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Napier Conference Centre

24-25 August 2019

How to Manage Persistent Pain and where Medicinal Cannabis sits within this

Saturday 24 August



A brief update on evidence and best practice guidelines for treating chronic pain, including the role of medicinal cannabis. Also information about the HBDHB chronic pain service.



BPharm, MPS, Postgrad Pallcare, Postgrad clin pharm


Vanessa has been a Registered Pharmacist since 1999, with a variety of clinical pharmacy experience in Hawke’s Bay and UK.  Previously a specialist palliative care pharmacist, Vanessa joined the Clinical Facilitator team at Health Hawke’s Bay/Hawke’s Bay District Health Board in 2012. Vanessa’s role is focused on appropriate prescribing of long-term medicines, in primary care, for complex and elderly patients.

Vanessa is also part of the HBDHB chronic pain team and contracts to ACC to complete medication reviews for pain patients.
Vanessa has completed post-graduate qualifications in both Palliative Care and clinical pharmacy and is currently completing a post grad diploma in Pain management.

Vanessa enjoys being fully integrated in the many multidisciplinary teams in which she works and helping with the complex medicine challenges that primary care faces every day.