2021 MedCan Speaker
Dr Rick Acland MbCHb, FAFRM (RACP)
Dr Acland’s career has spanned practice in anesthesia, pain neuromodulation and rehabilitation, both in Auckland and Christchurch.
He graduated MBChB (Otago) in 1975.
He is a former President of the NZ Pain Society and was a member of the Medical Council of New Zealand for nine years.
Dr Acland, AFRM (RACP) has conducted many research projects and published widely. He has organized a number of scientific meetings in both pain and spinal cord injury: In 2017 he presented at the Australian and New Zealand Spinal Cord Society a paper on the use of cannabis in spinal cord injury (SCI).
Recently he coauthored a qualitative study at the Burwood Academy, assessing cannabis use for pain management in people with SCI.
He is a keen golfer.