BPS Highlights of 2016

The Society continued to provide an educational programme to increase the knowledge of pain management to both professionals and lay people within the remit of the Memoranda and Articles of Association.  It has been successful in producing the following series of meetings and publications:

Society Meetings/Events

  • The Society held its 49th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) in Harrogate on 10-12 May 2016 which was attended by 511 participants.
  • The Education Committee continued with its series of one day study days.  One study day was held in 2016:
  • 36th Study Day ‘Pain in Children’ was held on 13th July 2016.

 

SIG Meetings/Events

  • On 27th – 30th June 2016, the Philosophy & Ethics Society SIG held a meeting on ‘The Power of the Mind in Pain’  
  • The Interventional Pain Medicine Society SIG held their annual meeting on 16th September in Manchester.
  • The Headache SIG held their second annual meeting on the 16th November in London.


Publications

  • The Society continues to provide its quarterly Newsletter ‘Pain News’ free of charge to its members.
  • The Society continues to provide its quarterly journal ‘British Journal of Pain’ free of charge to its members.
  • All the Society’s publications and patient information leaflets are available to download free of charge from the website, with the exception of Understanding and Managing Long Term Pain which is chargeable at £1.00.

 

Bursaries & Grants

  • The Society awarded 18 members of the Society bursaries to attend its ASM in Harrogate.
  • The Society awarded two members of the Society bursaries to attend the bi-ennial IASP Conference in Japan.

 

Information for people affected by pain

  • The Society, although an organisation for healthcare professionals, provides a copy of the British Pain Society publication Understanding and Managing Long Term Pain: Information for Patients and a list of self-help groups and other useful addresses to people affected by pain who contact the Society.