About this event

  • Date and time Fri 13 May 2022 from 9:45am to 5:20pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Pain Medicine

This live stream 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 live stream 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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Standard pricing available until 13 May 2022.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£36.00 £27.00 £27.00 £27.00 £18.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP AHP / Nurse / Midwife Non Healthcare Professional Trainee Student
£66.00 £50.00 £50.00 £50.00 £33.00

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, Honorary Associate Professor, University College London


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Welcome and introduction

Professor Ashish Shetty, Honorary Secretary, Pain Section, Royal Society of Medicine, Associate Professor, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Mr Pankaj Madan, Council Member, Pain Section, Royal Society of Medicine, Barrister, 12 King's Bench Walk and Dr Rajesh Munglani, Consultant in Pain Medicine, Papworth Hospital

Session one: Neuro-biological basis of pain

Chaired by: Professor Ashish Shetty

Orthopaedic causes of pain

Mr Peter Hull, Consultant Trauma Surgeon, Addenbrookes Hospital

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

Panel discussion
Comfort break

Session two: Biopsychosocial pain

Chaired by: Mr Pankaj Madan

Pelvic pain – How is it different?

Professor Ashish Shetty

The biopsychosocial model of pain

Dr Patrick Hill, Consultant Psychologist

Panel discussion

Session three: Medicolegal pain

Chaired by: Professor Ashish Shetty

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

Dr Rajesh Munglani

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

Mr Pankaj Madan

Panel discussion
Comfort 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



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 live stream will close 2 hours prior to the start timeYou will receive the link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

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