Dr Francois Stapelberg
MBChB, FANZCA Specialist Anaesthetist & Senior Clinical Lecturer, Counties Manukau Health & The University of Auckland, NZ
Francois is a specialist anaesthetist in both private and public practice, holding appointments at Middlemore Hospital and as a senior clinical lecturer at Auckland University. He has a special interest in burn education and serves on the Board of the Australian and New Zealand Burn Association as the Chair of Education. His interest in hypnosis to aid pain management during painful dressing procedures for burns developed through an initial frustration of seeing patients struggle with their experiences. He will give an outline of his views on helping patients manage painful dressing changes, including use of hypnosis as an adjunct to pharmacological conscious sedation.