About this event

  • Date and time Fri 5 Oct 2018 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Anaesthesia

Anaesthetists are frequently challenged with difficult to manage acute pain. This is particularly prominent in a post-operative setting and frequently out of proportion to the surgery performed.  

When conventional, and sometimes less conventional, pharmacological methods have failed we are often left with the feeling that something is missing from our training in managing these patients.

This evening meeting brings together experienced specialists from a variety of fields to shine a light on the complexity of psychology in managing acute pain.

Key speakers

Dr Paul Bhalla MD

Dr Bhalla is a practicing Anaesthesiologist in Seattle, USA and will be speaking about their acute pain service in Seattle with psychologist input and research he is currently running.


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Dr Suneil Ramessur

Psychological interventions in acute pain

Dr Lia Ali, Consultant Psychiatrist, Liaison Psychiatry service for Mental Health of Older Adults Directorate, South London

Managing unhelpful thoughts in acute pain

Dr Ruth Tarrant, Consultant Oncologist

Psychological pre optimisation

Professor Paul Bhalla, University Washington Medicine, Acting Assistant Professor, Anaesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Panel discussion
Close of meeting


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

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