About this event

  • Date and time Wed 24 Mar 2021 from 8:45am to 4:00pm
  • 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.

Attendees can expect to:

  • 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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Early bird pricing available until 31 October 2020.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£95.00 £55.00 £55.00 £55.00 £30.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP Non Healthcare Professional AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee Student
£150.00 £95.00 £75.00 £75.00 £45.00

Key speakers

Dr Manojit Sinha

Consultant Pain Medicine, King's College Hospital, London


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Please note that the programme is subject to change

Registration, tea and coffee
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
Tea and coffee break
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

Session two

Chair: Dr Dina Abdel-Gadir

Interventional management of spinal pain, the current UK practice

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

Tea and coffee break
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


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

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