About this event

  • Date and time Fri 13 May 2022 from 9:00am to 10:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Pain Medicine

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

This unique event aims to provide an understanding of the medical and legal perspectives in pain conditions. Join us to understand the biological, social and psychological basis of chronic pain conditions.

Our multidisciplinary expert panel working in legal, medical and governance fields will help to understand the complex subject of pain. Participants will be able to gain an understanding from a medicolegal perspective in assessing complex conditions.

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Learning objectives include:

  • Understand and differentiate peripheral and central pain  
  • Etiology and mechanisms of pelvic pain condition 
  • The role of psychology on pain and pain on the psychology 
  • The legality and ethics of cannabis in pain medicine 
  • Can we legally define pain?
  • Insights from cognitive neurobiology of dream states

This event is available for on-demand viewing. The recording will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the live broadcast via Zoom.

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We would like to thank our sponsor Grow Pharma Ltd for their support of this meeting. Please note that none of the companies listed have had any influence or involvement over the agenda, content or organisation of the meetings.

Key speakers

Mr Pankaj Madan

Barrister, 12 King’s Bench Walk

Dr Rajesh Munglani

Consultant, Pain Medicine, Papworth Hospital

Baroness Susan Greenfield

Scientist, House of Lords

Mr Tom Quick

Consultant Peripheral Nerve Surgeon, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and Honorary Associate Professor, University College London


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Dr Sibtain Anwar, President, Pain Section, Royal Society of Medicine 

Session one: Neuro-biological basis of pain

Chaired by: Professor Ashish Shetty, Honorary Secretary, Pain Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Associate Professor, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Peripheral nerves and the generation of pain

Mr Tom Quick, Consultant Peripheral Nerve Surgeon, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and Honorary Associate Professor, University College London

Pelvic pain – how is it different?

Professor Ashish Shetty

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Session two: Biopsychosocial pain

Chaired by: Susan Rodway QC, Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers

Pain: What should we be treating, to treat pain effectively? Some thoughts on medical cannabis

Dr Rajesh Munglani, Consultant in Pain Medicine, Papworth Hospital

The biopsychosocial model of pain

Dr Patrick Hill, Consultant Psychologist

Panel discussion

Session three: Medicolegal pain

Chaired by: Professor Ashish Shetty

Consenting in cannabis treatment

Susan Rodway QC

Chronic pain and complex regional pain syndrome: Can you legally define and prove it? How do you consent for treatment uncertainty?

Mr Pankaj Madan, Council Member, Pain Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Barrister, Exchange Chambers, 12 King's Bench Walk

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Session four

Chaired by: Dr Rajesh Munglani

The brain in chronic pain

Dr Steven Allder, Consultant Neurologist, Re:Cognition Health

Why don’t we experience pain in dreams? 

Baroness Susan Greenfield, Scientist, House of Lords

Panel discussion
Close of meeting and drinks reception

For those who have pre-registered



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

Registration for this event will close on Thursday 12 May 2022 at 1am BST. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

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