About this event

  • Date and time Wed 18 Mar 2020 from 8:45am to 5:50pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Occupational Medicine, Pain Medicine

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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Standard pricing available until 17 March 2020.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£31.00 £21.00 £21.00 £21.00 £9.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee Student
£45.00 £26.00 £26.00 £13.00

Key speakers

Dr. Ben Shamloo

Pain Specialist, Cedars Sinai Medical Centre, Los Angeles

Dr Manojit Sinha

Consultant Pain Medicine, King's College Hospital, London

Nick Birch

Consultant Spinal Specialist, The Chris Moody Rehabilitation and Sports Injury Centre, Northamptonshire


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Live stream broadcast begins
Welcome and introduction

Session one

Chair: Dr Lisa Curran, President of Occupational Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine 

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

Dr John Hobson, Consultant Specialist in Occupational Medicine, Hobson Health, Stoke-on-Trent

The role of ergonomics in the prevention and management of spinal pain at work

Dr Richard Graveling, Principle Ergonomist, Institute of Occupational Medicine

Panel discussion
Rehabilitation after spinal surgery - strategies and expectations

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

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

Management of chronic low back pain and modern interventional procedures

Dr Ben Shamloo, Pain Specialist, Cedars Sinai Medical Centre, Los Angeles

Interventional management of spinal pain, the current UK practice

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

Panel discussion
Stratified digital and physical management of back pain in the occupational health space modelled on the National Back Pain and Radicular Pain Pathway (NICE 2017)

Mr Nick Birch, Consultant Spinal Specialist, The Chris Moody Rehabilitation and Sports Injury Centre, Northhamptonshire  

Title TBC

Speaker TBC

Panel discussion
Concluding remarks
Close of meeting


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom