About this event

  • Date and time Fri 22 Jan 2021 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Pain Medicine, Anaesthesia

Chronic pain following trauma and surgery is recognised but at the same time is incredibly difficult to manage once it is established. Part 2 of this two-part webinar series will focus on the impact of early post-operative and critical care management of trauma patients. Join us to explore ways to minimise the severity of acute pain as well as the transition to persistent pain states.

You'll hear from internationally renowned speakers on approaches to treat established chronic pain in survivors. Novel techniques will be described but you'll also be given a reflection of the limitations of pharmacology and the need to follow up with patients to treat psychological morbidity at an early stage. 

This webinar seeks to teach doctors about opioid sparing strategies for sedation and analgesia for trauma patients, especially in the post-operative period. Discussions will cover the recovery and rehabilitation phases to recognise how to minimise the burden of chronic pain and treat the psychological consequences of trauma. 

During this session, you'll be able to:

  • Update knowledge on sedation and analgesia strategies for the critically unwell and post-operative trauma patients

  • Become aware of the limitations of medicines alone in the management of long term pain 

  • Be able to describe innovative approaches to chronic pain, including neuromodulation techniques, radiofrequency, Qutenza and botox

  • Understand how post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) develops and what can be done about it 

A CPD certificate with 2 CPD credits will be issued to those joining the webinar live as well as those who watch the recording afterwards. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the webinar to those who watch it live and after 30 days for those that watch the recording. 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

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We would like to thank our sponsors Abbott Medical UK LTD, Grünenthal Ltd, Medtronic and Neuraxpharm UK Ltd for their support of this webinar. Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsors.

Key speakers

Professor Neil Greenberg 

Professor of Defence Mental Health, Psychological Medicine, King's Centre for Mental Health Research, Kings College


View the programme

Welcome and introduction
Sedation and analgesia on the intensive care unit following trauma

Dr Peter Shirley, President, Critical Care Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, Trauma Unit, The Royal London Hospital

The limitation of medicines in the management of long-term pain

Dr Cathy Stannard, Consultant in Complex Pain/Pain Transformation Programme Clinical Lead, NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group

Panel discussion
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and what to do about it

Professor Neil Greenberg, Professor of Defence Mental Health, Psychological Medicine, King's Centre for Mental Health Research, Kings College London

Innovative approaches to long term pain

Dr Sarah Love-Jones, Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia, North Bristol NHS Trust, Council of the British Pain Society

Panel Discussion
Closing remarks
End of webinar




Disclaimer:All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Special rates for difficult times 

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

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