the 2016 Gottschalk Medal, 2016 Eric Susman Prize, ANZAN Young Investigator Prize in 2007, the J.G Golseth Young Investigator Prize of the American Academy of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine in 2007, The University of Sydney Medal for excellence in Medical Research in 2008 and the M.A.B Brazier Young Investigator Award in Clinical Neurophysiology in 2010.

We look forward to seeing you all there for this very special presentation. Professor Vucic’s research is potentially an opportunity for break throughs and by extension perhaps the greatest opportunity for the Association since it's foundation to make a significant impact in improving the quality of life of those with GBS/CIDP!

Time: 09:30am

Where: Royal Ryde Rehabilitation Centre (Click here for location map)

RSVP: Rita Brooke This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 6th November.