About this event

  • Date and time Mon 20 Mar 2023 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine

Join leading experts at this in-person event discussing developments in the prevention, treatment, and further study of painful neuropathies.

In the UK, individuals over 55 have a 1 in 10 chance of being affected by peripheral neuropathy, with diabetes being the leading cause. Treatments for painful neuropathies depend largely on the individual, focusing on the type of symptoms, nerve damage and location specific to the patient.

Building on our inaugural masterclass in painful neuropathies; this evening programme will cover the most recent clinical developments in emerging therapies, hear from patients who are receiving accessible treatments, and reflect on what experts anticipate will be available in the future.

To hear what was discussed in the previous masterclass, please click here.

Attendees will be able to:

  • Understand treatments currently available, including their success and limitations
  • Develop awareness of emerging therapies that have been found to be effective
  • Receive an update on recent advances and areas of research in the treatment of neuropathies

The masterclass will start with a patient keynote speech, followed by a panel discussion including Professor Praveen Anand, Professor of Clinical Neurology and Head of Centre for Clinical Translation, Imperial College London; Professor Lesley Colvin, Professor of Pain Medicine, Honorary Consultant of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, Head of the Division of Population Health and Genomics, University of Dundee; Dr Stephanie Barrett, Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist at Chelsea Rheumatology Clinic; and Mr David Hohenschurz-Schmidt, Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London. This panel discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A session. The meeting will conclude with a tribute to Mrs Sheila Diamond.

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.

This evening will be dedicated to the memory of Mrs Sheila Diamond, a committed philanthropic supporter of many initiatives and activities over the past four decades.


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Standard pricing available until 20 March 2023.

There will be a deposit of £30 required to register for this event, which will be refundable on the day. For identification purposes, please bring a form of ID with you into the building on the day of this event.


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Clinical Masterclass

Welcome and introduction
Patient keynote
Panel discussion

Dr Stephanie Barrett, Consultant Physician, Rheumatologist, Chelsea Rheumatology Clinic

Professor Praveen Anand, Professor, Clinical Neurology and Head, Centre for Clinical Translation, Imperial College London

Professor Lesley Colvin, Professor, Pain Medicine, Honorary Consultant, Anaesthesia & Pain Medicine, Head, Division of Population Health and Genomics, University of Dundee

David Hohenschurz-Schmidt, Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgery and Cancer

Q&A session

Slido and audience questions

Closing remarks


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

Registration for this event will close at 1:00am on 19 March 2023. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

The agenda is subject to change at any time 

If the event is recorded, we are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. There is no guarantee that all sessions will be available after the event, this is at the presenters and RSM's discretion. 

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations. 

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 

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