Friday 26 October 2018
Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
CPD - Applied for
Increasing numbers of patients undergo surgery every year and yet up to a quarter of these individuals remain in pain for many months after their incisions have healed.
This meeting will take a unique look at the causes and preventive strategies for persistent pain following surgery or trauma.
Experts in medicine and law will explore approaches that we can all take to prepare patients and reduce the impact of this phenomenon.
This event will highlight and explore informed consent and the extent to which professionals describe recovery trajectory and timeline to patients, including a presentation of personal experience from a patient.
You will leave with an understanding of how this field is evolving, in terms of mechanisms, potential interventions, patient involvement and the legal dilemmas of post-surgical, as well as post-trauma, persistent pain.
Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction
Dr Sibs Anwar, Consultant in Perioperative Medicine, Barts Heart Centre
Persistent postsurgical pain: 20 years on
Dr Bill Macrae, Retired Consultant in Pain Medicine, Dundee
How can I have recovered and yet remain in pain? Mechanisms of pain persistence
Professor Tony Dickenson, Professor of Neuroscience, University College London
Tea and coffee break
Prevention is the holy grail...the failed quest for a silver bullet
Professor Patricia Lavand'Homme, Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels
If I knew then what I know now...involving patients in decisions before elective surgery
Dr Mike Swart, Perioperative Medicine Lead, Royal College of Anaesthetists
Not all surgery is planned...managing the pain of trauma in the battlefield
Lieutenant Colonel Dominic Aldington, Former Special Matter Expert in Pain Medicine, Ministry of Defence
Surgery without opiates - a Utopian future or an unmet need?
Professor Lesley Colvin, Chair in Pain Medicine, University of Dundee
Tea and coffee break
Current controversies in enhanced recovery after surgery: Focus on the role of pain medicine
Professor Henrik Kehlet, Professor of Perioperative Therapy, Copenhagen
The trauma of surviving surgery - a patient's story
Mr David Aaronovitch, The Times newspaper
PPP post Montgomery - how informed is your consent?
Mr Simon Lindsay, Partner, Bevan Brittan
Panel debate with audience Q&A, moderated by Dr Sibs Anwar
Dr Mike Swart, Professor Henrik Kehlet, Mr David Aaronovitch, Mr Simon Lindsay
End of meeting
Online evaluation survey and certificate will be sent after the meeting.
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For information on this event, contact Alison ChanTel: 02072903937 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org