This unique event brings together experts in diverse fields to identify how we can help patients prepare prior to surgery and ensure a less painful postoperative journey.
There are limited free bursary places available to students, AHPs, and nurses on a first come, first served basis. To claim your free place, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
During this session, attendees will be able 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 an 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
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- First prize: £200 and one year free RSM membership and free attendance to the meeting
- Second prize: £100
- Third prize: £50
Tuesday 16 November 2021
Friday 28 January 2022
All medical students and trainees in pain medicine up to APT level, submissions from trainees of other specialities will also be accepted.
Submissions from all medical students and trainees in pain medicine up to APT level are invited for the Andrew Lawson Prize in pain medicine. The title of the essay this year is "What can be done to prevent pain?". Essays should be no longer than 2000-3000 words.
The winner of the prize will receive £200, free attendance to a Pain Medicine Section meeting of their choice and will be expected to make a twenty-minute presentation (including Q&A) on the topic of their essay at an upcoming Pain Medicine Section meeting at the Royal Society of Medicine on 28 January 2022.
The winning essay will be published in the British Pain Society’s ‘Pain News' and therefore award of the Prize is conditional on using original diagrams only (rather than copyrighted material) and completing the editorial process in terms of standardising references, etc. to the format of the publication. For guidance please follow this link.
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