About this section

The Pain Medicine Section’s purpose is to advance the understanding of the mechanisms and treatment of pain in all of its presentations and clinical settings and to provide educational activities that cover a wide range of medical and non-medical disciplines, exploring the impact of pain and delivering high-quality learning opportunities.

Upcoming events

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Sleep and pain

Join us as we bring together experts from two separate faculties, pain and sleep medicine, to explore the bidirectional link between pain and sleep. 

  • Price £30 - £133
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
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Novel developments in the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis

Join the Obstetrics & Gynaecology Section as we provide a comprehensive update on the recent developments in the understanding of pathophysiology of endometriosis, advances in the diagnosis and novel techniques in surgical treatment of endometriosis, including robotic surgery.

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


Pain Medicine Section: Andrew Lawson Prize


  • First prize: £200 and free attendance to a Pain Medicine meeting of your choice

Submission deadline

29 June 2020

Meeting date

Monday 7 September 2020

Open to

All medical students and trainees in pain medicine up to APT level. Submissions from trainees of other specialties will also be accepted.

Application guidelines

Submit a 3,000-word essay on the topic: Long-term pain, sleep, and pain medications: Vicious circles, or good cycles?

The winner will be required to present their essay at a Pain Medicine meeting.

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Section Council members

Section meetings and conferences are usually organised by members of the Section Council, led by the Section President and often in collaboration with specialist societies.


Dr Louise Clark


Sibtain Anwar