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Glasgow ASM 2015

Scientific Programme

Tuesday 21st April
09:50-10:00 Welcome in the Exchange Auditorium, Dr William Campbell, President of the British Pain Society; Professor Kate Seers, Chair of the Scientific Programme Committee
10:00-10:40 Pat Wall Lecture - Plenary Session 1
Neuropathic pain(s): implications of heterogeneity for translation, clinical assessment and prescribing
Professor Andrew Rice
10:40-11:10 Coffee Break: Technical and Poster Exhibition in the Exhibition Hall
11:10-12:40 Parallel Sessions A1-A6
A1: Pharmacological treatment of neuropathic pain
Professor Andrew Rice, Chair
o NeuPSIG 2014 guidelines for the treatment of neuropathic pain: systematic review and meta-analysis, Professor Andrew Rice
o Publication bias: detection and measurement of impact in clinical trials of neuropathic pain, Dr Emily Sena
o Placebo effects in clinical trials of neuropathic pain, Dr Lene Vase
A2: Engaging patients and professionals in pain education (Pain Education SIG)
Dr Emma Briggs, Chair
o Introduction: Patient education- opportunities, challenges and scenarios
o Patient education skills and competencies (facilitated discussion)
o Patients as co-educators and impact of simulated patient scenarios, Ms Geraldine Granath & Professor Michelle Briggs
A3: Opioid prescribing resource: the story to date
Professor Roger Knaggs & Dr Cathy Stannard, Co-chairs
o Why we need an opioid prescribing resource, Dr Sarah Dennison
o Opioid prescribing resource: stakeholders and scope, Dr Cathy Stannard
o Using the opioid prescribing resource, Professor Roger Knaggs
A4: Supported self-management: primary goal or last resort?
Dr Ollie Hart, Chair
o "If I was Prince Charles they'd have sorted this by now", Mr Neil Berry
o Promoting meaningful self-management with limited time, Mr Pete Moore
o Mindfulness - primary intervention AND last resort, Mr Gary Hennessey
A5: Dealing with diagnostic uncertainty
Professor Tamar Pincus, Chair
o The impact of diagnostic uncertainty on patients' outcomes in low back pain, Mrs Danijela Serbic
o Dealing with uncertainty in primary care, Professor Carolyn Chew-Graham
o Using CBT to manage uncertainty, Professor Athula Sumathipala
A6: Understanding where children and parents are coming from: the use of traditional and arts-based approaches of data collection
Dr Alison Twycross, Chair
o "It hurts, but….": can using collage, art and stories help generate a deeper appreciation of children's experiences of pain? Professor Bernie Carter
o "Does it have to be this way?": Parents' perspectives on their children's pain, Dr Joan Simons
o Children's and parents' perceptions of postoperative pain management: A study using interviews and questionnaires, Dr Alison Twycross

12:40-13:40 Lunch: Technical and Poster Exhibition in the Exhibition Hall
13:40-15:10 Parallel Sessions B1-B6
B1: Managing cultural diversity in chronic pain services
Dr Bianca Kuehler, Chair
o "East meets West": a comparison of pain services across London, Dr Angie Alamgir
o Improving the service provision and attendance rates for Arabic speaking women: a brief interpreted pain management programme, Ms Carol Sweet
o Services for victims of torture: providing a multidisciplinary pain assessment clinic at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Dr Susan Childs

B2: Debate: "Should we be adopting novel pain interventions based on controlled trials only?" (Interventional Pain Medicine SIG)
Dr Manohar Sharma, Chair
o Challenges of testing novel pain interventions, Dr Manohar Sharma
o "Should we be adopting novel pain interventions based on controlled trials only?" YES; Professor Turo Nurmikko
o "Should we be adopting novel pain interventions based on controlled trials only?" NO; Dr Rajesh Munglani
B3: Changing pain management from the inside: the Pain in Secure Environments initiative
Dr Cathy Stannard, Chair
o The problem of pain in prisons: a policy perspective, Mr Kieran Lynch
o Pain in secure environments: getting guidance into practice, Dr Cathy Stannard
o What we have learned from developing pain services in prisons, Dr Catherine Glover
B4: Primary care pain tools - evidence & consensus (Primary & Community Care SIG)
Dr Chris Barker, Chair
o Primary care pain tools - patient perspective, Ms Geraldine Granath
o Primary care pain tools - how? Dr Ann Taylor
o Primary care pain tools - you, Dr Martin Johnson
B5: Improving opioid management through shared decision making
Ms Emma Davies, Chair
o Opioids in chronic non-malignant pain: are patients really informed? Dr Louise Jeynes
o Are all shared decisions created equally?: Tailoring SDM to your patient, Dr Ollie Hart
o Opioid Treatment Agreements (OTA): A real-world perspective, Ms Christine Waters
B6: CBT, CAT, CFT, ACT- weaving together psychological therapies in the management of chronic pain
Mrs Meherzin Das, Chair
o Cognitive analytic therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy - when the past, present and future collide, Mrs Meherzin Das
o Understanding compassionate approaches that enable emotional and physiological changes so reduce distressing pain, Dr Frances Cole
o CBT for pain: panacea for the masses? Professor Tamar Pincus

15:10-15:35 Coffee Break: Technical and Poster Exhibition in the Exhibition Hall
15:35-16:15 Plenary Session 2
Leaning on the wind: reducing patient, professional and organisational barriers to pain management through education
Professor Eloise Carr
17:45-18:45 SIG Business Meetings

Wednesday 22nd April
09:15-09:55 Plenary Session 3
Degrees of difference and connection: exploring the experience of pain in the lives of children and adults
Professor Bernie Carter
10:00-10:45 Poster Viewing Session in the Exhibition Hall, poster judging and tours
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break: Technical and Poster Exhibition in the Exhibition Hall
11:00-12:30 Parallel Sessions C1-C6
C1: The issue of ethics when producing medical reports (Medico-legal SIG)
Dr Kevin Markham, Chair
o Impartiality when producing medical reports. What does it mean? Dr Kevin Markham
o Instructing a medical expert in pain management. What does the claimant solicitor want? Mr Mark Torn
o Instructing a medical expert in pain management. What does the defendant solicitor require? Mr John Lezemore
C2: Cancer related bone pain
Professor Marie Fallon, Chair
o Mechanisms of cancer induced bone pain - translation to the clinic, Dr Lesley Colvin
o Treatment strategies for cancer induced bone pain, Dr Chris Kane
o Interventions for cancer induced bone pain, Dr Paul Farquhar-Smith
C3: Vulvodynia: a gynaecological enigma?
Dr Winston de Mello, Chair
o Vulvodynia-"sorry its not my problem!" Mr David Nunns
o Women's experiences of vulvodynia: what do we know? Dr Rebekah Shallcross
o How can a pain clinic help patients with vulvodynia?, Dr Winston de Mello
C4: The difficulties of assessing pain in children who cannot express themselves
Dr Sandrine Geranton, Chair
o Do those with Rett syndrome feel pain differently? A basic scientist point of view, Dr Sandrine Geranton
o "My child is like a Rubik's Cube": the challenges for parents and professionals in assessing the pain of children with profound cognitive impairment, Professor Bernie Carter
o Developing novel multimodal methods of pain assessment in preverbal infants, Dr L Fabrizi
C5: Commissioning in England - an update
Dr Andrew Baranowski, Chair
o Commissioning a community pain management service - the commissioning pitfalls, Ms Val Conway
o Codes used for pain management and MDT - how to optimise recognition through remuneration for work undertaken, Dr Ola Olukoga
o The NHS England back and radicular pain Pathfinder Project - NHS England's view as to what should be commissioned, Ms Kate Grady
C6: Therapeutic Laughter - for health, happiness, managing stress: Is it a good medicine, let alone the best? (Patient Liaison Committee)
Mr Antony Chuter, Chair
o Participatory laughing. Ha bloody ha. Mr Robin Graham
o A patient's experience of laughter-yoga helping with pain, Ms Dorothy Tomes

12:30-13:30 Lunch: Technical and Poster Exhibition in the Exhibition Hall
13:30-14:10 Plenary Session 4
Pain and psychiatry: scientific knowledge and clinical practice
Professor George Ikkos
14:10-14:50 Plenary Session 5
Harm and how we understand it
Dr Sheena Derry
14:50-15:15 Coffee Break: Technical and Poster Exhibition in the Exhibition Hall
15:15-16:25 Satellite Symposium
16:30-17:10 Plenary Session 6
Abnormal peripheral nociceptors in fibromyalgia: cause or epiphenomenon?
Dr Jordi Serra
17:15-18:30 British Pain Society Annual General Meeting - members only

Thursday 23rd April
09:15-09:55 Plenary Session 7
25 years of acute pain services: how far have we come and where do we need to go?
Dr Jane Quinlan
09:55-11:10 Plenary Session 8 - Prize Paper Presentations
Prize paper presentations of the top 5 posters from students and trainees.
11:10-11:35 Coffee Break: Technical and Poster Exhibition in the Exhibition Hall
11:35-13:05 Parallel Sessions D1-D6
D1: Chronic post-surgical pain (Acute Pain & Neuropathic Pain SIGs)
Dr Andrea Magides, Chair
o Acute post-surgical neuropathic pain. What is it? How common is it and what can be done about it? Dr Mark Rockett
o Incidence and risk factors for chronic post-operative pain: a research perspective, Dr Katie Warnaby
o Strategies of prevention of persistent post-surgical pain: the role of peri-operative anti-neuropathics, Dr Carsten Bantel
D2: Identifying the mechanism of action: neuromodulation
Dr Simon Thomson, Chair
o Mechanism of action for spinal cord stimulation, Dr Ganesan Baranidharan
o Does frequency effect clinical outcomes of neurostimulation? Dr Simon Thomson
o Can we alter sensitisation after neuromodulation, Dr Vivek Mehta
D3: Foot pain
Dr Kathryn R. Martin, Chair
o The epidemiology of foot pain, Dr Jody Riskowski
o Clinical care and treatment of foot pain, Dr Gordon Hendry
o Next steps in foot pain research, Dr Kathryn R. Martin
D4: Pros and cons of encouraging people in pain to take risks if they are afraid of falling (Pain Management Programmes SIG & Pain in Older People SIG)
Dr Zoey Malpus, Chair
o Managing risk of falling in older adults, Professor Pat Schofield
o Pain interference is associated with psychological concerns related to falls in community dwelling older adults, Dr Brendon Stubbs
o Unintended consequences of safety behaviours and risk management when people are afraid of falling, Dr Zoey Malpus
D5: Researching the effectiveness of facet joint injections
Professor David Walsh, Chair
o Setting the scene; what might be the right research questions, and what outcome are we looking for? Professor Martin Underwood
o Who has facet joint pain and how should they be treated without injections? Dr Melinda Cairns
o What exactly is a facet joint injection? Dr Hugh Antrobus
D6: What health psychology can add to pain management
Professor Karen Rodham, Chair
o Behaviour change in chronic pain - applying a health psychology approach, Mrs Roseanna Brady
o Coping with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: the role of health psychology, Professor Karen Rodham
o Health psychology in action and beyond, Dr Sue Peacock

13:05-13:50 Lunch: Technical and Poster Exhibition in the Exhibition Hall
13:50-14:35 Plenary Session 9 + Poster Prize Awards
Neuropathic pain matters
Professor Per Hansson
14:35-15:15 BPS Lecture - Plenary Session 10
The painful workplace
Professor Dame Carol Black
15:25-16:25 SIG Business Meetings and Council Meeting for elected council







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