It hurts down there: Managing abdominal and pelvic pain


Friday 4 March 2016


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
Organised by

Pain Medicine Section


6 CPD points

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about this event

This meeting has been organised at the behest of many colleagues, who would like to address the issues that arise when trying to manage patients with chronic abdominal or pelvic pain.

All the speakers are international in their spectrum of work – Daniel Engeler is Chairman of the European Association of Urology Chronic Pelvic Pain Group, John Hughes leads the work on the Map of Medicine for Pain in the UK, Amanda Williams is one of the most world-renowned Clinical Psychologists on Pain Management,Trauma and Abuse and Anton Emmanuel is one of the foremost specialists on Neuro-gastroenterology in the UK.

A veritable group of world-class experts in the field of abdominal and pelvic pain.

By the end of this meeting delegates will:

  • Understand the science of pain
  • Understand how ‘all the abdominal and pelvic systems’ work together when chronic pain occurs
  • Comprehend how pain may be managed within an MDT setting
  • Understand the critically important role of clinical psychology and physiotherapy in managing complex pain conditions
  • Understand the role of interventional surgical techniques in chronic pain



8.30 am

Registration, tea and coffee

8.55 am

Welcome and introduction

Dr Sohier Elneil, President, Pain Medicine Section, RSM

Abdominal and pelvic pain syndromes

Dr Sohier ElNeil, President, Pain Medicine Section, RSM

9.00 am

Overview of abdominal and pelvic pain syndromes

Dr Sohier El-Neil, Consultant in Urogynaecology and Uro-neurology, University College London Hospitals and President, Pain Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine

9.30 am

Chronic pain mechanisms

Maria Stasiowska, Clinical Research Fellow in Pain Medicine, University College London

10.00 am

Classification of pelvic pain syndromes

Dr Daniel Stephan Engeler, Urologist, Cantonal Hospital St Gallen, Switzerland

10.30 am

Tea and coffee break

Abdominal and pelvic pain conditions

Dr Amanda C de C Williams, Reader in Clinical Health Psychology, University College London

11.00 am

Urological pain syndromes

Dr Daniel Stephan Engeler, Urologist, Cantonal Hospital St Gallen, Switzerland

11.30 am

Gynaecological pain syndrome

Dr Pallavi Latthe, Consultant Urogynaecologist, Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust

12.00 pm

Gastrointestinal causes of abdominal and pelvic pain

Dr Anton Emmanuel, Senior Lecturer and Consultant Neurogastroenterologist, University College London and University College London Hospitals

12.30 pm

Panel discussion

12.45 pm


Therapeutic approaches

Dr Sohier ElNeil

1.45 pm

Multi-disciplinary approach to abdominal and pelvic pain management

Julia Cambitzi, CNS Pain Medicine, University College London Hospitals

2.15 pm

Role of psychology in managing APPS patients

Dr Amanda Williams, C de C Williams

2.45 pm

Phamacotherapy in pain management

Dr Roman Cregg, Consultant and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University College London

3.15 pm

Tea and coffee break

3.30 pm

The role of pain management physiotherapy in managing chronic abdominopelvic pain

Mrs Katrine Petersen, Specialist Physiotherapist in Pain Management, University College London Hospitals

4.00 pm

Neuromodulation in abdomino-pelvic pain

Dr Ashish Shetty, Consultant in Pain Medicine, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

4.30 pm

Panel discussion

4.45 pm

Completion of evaluation forms and close of meeting

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  • Online registrations is now closed.
  • Registrations are accepted on the day, however lunch is not guaranteed.
  • RSM member rates begin from £45
  • Non member rates begin from £55


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