About this event

  • Date and time Tue 22 Feb 2022 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Clinical Neurosciences

This webinar will see experts, Dr Sam Chong, Consultant Neurologist, and Professor Amanda Williams, Professor of Clinical Health Psychology, discuss the practical approaches for chronic pain management from a neurological and psychological perspective. 

Dr Chong will outline the complications of performing neurological assessments on patients with chronic pain and show how this affects long term management. He will also discuss the difficulties of translating scientific and clinical pain research findings to the bedside and the shortfalls in producing management guidelines for chronic pain patients.

Professor Williams will continue on the same themes from a psychological perspective of chronic pain management. Although psychological techniques are well known and accepted, there is still disagreement on how they are best employed to help chronic pain patients. The large number of research studies and guidelines can add confusion. Professor Williams will outline best ways forward with examples. 

During this webinar you learn about: 

  • How standard neurological assessment of chronic pain patients has its shortfalls
  • Relying on published evidence alone is insufficient when managing chronic pain patients
  • How the indiscriminate production and use of national guidelines can disadvantage this patient group

CPD learning applied. 

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Standard pricing available until 22 February 2022.


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Key speakers

Dr Sam Chong

Consultant Neurologist, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Professor Amanda Williams

Professor, Clinical Health Psychology, University College London, UK


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Welcome and introduction

Dr Alistair Purves, President, Clinical Neurosciences Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Consultant Neurophysiologist, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Practical pain management: Neurology

Dr Sam Chong, Consultant Neurologist, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Practical pain management: Psychology

Professor Amanda Williams, Professor, Clinical Health Psychology, University College London

Questions and answers
End of the webinar



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s ​weekly COVID-19 Series ​webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

This webinar will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be  distributed  in future on various internet channels. 

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