Mini Blog: 2 minutes with...Brigitte Gertoberens

Mini Blog: 2 minutes with...Brigitte Gertoberens

04 August 2013

In the first of our new blog segments, spend a few minutes getting to know our President Elect - Brigitte Gertoberens.   I put 5 quick fire questions to Brigitte to find out a bit more about what she does, and who she thinks would make interesting dinner guests....

1. What is your current role/job/position?  I am a full time consultant with The Auckland Regional Pain Service

2. How did you get into working in Pain Management?  My first boss when I started as an anesthetic registrar was into it!

3. If you weren't working in Pain Management what would you be doing?  Travelling

4. If you could invite any 3 people to have dinner, who would you choose and why?  I would like to have diner with Odysseus as he could tell you a lot about sailing adventures in the Mediterranean, then Oriana Fallaci -I think she was a very brave, excellent journalist, and last not least Dynamo, the magician, as I would like to find out more about his self hypnosis skills-he can make his hands burn! Some of the people are not alive any more, but Dynamo might be able to take us on a time travel and we could have some  paleo food for dinner, which would add to the experience.

5. What is the most important advance you hope will be made in Pain in the next ten years? The most important advance would be to find a really effective drug to treat allodynia