- Date and time Tue 23 Jun 2020 from 9:00am to 4:00pm
- Location Royal Society of Medicine
- Organised by Geriatrics and Gerontology
The meeting will explore the complexities of chronic, non-malignant pain in older people, drawing on expertise from medicine, nursing and psychology to explain why pain is different in older people, and why different approaches to treatment are needed.
Chronic, non-malignant pain is common, poorly understood and too often badly managed. This meeting will allow practitioners to consider the causes and consequences of chronic, non-malignant pain and to discuss guideline implementation with guideline authors. The meeting will be multi-disciplinary, with presentations from nursing, psychology and medicine.
The objectives of the meeting are:
- To understand the origins and consequences of non-malignant pain in older people
- To learn the extent of current guidelines on managing non-malignant pain
- To appreciate the range of non-pharmacological management options for non-malignant pain
- First prize: Best Oral Presentation £100
- Second prize: £50 Best Poster Presentation
To be announced
Trainees in geriatric medicine, old age psychiatry or social sciences
Abstract submissions of no more than 250 words on audit, clinical governance, quality improvement and research projects relevant to the care of older people.
Shortlisted candidates will be asked to present an oral presentation. A selection of submissions that not shortlisted for oral presentation will be invited to present a poster at the meeting.
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