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.

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.

Interested in joining the Section Council?

Section Councils play a pivotal role at the RSM and we are always looking for members who would like to get involved. If you would like to apply, please complete our application form and a Council representative will be in touch.

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Dr Sibtain Anwar
Dr Ashish Shetty
Honorary Secretary

Upcoming pain medicine events and webinars

View all events and webinars being run by the Pain Medicine Section.

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Prizes & awards

Pain Medicine Section: Andrew Lawson Prize


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

Submission deadline

Sunday 7 November 2021

Meeting date

Friday 28 January 2022

Open to

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

Application guidelines

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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