About this event

  • Date and time Wed 16 Sep 2020 from 8:45am to 5:50pm
  • Location Live stream - online
  • Organised by Occupational Medicine, Pain Medicine

This event has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. 

The occupational health and pain clinicians deal with the employees with spinal pain almost on a daily basis. The physical, psychological, social and economic impact of spinal pain on the suffering employee and the employer are substantive.

Join us as we discuss a variety of topics and disciplines within the programme that will be of interest to both occupational health and pain clinicians.

This meeting will look to present the audience with a multidisciplinary approach to the prevention and management of the spinal pain in the working population, and also with the modern pain management interventions.

Meeting topics include:

  • Be familiar with the current state of the art pain interventions procedures
  • Be able to compare the current pain management interventions in the UK with the practice in the US
  • Be encouraged to have a clear communication with different components of a multidisciplinary expert team in management of spinal pain in relation to the employment issues

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Key speakers

Dr Manojit Sinha

Consultant Pain Medicine, King's College Hospital, London


View the programme

Live stream broadcast begins
Welcome and introduction

Session one

Chair: Dr Sam Valanejad, Consultant Specialist, Occupational Medicine

Bad backs or bad medicine? The role of modern medicine in the back-pain epidemic

Dr John Hobson, Consultant Occupational Physician and Director, HealthWork, Stoke-on-Trent

Rehabilitation after spinal surgery - strategies and expectations

Mr Birender Balain, Consultant Spinal Surgeon, The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry

Panel discussion
Setting up, delivery, results – wellbeing coaching for chronic back pain, the impact on wellbeing and work performance

Ms Veronica Swainson, Specialist Occupational Therapist and Ms Gemma Scott,  Specialist Physiotherapist, Department of Occupational Health and Wellbeing, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Panel discussion
Comfort break

Session two

Chair: Dr Sabina Bachtold, Post CCT Fellow Pain Medicine, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

Interventional management of spinal pain, the current UK practice

Dr Manojit Sinha, Consultant Pain Medicine, King’s College Hospital, London

Working with chronic nerve pain

Mr Mark Agathangelou, Patient Representative, Camden Clinical Commissioning Group, Mr Stephen Lee, Mental Health Peer Coach, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust and Ms Pauline Murray, Carer and Volunteer Co-Facilitator, Patient Pain Support Group 

Panel discussion
Concluding remarks
Close of meeting


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