Michel Coppieters

Keynote Speaker, Musculoskeletal

Professor, Griffith University, QLD

    Michel Coppieters is Professor at Griffith University in Brisbane where he directs the Musculoskeletal Health and Persistent Pain research group. Michel is an internationally respected researcher and educator in the field of neuropathies and neuropathic pain, and its non-pharmacological and non-surgical management. Yet, there is still a lot to learn about the pathophysiology, diagnosis and optimal management strategies for peripheral neuropathies. Rather than focussing on one condition or one type of neuropathy, we study a variety of peripheral neuropathies, such as entrapment neuropathies, diabetic polyneuropathies and chemotherapy-induced polyneuropathies. We use a wide variety of clinical and lab-based methods to comprehensively assess the function and morphology of peripheral nerves. Michel has published >150 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and his research is supported by national and international funding bodies.