Join leading experts at this in-person event to hear about the latest developments in the research, diagnosis and treatment of painful neuropathies.
Neuropathic pain is estimated to affect around one in 20 people in the Western world. There are many causes of neuropathic pain, including viral infection, HIV, chemotherapy, trauma and genetic disorders, but diabetes is the most common, and it is expected that over 50% of all adults with diabetes will be affected by neuropathy in their lifetime.
This clinical masterclass, for health professionals from primary care and beyond, will offer education on the categories and causes of painful neuropathy, practical screening and diagnostic advice, and the latest expert guidance around management and treatment.
Attendees to this event will gain:
A better understanding of how to categorise neuropathy, and the relationship between neuropathy and pain
An understanding of the risk factors and causes of painful neuropathies
Advice around diagnostics and screening, what needs a referral, and guidance for performing basic physical examinations
An understanding of the latest advice around assessment and management, and personalised and combined treatments for patients
A better understanding of the experience and practical difficulties that impact patients with this condition, such as difficulty walking down stairs and a loss of balance
The masterclass will open with a patient experience story from the BBC’s Fiona Talkington, followed by a discussion and audience Q&A session featuring Professor Andrew Rice, Professor of Pain Research at Imperial College London and Honorary Consultant in Pain Medicine at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Professor David Bennett, Professor of Neurology and Neurobiology and Head of the Division of Neurology at the University of Oxford, and Professor Solomon Tesfaye, Consultant Physician and Honorary Professor of Diabetic Medicine at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
We would like to thank the Alan and Sheila Diamond Charitable Trust for its generous support enabling free access to this event. The Trust supports a range of charitable organisations and this funding complements grants it has made to the University College of Osteopathy for work in the same field.
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