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Reports from the Manchester 2014 Bournemouth 2013, Liverpool 2012, Edinburgh 2011, Manchester 2010, Sandown Park 2009, Liverpool 2008, Glasgow 2007, Harrogate 2006, Edinburgh 2005, Manchester 2004, Glasgow 2003 and Bournemouth 2002 Annual Scientific Meetings can be found below.


Manchester 2014

The 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting was held at the Manchester Central.

Number of participants: 574 participants attended the meeting.

Scientific Programme: The plenary sessions for the 2014 ASM were as follows:

  • Postoperative pain - what are the future challenges? Professor Henrik Kehlet (Copenhagen, Denmark)

  • The surgical treatment of facial pain, Professor Paul Eldridge (Liverpool)
    Psychology and back pain - where next? Developments and opportunities to decrease disability, Professor Tamar Pincus (London)

  • Genetics of pain: examples from osteoarthritis and post-surgery pain persistence, Dr Ana Valdes (Nottingham)

  • At the translational interface of pain: new drug developments for neuropathic pain, Professor David Wynick (Bristol)

  • Longstanding Complex Regional pain Syndrome: how to we treat today - how will we manage tomorrow? Dr Andreas Goebel (Liverpool)

British Pain Society Patrick Wall Lecture: Gain control mechanisms of pain sensitivity, Professor Rolf-Detlef Treede (Mannheim, Germany)

British Pain Society Lecture: Pain treatment is a human right, yet pain relief is often inadequate; how do we resolve the paradox? Professor Sir Michael Bond (Glasgow)

Poster Exhibition: 118 posters made up this year's poster exhibition

Winner of the oral poster prize presentations:

1st Prize: Strong opioid utilisation within UK primary care: a longitudinal cohort study of non-cancer strong opioid users
Jane Harvey, Roger Knaggs, Li-Chia Chen

2nd Prize: Reproducible placebo analgesic responses across different modalities
Matthew Leung, Andrea Power, Manuela Hunter, Timothy Rainey, Ann Lenton, Anthony Jones

3rd Prize: Long term effects of perioperative epidural ketamine on pain processing after lower limb amputation: analysis of a double blinded randomised controlled trial fMRI subgroup
Marta Seretny, Liana Romaniuk, Heather Whalley, John Wilson, Alastair Nimmo, Susan Fleetwood-Walker, Marie Fallon, Lesley Colvin

Runners up:

  • The impact of cortical remapping interventions on pain and disability in chronic low back pain: a systematic review
    Peter Daffada, Nicola Walsh, Candy McCabe, Shea Palmer

  • The use of peri-operative gabapentin to reduce acute post-operative and chronic pain after pectus excavatum repair
    Rajiv Malhotra, Rishi Diwan

  • Long-term results from a randomised controlled trial (RCT) of telephone delivered cognitive behaviour therapy (tCBT) and exercise in the management of chronic widespread pain (CWP), and predictors of treatment-effectiveness
    Marcus Beasley, Gordon Prescott, Graham Scotland, John McBeth, Philip Keeley, Karina Lovell, Philip Hannaford, Paul McNamee, Deborah Symmons, Steve Woby, Gary Macfarlane

List of exhibitors:

Actavis
Almirall Ltd.
Arcomedical Infusion Ltd.
Astellas Pharma Ltd.
Boston Scientific Ltd.
Breathworks
British Pain Society
British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis
BVM Medical Ltd.
CareFusion
CME Medical Ltd.
dorsaVi Ltd.
Fresenius Kabi Ltd.
Grünenthal Ltd.
Hospira UK Ltd.
ICT4Rehab
ICT SIG
Kimberly-Clark Ltd.
Medtronic Ltd.
Mela Solutions Ltd.
Napp Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
NeuroTherm Ltd.
Nevro Corporation
Optimus Medical Ltd. .
Pain Concern
Pentland Medical Ltd.
Pfizer Ltd.
ProStrakan Group Plc
SAGE, Publishers of the British Journal of Pain and Pain News
Sandoz
Somedic AB.
Teva UK Ltd.
Trigeminal Neuralgia Association UK
University of Edinburgh
Wisepress


Bournemouth 2013

The 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting was held at the Bournemouth international Centre.

Number of participants: 562 participants attended the meeting.

Scientific Programme: The plenary sessions for the 2013 ASM were as follows:

  • Pain in the whole person - the challenge for primary care, Professor Peter Croft (Keele)
    Affective modulation of pain: the role of endocannabinoid system, Dr David Finn (Galway)
    Managing pain in children: are they small adults? Dr Suellen Walker (London)
  • Psychosocial perspectives on gender differences in pain, Dr Edmund Keogh (Bath)
  • Osteoarthritis pain; new directions, Professor David Walsh (Nottingham)
    Fatigue and pain - separable but inseparable? Professor Sarah Hewlett (Bristol)

British Pain Society Patrick Wall Lecture: Avoiding pain: a defensive space surrounding the body, Dr Giandomenico Iannetti (London)

British Pain Society Lecture: When the cure is worse than the disease: strategies for safe opioid prescribing, Dr Cathy Stannard (Bristol)

Poster Exhibition: 137 posters made up this year's poster exhibition

Winner of the oral poster prize presentations:

  • 1st Prize: Psychological stress and widespread pain: the moderating effects of childhood abuse
    April Woodward, Paul Campbell, Francis Creed, Barbara Tomenson, John McBeth

Runners up:

  • Publication bias, heterogeneity and quality assessment of research on the prevalence of chronic pain. A meta-analysis, Raga Elzahaf

  • Pain communication through body posture: The creation and validation of a new stimulus set of affective body posture images including pain
    Joseph Walsh, Edmund Keogh, Christopher Eccleston

  • Is there a correlation between pressure pain thresholds and the level of endocannabinoids in cerebrospinal fluid or serum?
    Danielle Reid, Katherine Chatten, Emma-Louise Page, Celia Morgan, Amod Manocha, Sumit Gulati, Brigitta Brandner

  • Brain Cortical Thickness Correlates of Chronic Pain duration in Knee Osteoarthritis
    Hamza Alshuft, Jennifer Dixon, Laura Condon, Robert Dineen, Dorothee Auer

List of exhibitors:
Allergan Ltd.
Archimedes Pharma Ltd.
Astellas Pharma Ltd.
Boston Scientific Ltd.
The British Pain Society
BVM Medical Ltd.
Fresenius Kabi Ltd.
Grünenthal Ltd.
Hospira UK Ltd.
Medtronic Ltd.
Mela Solutions Ltd.
Minta Medical Ltd.
Napp Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
NeuroTherm Ltd.
Nevro Corporation
Optimus Medical Ltd. .
Pain Concern/Pain UK
PAjunk UK Medical Products Ltd.
Pfizer Ltd.
SAGE, Publishers of the British Journal of Pain (the Official Journal of the British Pain Society)
Sandoz
Sarstedt Ltd.
Teva UK Ltd.
Trigeminal Neuralgia Association
University of Edinburgh
Vygon UK Ltd.
Wisepress


Liverpool 2012

The 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting was held at the ACC/BT Convention Centre, Liverpool.

Number of participants: 585 participants attended the meeting.

Scientific Programme: The plenary sessions for the 2012 ASM were as follows:

  • Peripheral contributions to chronic visceral pain states, Professor Gerald Gebhart (Pittsburgh, USA)
  • Optimising pain management in older persons, Dr Gisèle Pickering (Clermont-Ferrand, France)
  • A Clinician’s guide to the Jungle of psychological therapies for pain, Professor Mark Jensen (Seattle, USA)
  • The role of neuroinflammation in the pathogenesis of neuropathic pain, Dr David Bennett (London, UK)
  • Chronic migraine- difficult for patients,difficult for doctors, Dr David Watson (Aberdeen, Scotland)
  • Cancer pain classification: are we reaching an international system and how may it influence clinical practice? Professor Stein Kaasa (Trondheim, Norway)
  • Evidence-based management of musculoskeletal pain in primary care, Professor Nadine Foster (Staffordshire, UK)
  • A normal psychology of pain, Professor Christopher Eccleston (Bath, UK)

British Pain Society Patrick Wall Lecture: the eleventh British Pain Society Patrick Wall lecture was given by Professor Gerald Gebhart on the peripheral contributions to chronic visceral pain state.

British Pain Society Lecture: the seventh British Pain Society Lecture was given by Professor Chris Eccleston on a normal psychology of pain.

Poster Exhibition: 154 posters made up this year's poster exhibition

Winners of the prize paper presentations:

  • 1st Prize: Mapping of central changes, using continuous arterial spin labelling, induced by post-surgical pain after third molar surgery before and after paracetamol infusion
    Nadine Khawaja1, Matthew Howard, Steven Williams, Tara Renton

Runners up

  • Effect of motor cortex rTMS on neuropathic pain after spinal cord injury
    Fanny Jetté, Hadj B. Meziane, Isabelle Côté, Catherine Mercier

  • A systematic review of the prevalence of neuropathic pain in the general population worldwide: initial findings
    Raga Elzahaf, Osama Tashani, Mark Johnson

  • An early warning scoring system to detect complications of epidural analgesia
    James Day, Jane Quinlan, Mark Stoneham

  • Concordance between Study Aims, Therapy, Measures and Results within Randomised Controlled Studies of Chronic Pain in Children
    Emma Fisher, Christopher Eccleston

List of exhibitors
Action on Pain
Astellas
Boston Scientific Ltd
Breathworks
BVM Medical
CME Medical UK Ltd
Cosman Medical
D.T.T. (UK) Ltd
Dallas Burston Ashbourne Ltd
Grunenthal Ltd
Lilly UK
MAC Clinical Research
Medtronic
Mela Solutions
MSD (Merck)
Napp
NeuroTherm Limited
Nevro
Pain Concern/Pain UK
Pain Toolkit
Pajunk UK
Pfizer
PMP Team UABristol
Prostrakan
Royal Society of Medicine
Sage
Sanofi Pasteur
Stryker UK Ltd
TEVA UK Ltd
The University of Edinburgh
Trigeminal Neuralgia Association UK
Wisepress Ltd


Edinburgh 2011

The 2011 Joint British & Canadian Pain Societies Annual Scientific Meeting was held in Edinburgh at the EICC.

Number of participants: 874 participants attended the meeting.

Scientific Programme: The plenary sessions for the 2011 Joint ASM were as follows:

  • Disrupted inhibition; a common link between chronic pain and drug dependence,
    Professor Yves De Koninck (Québec, Canada)
  • Effect of attention or nerve injury on central pain processing, Dr Karen Davis (Toronto, Canada)
  • The epidemiology of chronic pain: current knowledge and future direction, Professor Gary Macfarlane (Aberdeen, UK)
  • Opioids in acute pain medicine - why one size does not fit all, Associate Professor Pamela Macintyre (Adelaide, Australia)
  • Roses from hell: update on herpes zoster and post herpetic neuralgia, Professor Andrew Rice (London, UK)
  • Peripheral dysregulation of sodium channels in experimental neuropathic pain, Dr Isabelle Décosterd (Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Can we change the face of childhood immunisation to one without pain?, Dr Anna Taddio (Toronto, Canada)
  • Arthritis Pain and the Endocannabinoid System, Dr Jason J McDougall (Glasgow, UK)
  • Persistent post-surgical pain, Dr William Macrae (Dundee, Scotland)

British Pain Society Patrick Wall Lecture: the tenth British Pain Society Patrick Wall lecture was given by Professor Yves De Koninck on dirupted inhibition, a common link between chronic pain and drug dependence.

British Pain Society Lecture: the sixth British Pain Society Lecture was given by Dr William Macrae on persistent post-surgical pain


Poster Exhibition: 254 posters made up this year's poster exhibition

Winners of the prize paper presentations:

  • 1st Prize: The functional development of glycinergic signalling in infant spinal sensory circuits
    Stephanie Koch

Runners up

  • The effect of single and repeated mechanical cutaneous stimulation on spinal flexion withdrawal reflex activity in preterm and full-term infants
    Laura Corneilssen

  • Chronic neuropathic pain in rats causes long-term increases in anxiety-like behaviours and deficits in attentional abilities
    Lucie Low

  • Associations between anticipatory distress toward immunization and past immunization distress responses
    Rachel Horton

  • Individually tailored exercise and telephone delivered cognitive behaviour therapy (T-CBT) in the management of chronic widespread pain (CWP): results from a primary care based randomised control trial.
    Chrysa Gkazinou

List of exhibitors
Algotec Research & Development Ltd.
Archimedes Pharma Ltd.
Astellas Pharma Ltd.
AstraZeneca UK Ltd.
BVM Medical Ltd.
Cardiff University-Pain Community Centre
Cephalon UK Ltd.
CME McKinley UK Ltd.
Codman, a Johnson & Johnson Company
Diversionary Therapy Technologies
Eli Lilly & Company Ltd.
Flynn Pharma Ltd.
Grünenthal Ltd.
Grünenthal Ltd. >CHANGE PAIN
MAC UK Neuroscience
Meda Pharmaceuticals
Medtronic Ltd.
Merck, Sharpe & Dohme
Napp Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
NeuroTherm Ltd.
Nycomed UK Ltd.
Pfizer Ltd.
Philips Respironics
ProStrakan Ltd.
Smiths Medical Ltd.
Somedic
Stryker UK Ltd.
The British Pain Society
The Canadian Pain Society
Wockhardt UK Ltd.


Manchester 2010

The 2010 Annual Scientific Meeting was held at Manchester Central.

Number of participants: 660 participants attended the meeting; 60% of these being members of the Society.

Scientific Programme: The plenary sessions for the 2010 ASM were as follows:

  • The control of nociceptor excitability, Professor Martin Koltzenburg (London, UK)
  • Mechanisms of pain in functional gastrointestinal disease, Professor Qasim Aziz (London, UK)
  • Ketamine - old and dirty or new and sexy? Dr Rae Frances Bell (Bergen, Norway)
  • The preterm infant and pain – a critical experience? Professor Neil Marlow (London, UK)
  • The painful truth in older age: what you should know about persistent pain in older persons, Professor Stephen Gibson (Victoria, Australia)
  • Education and cancer pain: messages, messengers and media, Professor Mike Bennett (Lancaster, UK)
  • Advances in the science and clinical evidence in acute pain management, Professor Richard Langford (London, UK)
  • Contemporary issues in paediatric chronic pain management, Dr Tonya Palermo (Oregon, United States)
  • Embedding psychological principles within clinical care: the journey from clinical rehabilitation to secondary prevention, Professor Chris Main (Keele, UK)

British Pain Society Patrick Wall Lecture: the ninth British Pain Society Patrick Wall lecture was given by Professor Martin Koltzenburg on the control of nociceptor excitability.

British Pain Society Lecture: the fifth British Pain Society Lecture was given by Professor Chris Main on embedding psychological principles within clinical care.


Poster Exhibition: 130 posters made up this year's poster exhibition

Winners of the prize paper presentations:

  • 1st Prize: The impact of pain severity, as defined by the EQ-5D index, on personal economic circumstances: findings from the England Health Survey
    Chris Ll. Morgan, Peter Conway, Craig J.
    Currie

Runners up

  • Opioid induced androgen deficiency (OPIAD): is it a problem?
    Deepak Ravindran, John Lee

  • An examination of acceptance and values at the interface of primary and secondary care in adults with chronic pain
    Kevin E. Vowles, Julie Ashworth, David Beachill, Carol Graham, Jon Packham, Gail Sowden & Nicky Stanyer

  • Acute pain in medical inpatients – time to stop suffering in silence
    Dr Mark Rockett

  • The interruptive effect of pain: an examination of seven tasks of attention
    David J Moore, Edmund Keogh, Christopher Eccleston

List of exhibitors
Action on Pain
Algotec Ltd.
Archimedes Pharma Ltd.
Astellas Pharma Ltd.
Bristol Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Cephalon UK Ltd.
>CHANGE PAIN (Grünenthal Ltd.)
Chronic Pain Policy Coalition
CME McKinley UK Ltd.
Codman, a Johnson & Johnson Company
CP Cases Medical Ltd.
Diros Technology Inc.
Eisai Ltd.
Eli Lilly and Company Ltd. and Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd.
Flynn Pharma Ltd.
Grünenthal Ltd.
Janssen Cilag Ltd.
Medtronic Neuromodulation
Mela Solutions Ltd.
Napp Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Neurotechnics
Neurotherm Ltd.
NHS Evidence
Nycomed UK Ltd.
Pain Concern
Pfizer Ltd.
Physio-Med Services Ltd.
Prostrakan Ltd.
Sanofi Pasteur MSD
Shire Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Smiths Medical Ltd.
Stitchlinks
St Jude Medical UK Ltd.
Stryker UK Ltd.
The British Pain Society
The National Pain Audit
The North British Pain Association
Trigeminal Neuralgia Association UK
University of Edinburgh
Wisepress
Wolverson X-Ray Ltd.


Sandown Park 2009

The 2009 Annual Scientific Meeting was held at Sandown Park in Esher, Surrey.

Number of participants: 732 participants attended the meeting; 76% of these being members of the Society.

Scientific Programme: The plenary sessions for the 2009 ASM were as follows:

  • The role of nerve injury in chronic postoperative pain, Professor Troels Staehelin Jensen (Aarhus, Denmark)
  • Chronic Cancer Pain: A new disease entity?, Professor Allen Burton (Texas, United Status)
  • Pain and evidence: where do we go from here?, Professor Andrew Moore (Oxford, UK)
  • Facing the challenges of clinical research in musculoskeltal pain: learning from the experience of acute and chronic pain, Professor Sallie Lamb (Warwick, UK)
  • CBT: Current evidence and state of the art, Professor Stephen Morley (Leeds, UK)
  • Environment and Pain, Professor Roger Ulrich (Texas, United States)
  • Pharmacological management of cancer pain - can science triumph over pragmatism?, Professor Sam Ahmedzai (Sheffield, UK)
  • Pain relief in childhood: the road behond and the road ahead, Dr Neil Schechter (Connecticut, United States)
  • Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, Dr Beverly Collett (Leicester, UK)

British Pain Society Patrick Wall Lecture: the eighth British Pain Society Patrick Wall lecture was given by Professor Troels Staehelin Jensen (Aarhus, Denmark) on The role of nerve injury in chronic postoperative pain

British Pain Society Lecture: the fourth British Pain Society Lecture was given by Dr Beverly Collett on Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

Poster Exhibition: 133 posters made up this year's poster exhibition

Winners of the prize paper presentations:

  • 1st Prize: Post Opioid Hyperalgesia as a non-nerve injury model of hyperalgesia: defining the neural correlates
    V. A. Wanigasekera, M.C. Lee, R. Rogers, P Hu, I Tracey

Runners up

  • Lifecourse influences on chronic widespread pain in adulthood: childhood behaviour
    Dong Pang, Gareth T. Jones, Chris Power, Gary J. Macfarlane

  • Hypervigilance to pain predicts pain sensitivity
    Corinna Baum, Claudia Huber, Miriam Kunz, Stefan Lautenbacher

  • Novel Assessment of Ongoing Post-Surgical Trigeminal Pain using MR Perfusion Imaging
    Nadine Khawaja, Tara Renton, Matthew Howard, Kristina Krause, Steve Williams

  • Towards evidence-based paravertebral analgesia for thoracotomy: A systematic review and meta-analysis
    A Kotzé, AJ Scally and SJ Howell

List of exhibitors
Action on Pain
Applied Medical Technology
Archimedes Pharma UK
Arthrocare
Association of Palliative Medicine
Bristol Meyers Squibb
BVM Medical
Cephalon
Chronic Pain Policy Coalition
CME MCKilney
Codman, Johnson & Johnson Medical Ltd.
Cosman Medical
Department of Health
Eisai
Eli Lilly
Flynn Pharma
Fresenius Kabi
Goldshield
Grunenthal
Institute of Cancer Research
Janssen Cilag
Javelin
Maney Publishing
Medtronic
Mela Solutions
Moog Medical devices
Napp Pharmaceuticals Ltd
National Library for Health
Neurotherm
Nycomed
Pain Consultants
Pfizer Ltd. – Our Work in Pain
Pfizer Ltd.
Physiomed
Prostrakan
Shire Human Genetic Therapies Ltd
Somedic
St Jude Medical
The British Pain Society
Trigiminal Neuralgia Association
University of Edinburgh
Wisepress
Wyeth


Liverpool 2008

The 2008 Annual Scientific Meeting was held at the Arena and Convention Centre (ACC) Liverpool.

Number of participants: 693 participants attended the meeting; 82% of these being members of the Society.

Scientific Programme: The plenary sessions for the 2008 ASM were as follows:

  • Top down processing of pain - Pain the brain and spinal gains, Professor Tony Dickenson (London, UK)
  • The nature and nurture of chronic pain, Professor Jeffrey Mogil (Montreal, Canada)
  • Epidemiology of pain: from the laboratory to the bus stop, Professor Blair Smith (Aberdeen, UK)
  • British children in pain: Is there any relief in site?, Professor Linda Franck (London, UK)
  • Coping with chronic pain: worrying and problem solving, Professor Geert Crombez (Gent, Belgium)
  • Neural mechanisms and neuromodulation of visceral pain, Dr Robert Foreman (Oklahoma, US)
  • Neuropathic pain, Professor Ralf Baron (Kiel, Germany)
  • Facial pain: toothache or trigemnial neuralgia, Professor Joanna Zakrewska (London, UK)
  • A brief history of pain - back to the future? Dr Chris Wells (Liverpool, UK)

British Pain Society Patrick Wall Lecture: the seventh British Pain Society Patrick Wall lecture was given by Professor Tony Dickenson (London, UK) on 'Top down processing of pain - Pain the brain and spinal gains'

British Pain Society Lecture: the third British Pain Society Lecture was given by Dr Chris Wells on 'A brief history of pain - back to the future?'

Poster Exhibition: 117 posters made up this year's poster exhibition

Winners of the prize paper presentations:

  • 1st Prize: Why do persons with chronic widespread pain have higher mortality from cancer and cardiovascular disease? Results from the 1958 birth cohort study
    Vandenkerkhof EG, MacDonal HM, Jones GT, Poer C, MacFarlane GJ

Runners up

  • Influence of a selective GTP cyclohydrolase haplotype on clinical outcome, pain intensity and pain perception thresholds 3 months following lumbar disectomy.
    Dominic Hegarty
  • Are patient-based educational interventions effective in the management of cancer pain? Stystematic review and meta-analysis.
    Michael Bennett, Anne-Marie Bagnall, Jose Closs

  • Chronic pain and 10 year mortality; a cohort record linkage study
    Nicola Torrance, Alison Elliott, Amanda Lee, Blair Smith
  • Analgesic efficacy and safety of oxygen in combination with naxoline as prolonged release (PR) tablets in patients with moderate to severe chronic pain
    Meissner W, Hopp M, Leyendecker P, Ruckes C, Duerr H, Grothe B, Fleischer

List of exhibitors
Acomedical
Action on Pain
Archimedes Pharma UK Ltd
Arthrocare UK ltd
Bristol-Myers Squibb
British Pain Society
BVM Medical Ltd
CME McKinley UK Ltd
Cephalon UK ltd
Chronic Pain Policy Coalition (CPPC)
College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, Edinburgh University
Eisai Ltd
Eli Lilly and Company Ltd and Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd Alliance
Expert Patients Programme Community Interest Company (EPPCIC)
Fresenius Kabi Ltd
Goldshield Pharmaceuticals
Grünenthal UK
International Association for the Study of Pain
Janssen-Cilag
Javelin Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd
Medtronic UK
Mela Solutions Ltd
Merk Sharp And Dome Ltd
Napp (second stand)
Napp Pharmaceuticals
NeuroTechnics Ltd
NeuroTherm Ltd
PACE
Pain Consultants
Pfizer Ltd
Physio-Med Services Ltd
Prostrakan
Smiths Medical
St Judes Medical
Tenscare
The Institute of Cancer Research
The Trigeminal Neuralgia Association UK
Tricumed Medizintechnik GmbH
Wisepress Ltd
Wolverson X Ray Ltd


Glasgow 2007

The 2007 Annual Scientific Meeting was held at the Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre (SECC) in Glasgow.

Number of participants: 928 participants attended the meeting; 62% of these being members of the Society.

Scientific Programme: The plenary sessions for the 2007 ASM were as follows:

  • The biology of infant pain, Professor Maria Fitzgerald (London, UK)
  • New directions in CRPS rehabilitation - from science to practice, Dr Lorimer Moseley (Oxford, UK)
  • Headache, Dr Peter Goadsby (London, UK)
  • The cellular mechanisms of pain memory, Professor Jürgen Sankühler (Vienna, Austria)
  • Microglia and pain, Professor Mike Salter (Ontario, Canada)
  • Obstetric pain, Professor James Eisenach (North Carolina, USA)
  • Moving from patient to person, Ms Penney Cowan (California, USA)
  • Qualitative research in pain, Professor José Closs (Leeds, UK)
  • What have systematic reviews told us about managing pain? Professor Henry McQuay (Oxford, UK)

British Pain Society Patrick Wall Lecture: the sixth British Pain Society Patrick Wall lecture was given by Professor Maria Fitzgerald (London, UK) on 'The biology of infant pain'

British Pain Society Lecture: the second British Pain Society Lecture was given by Professor Henry McQuay

Poster Exhibition: 166 posters made up this year's poster exhibition; 73 in the research category and 93 in the professional communication category.

Winners of the prize paper presentations:

  • 1st Prize: Genetic and environmental Influences on non-specific low back pain in children: A twin study
    El-Metwally A, Ståhl M, Macfarlane GJ, Mikkelsson M, Jones GT, Kaprio J
  • 2nd Prize: TRPV1 Antagonist SB-750364 Reduces spontaneous neuronal activity in a model of trigeminal neuropathic pain
    J.M.Yates, J.E. Biggs, N.M. Clayton, A.R. Loescher, F.M. Boissonade,
    P.P. Robinson
  • 3rd Prize: Road traffic accidents predict the onset of axial pain but not widespread pain
    John McBeth, Barbara Nicholl, Nicola Wiles, Gareth T. Jones, Gwenllian Wynne-Jones

Copies of the 5 abstracts that were invited to present at the prize paper presentation will be published in Anaesthesia later this year.

List of exhibitors
Acomedical
Algotec Limited
ArthroCare UK Ltd
BOC Medical
Boston Scientific Inc
Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals Ltd
BVM Medical Ltd
Cambridge Neurotechnology Ltd
Cephalon UK Ltd
Chronic Pain Policy Coalition
Codman Neurosciences
Eisai Ltd
Elsevier Ltd
Expert Patients Programme Community Interest Company
Fresenius Kabi
Grunenthal Ltd
Hospira UK Ltd
Janssen-Cilag Ltd
Lilly Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd
Link Pharmaceuticals Ltd
McKinley Medical (UK) Ltd
Meda Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medtronic Ltd
Mela Solutions Ltd
Merck Sharp & Dohme Ltd
Napp Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Neurotherm Limited
Norgine Ltd
Pain Association Scotland
NHS Scotland Counter Fraud Services
Nidd Valley Medical Ltd
PainConsultants
Pfizer Ltd
Physio-Med Services Ltd
Remedi (UK) Ltd
SMILE
Somedic AB Sales
St. Jude Medical UK Ltd
Strawberry Medical Limited
Tenscare Ltd
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Wisepress Online Bookshop
Wolverson X Ray Ltd


Harrogate 2006

The 39th British Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting was held at the Harrogate International Centre (HIC)

Number of participants: 939 participants attended the meeting; 72% of these being members of the Society.

Scientific Programme: The plenary sessions for the 2006 ASM were as follows:
-The neurobiology of pain: from molecules to circuits, Dr Allan Basbaum (San Francisco, USA)
-Imaging and pain, Professor Irene Tracey (Oxford, UK)
-Gender and pain, Professor Roger Fillingim (Florida, USA)
-Sensory testing, Dr Nadine Attal (Boulogne, France)
-Post-herpetic neuralgia, Professor Turo Nurmikko (Liverpool, UK)
-Pain in survivors of torture, Dr Amanda C de C Williams (London, UK)
-Muscle function and musculoskeletal pain, Professor Gwen Jull (Brisbane, Australia)
-Mechanisms of arthritic pain, Dr Bruce Kidd (London, UK)
-Education and training in pain, Dr Douglas Justins (London, UK)

British Pain Society Patrick Wall Lecture: The fifth British Pain Society Patrick Wall lecture was given by Dr Allan Basbaum (San Francisco, USA) on 'The neurobiology of pain: from molecules to circuits'

British Pain Society Lecture: The inaugural British Pain Society Lecture was given by Dr Douglas Justins (London) on 'Education and training in pain'


Poster exhibition: 93 posters made up this year’s exhibition.

Winners of prize paper presentations:
The winners of the Prize Paper Presentations were as follows:

  • 1st Prize: Predicting new onset widespread pain following a road traffic accident: pre-accident health is a more important risk factor than accident-specific factors
    G T Jones, G Wynne-Jones, N J Wiles, A J Silman, G J Macfarlane
  • 2nd Prize: Intra-articular IL1ß or IL6 induces hypersensitivity and allodynia in the rat knee joint
    N J Barton, I T Strickland, A J Reeve, D S McQueen, I P Chessell
  • 3rd Prize: Increased expression of ATF-3 in a rodent model of osteoarthritis
    S P Ivanavicius, A D Ball, C G Heapy, R Westwood, S J Read

Copies of the 5 abstracts that were invited to present at the prize paper presentation will be published in Anaesthesia later this year.

List of exhibitors
Amtec Medical Ltd
Abbott Laboratories
Acticare
Advanced Neuromodulation Systems Inc.
Algotec Limited
ArthroCare Spine
Boston Scientific Inc.
BVM Medical Ltd
Cambridge Neurotechnology Ltd
Cephalon UK Ltd
Chronic Pain Policy Coalition
Codman Neurosciences
Elsevier
Expert Patients Programme
Fresenius Kabi Ltd
Genzyme Therapeutics
GlaxoSmithKline
Grünenthal
Hospira UK
Janssen-Cilag Ltd
McKinley Medical (UK) Ltd
Medtel
Medtronic Ltd
Merck Sharp & Dohme Ltd
Napp Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Neuro Resource Group (NRG)
Neurotechnics Ltd
Neurotherm Ltd
Nidd Valley Medical Ltd
North British Pain Association
PACS
Pain Association Scotland
Pain Consultants
Pfizer Ltd
Physio-Med Services Ltd
Real Health Institute
Remedi (UK) Ltd
Shaw Trust
SMILE
Somedic Sales AB
Stryker UK Ltd
Tenscare Ltd
UCL Analgesia Centre
University Hospitals Supplies
Wisepress Ltd
Wolverson X-ray Ltd


Edinburgh 2005

The 38th British Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting was held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC)

Number of participants: 1,045 participants attended the meeting; 63% of these being members of the Society.

Scientific Programme: The plenary sessions for the 2005 ASM were as follows:
- Peripheral mechanisms of neuropathic pain, Prof. Stephen B McMahon (London, UK)
- Descending modulation from the rostral ventromedial medulla and neuropathic pain, Dr Frank Porreca (Arizona, USA)
- Physical activity in chronic low back pain, Dr Jeanine Verbunt (Hoensbroek, The Netherlands)
- Central mechanisms of neuropathic pain, Prof. Sue Fleetwood-Walker (Edinburgh, UK)
- Cogito Ergo Ouch: meditations on the psychology of pain, Dr Michael Sullivan (Montreal, Canada)
- Pain in older people, Prof. Peter Crome (Stoke on Trent, UK)
- Communication of pain in special circumstances, Prof. Kathleen Puntillo (San Francisco, USA)
- Acute pain therapy, Prof. Ian Power (Edinburgh, UK)
- Health economics of pain, Dr Ceri J Phillips (Cardiff, UK)

Pain Society Patrick Wall Lecture: The fourth British Pain Society Patrick Wall lecture was given by Prof. Stephen MacMahon (London, UK) on ‘Peripheral mechanisms of neuropathic pain’

Poster exhibition: 97 posters made up this year’s exhibition.

Copies of the 5 abstracts that were invited to present at the prize paper presentation will be published in Anaesthesia later this year.

List of exhibitors
Abbott Laboratories
Acticare
Algotec Limited
Arthrocare Spine
B Braun Medical Ltd
Baxter Healthcare Ltd
Blackwell’s Exhibitions
Brain Vision UK Ltd
Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Cephalon UK Ltd
Codman Neurosciences
Fresenius Kabi Ltd
Genzyme Biosurgery
Genzyme Therapeutics
GlaxoSmithKline
Ipsen Ltd
Janssen-Cilag Ltd
Link Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Magmed Ltd
McKinley Medical (UK) Ltd
Medtronic Ltd
Merck Sharp & Dohme Ltd
Napp Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Neurotechnics Ltd
Pfizer Ltd
Physio-Med Services Ltd
Promed Ltd
RDG Medical
Real Health Institute
Remedi (UK) Ltd
Smith & Nephew Endoscopy
Stryker UK Ltd
Wisepress Online Bookshop


Manchester 2004

The 37th Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting was held at the Manchester International Convention Centre & GMEX.

Number of participants: 1,047 participants attended the meeting; 72% of these being members of the Society.

Scientific Programme:
The plenary sessions for the 2004 ASM were as follows:

- Opioids in non-malignant pain, Prof. Harald Brevik (Norway)

- The relief of severe pain in the world remains an elusive goal, Dr David E Joranson (USA)
- Challenges of secondary prevention in clinical and occupational settings, Prof. Chris J Main (Manchester)
- Integrating cognitive behavioural therapy, Prof. Michael K Nicholas (Australia)
- Angina, Dr Mike Chester (Liverpool, UK)
- Understanding pain: how does epidemiology contribute? Prof. Gary MacFarlane (Manchester, UK)
- Genetic approaches to pain mechanisms, Prof. John N Wood (London, UK)
- Effective cancer pain management - lessons learned from patients and family caregivers Dr Christine Miaskowski (USA)
- Mechanisms of cancer pain, Dr Patrick Mantyh (USA)

Pain Society Patrick Wall Lecture: The third Pain Society Patrick Wall lecture was given by Dr Patrick Mantyh (USA) on ‘Mechanisms of cancer pain’

Poster exhibition: 173 posters made up this year’s exhibition.

Winners of prize paper presentations:
The winners of the Prize Paper Presentations were as follows:

  • 1st Prize: Increased sodium channel Nav1.8 immunoreactivity in painful human dental pulp
    T Renton, Y Yiangou, C Plumpton, S Tate, C Bountra, P Anand
  • 2nd Prize: The effectiveness of manual therapy or pulsed shortwave diathermy in addition to advice and exercise for neck disorders; a pragmatic randomised controlled trial in physiotherapy clinics
    K Dziedzic, J Hill, M Lewis, J Sim, J Daniels, EM Hay
  • 3rd Prize: Patients consulting in general practice with low back pain: symptom history and coping strategy influence outcome
    RE Johnson, GT Jones, AJ Littlewood, C Chaddock, RG Potter, NJ Wiles, C Roberts, DPM Symmonds, GJ Macfarlane

Copies of the 5 abstracts that were invited to present at the prize paper presentation will be published in Anaesthesia later this year.

List of exhibitors

Abbott Laboratories
Adam Rouilly Ltd
Algotec Ltd
Applied Medical Technology Ltd
Ariel Medical Ltd
Arthrocare Spine
Baxter Healthcare Ltd
Blackwell's Exhibitions
Cephalon UK Ltd
Codman A Johnson & Johnson Company
Glaxo Smith Kline
Ipsen Ltd
Janssen-Cilag Ltd
Mckinley Medical (UK) Ltd
Medtronic Ltd
Merck Sharp & Dohme Ltd
Napp Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Neuropathy Trust
Neurotechnics Ltd
Pain Association Scotland
Pfizer Ltd
Physio-Med Services Ltd
Promed Ltd
RDG Medical
Remedi (UK) Ltd
Russell Medical Books
Smith & Nephew Endoscopy
Smith Medical
Somedic Sales Ab
Universal Hospital Supplies
Wisepress Online


Glasgow 2003

The 36th Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting was held at the Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre in Glasgow (SECC).

Number of participants: 1,066 participants attended the meeting; 70% of these being members of the Society.

Scientific Programme: The plenary sessions for the 2003 ASM were as follows:
- Pain, learning & plasticity: results from imaging studies, Prof. Herta Flor (Germany)
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Models of muscle pain: experimental & clinical applications, Prof. Lars Arendt-Nielsen (Denmark)
- Assessment of function, Dr Maureen Simmonds (USA)
- Implementing evidence: possiblities & pitfalls for pain, Dr Kate Seers (Oxford, UK)
- The faces oof pain: an interpersonal core, Prof. Kenneth Craig (Canada)
- Postoperative pain: why can it become chronic? Dr William Macrae (Dundee, UK)
- Social policy and the welfare system: the challenge of chronic pain, Prof. Mansel Aylward (London, UK)
- Imflammatory pain mechanims, Prof. Peter Reeh (Germany)
- Setting the stage for pain, Prof. Howard Fields (USA)

Pain Society Patrick Wall Lecture: The second Pain Society Patrick Wall lecture was given by Prof. Howard Fields (USA) on ‘Setting the stage for pain’

Poster exhibition: 160 posters made up this year’s exhibition.

Winners of prize paper presentations:
The winners of the Prize Paper Presentations were as follows:

  • 1st Prize: "Future Possible Selves" conditionality and adjustment to chronic pain.
    Prof. Stephen Morley
  • 2nd Prize: Efficacy of two cannabis based medicinal extracts for relief of central neuropathic pain from brachial plexus avulsion: results of a randomized controlled trial.
    Dr Jonathan Berman
  • 3rd Prize: The WEST Study - a cost effectiveness study of epidural steroids in the management of sciatica: 12 month effectiveness data.
    Dr Cathy Price

List of exhibitors

Abbott Laboratories Ltd
Adam Rouilly Ltd
Advanced Pain Management
Algotec Ltd
Applied Medical Technology Ltd
Baxter Healthcare Ltd
BOC Medical
Cambridge Neurotechnology Ltd
Cephalon
Codman A Johnson & Johnson Company
Glaxo Smith Kline
Granta Book Exhibitions
Graseby Medical Ltd
Ipsen Ltd
Janssen-Cilag Ltd
Mckinley Medical (UK) Ltd
Medtronic Ltd
Merck Sharp & Dohme Ltd
Napp Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Neurotechnics Ltd
Oxylitre
Peacocks Medical Group Ltd
Pfizer Ltd
Pharmacia Ltd
Physio-Med Services
Portex
Promed Ltd
RDG Medical
Somedic Sales Ab
Tenscare Ltd
TRB Chemedica
Universal Hospital Supplies
Wisepress Ltd


Bournemouth 2002

The 35th Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting was held at the Bournemouth International Centre on 9-12 April.

Number of participants: 808 participants attended the meeting; 77% of these being members of the Society.

Scientific Programme: The plenary sessions for the 2002 ASM were as follows:
- Neuropathic pain: assessment & pharmacotherapy update, Dr Bradly Galer (USA)
- Measurement of pain in children, Prof. Patrick J McGrath (Canada)
- Acute pain teams - past, present and future, Prof. Brian Ready (USA)
- Molecular insights into the pharmacology of pain, depression and addiction, Prof. Stephen Hunt (London, UK)
- Pain coping skills training: issues and opportunities, Prof. Francis keefe (USA)
- The pain in migraine is mainly of the brain: neurobiology of a primary headache, Dr Peter J Goadsby
- Mechanisms of non-cardiac chest pain, Dr Thelma Lovick (Birmingham, UK)
- Dysfunctional pain: a challenge to taxonomy and treatment, Prof. Bengt H Sjolund (Sweden)

Pain Society Patrick Wall Lecture: The first Pain Society Patrick Wall lecture was given by Professor Troels Jensen (Denmark) on ‘Phantom limb pain: a manifestation of neuronal hyperexcitability’.

Poster exhibition: 126 posters made up this year’s exhibition.

List of exhibitors

Abbott Laboratories Ltd
Advanced Pain Management
Algotec Limited
Allergan Ltd
B Braun Medical Ltd
Baylis Medical Company
BOC Medical
Codman A Johnson & Johnson Company
Database of Individual Patient Experience
Duffield Medical
Graseby Medical Ltd
Janssen-Cilag Ltd
Kendle International Inc
Mckinley Medical (UK) Ltd
Medtronic Ltd
Merck Sharp & Dohme Ltd
Napp Pharmaceuticals
Neuropathy Trust
Neurotech
Neurotechnics Ltd
Oxford Stress and Trauma Centre
Peacocks Medical Group Ltd
Pfizer Ltd
Pharmacia Ltd
Physio-Med Services
Portex Ltd
Promed Ltd
RDG Medical
Scarboroughs Ltd
Shire Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Somedic Sales Ab
Tenscare Ltd
Wisepress Ltd



 

 
 

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