Please note this event has been cancelled.
It is recognised that patients undergoing surgery can experience pain after surgery and that for some patients this pain can persist beyond the expected time of healing. The aim of this meeting is to explore whether prehabilitation prior to surgery can lead to reduced pain after surgery.
Our multidisciplinary speakers will review the evidence as to whether changes in our diet, sleep, exercise regimen, pain medication, psychological preparation and managing our expectations can promote better outcomes.
This is a unique opportunity to have experts in their diverse fields come together to identify how we can help patients prepare prior to surgery for a less painful journey post-operatively.
Attendees can expect to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of pain prehabilitation prior to surgery.
- Appreciate why sleep is important and how lack of sleep can affect pain.
- Understand how pain medications can interfere with sleep. Understand how anxiety, depression and catastrophising can affect the level of pain that we experience.
- Know how best to manage the patient’s expectations of pain after surgery.
- Understand how the gut microbiome affects pain and are there changes that can be made to our diet prior to surgery.
- Understand the ways in which physical preparation and help to improve pain after surgery.
- Demonstrate and understanding of how opioids can adversely affect pain management and why we may need to decrease them prior to surgery.
- Understand the evidence for pre-emptive analgesia and what should be avoided
20% discount is available until 21 April 2020 for delegates attending 'Sleep and Pain' event being held on 22 May. To access this discount, please call customer service on 020 7290 3941.