For Industry

The British Pain Society acknowledges the important relationship between the Society and Industry and is something that it is most keen to develop.




  1. Annual Scientific Meeting
  2. Pain News advertising
  3. Advertising in British Journal of Pain
  4. Unrestricted educational or research grants
  5. Advertising on website
  6. Codes of conduct

Annual Scientific Meeting

The British Pain Society hosts an Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) which is held at different locations throughout the UK. The aim of the ASM is to encourage healthcare professionals, from all disciplines involved in the understanding and management of pain, to exchange ideas and increase understanding in all aspects of pain and pain management.

There are a number of opportunities at the ASM to advertise to the participants and speakers e.g. booking stands at the technical exhibition, placing an advert in the final programme, having your company logo featured in the final programme or having an insert in the participant welcome packs. In addition there are a number of sponsorship opportunities e.g. you can host a satellite meeting, brand the participant bags, pads and/or pens for the participant welcome packs, as well as host the WiFi provision.

Please see below for further information or contact Ken Obbard on 020 7269 7840 or by email at

The 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting will be held at the Glasgow SECC from Tuesday 21st April - Thursday 23rd April 2015.

Technical Exhibition

An integral part of the ASM is the Technical Exhibition which provides pharmaceutical, book and equipment companies the opportunity to advertise their latest products to participants and speakers at the meeting.

If you are a regular exhibitor at our meetings, you will automatically be sent information. If you would like your details added to our database to ensure you are kept up to date with our events, please email the Society.

For details of our previous ASM, including a list of exhibitors, please click here.

Advert in Final Programme

You can target all the Meeting's participants and speakers by placing a double, full or 1/2 page advert in the full colour, glossy Final Programme. If you are not able to exhibit at the Meeting, you can still advertise in the Final Programme ensuring that your company name and message reaches the participants. 

Costs, sizes and booking dates will be available here nearer the time.

Company logo in Final Programme

Exhibitors are offered the opportunity to include a short company description in the Final Programme alongside the exhibition floor plan; this is free to all exhibitors. In addition, exhibitors may include a full colour logo alongside their company description to reinforce their corporate identity. Full details will appear here nearer the time.

Insert in participant welcome packs

A further means of advertising to the participants is to place an insert in the welcome packs. Exhibitors, and indeed those who are not exhibiting at this year's meeting, are welcome to take up the offer. Costs and booking dates will be available here nearer the time. 

Satellite Meetings

The Society offers technical exhibitors the opportunity to host a satellite meeting at the ASM. For the last five years, our Annual Scientific Meeting has attracted an average of 700 healthcare professionals who work within the field of pain research and pain management.

These satellite meetings are open to all the healthcare professionals who attend the Meeting and attendance to the satellite meetings is included in their registration fee. There are eight satellite meeting slots which are all held during the 3-day event.

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Pain News advertising

You can reach over 1,400 pain specialists by placing a full colour advert or insert in the Society’s quarterly Newsletter Pain News which is distributed exclusively to members of the Society. Full details can be found below.

Please click the link below to view and download the latest issue:

Social Media – benign influence or spin?
Changing attitude towards analgesics
Where is your pain?
Teams in Pain Management
Spotlight - Antony Chuter

The Society publishes a quarterly Newsletter, which is distributed exclusively to members of the Society.

Advertising sizes, dimensions and rates 2015
Click here to download the rate card

Booking advertisements
To book an advertisement in the Newsletter please contact:

Tamara Haq
Senior Account Manager - Commercial Sales
SAGE Publications Ltd
Tel: +44 20 7336 9122

Please see the above attached rate card for further information on rates and how to submit adverts.


Closing dates for print advertising.

Issue Space reservation Copy deadline Mail date
March 09 January 2013 16 February 2013 28 February 2013
June 01 April 2013 08 April 2013 31 May 2013
September 08 July 2013 15 July 2013 30 August 2013
December 07 October 2013 14 October 2013 29 November 2013


Inserts in the British Pain Society’s Quarterly Newsletter
Inserts within the Newsletter can offer you the opportunity to target over 1,400 members specialising in the field of pain.

Please contact Tamara Haq at SAGE Publications on the contact details above.

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Advertising in British Journal of Pain

Advertising sizes, dimensions and rates

Click here to download the rate card

Booking advertisements

To book an advertisement in British Journal of Pain please contact

Tamara Haq
Senior Account Manager - Commercial Sales
SAGE Publications Ltd
Tel: +44 20 7336 9122

Please see the rate card link above for further information on rates and how to submit adverts.

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Unrestricted educational or research grants

The Society wishes to continue the positive relationships that it has had with industry over the years, and is aware that we are all working to benefit patients by improved education of primary and secondary care doctors, health care professionals and patients.

The Society has decided that donations from the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries can be directed into two one of two funds, either the research fund or the education fund. Donations can only be accepted in a fully unrestricted manner as an educational grant or an research grant. Acknowledgement of any grants made would be in our Annual Report at the end of the financial year.

The British Pain Society is becoming increasingly busy with regard to educational initiatives and publications. The Society’s Communications Committee is very active and its comprehensive publication strategy aims to produce contemporary guidance, supported by available evidence, on clinical and other pain matters. Our publicaitons are updated three yearly to incorporate relevant new information.

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Advertising on website


The Society is pleased to advertise forthcoming meetings in the Meetings section of the website. To advertise please contact us by email at with the details listed below. All applications must be approved by the Honorary Secretary.

The following details will be listed free of charge:

  • Name of meeting/conference
  • Date of meeting/conference
  • Location of meeting/conference
  • Maximum 50-word Introduction
  • Contact details for further information.

Grants and awards

The Society can advertise grants and awards that would be of interest to its members. To submit details of a grant or award, please contact us by email at with the details listed below. All requests will be approved by the Honorary Secretary.

The following datails will be listed free of charge:

  • Name of grant or award
  • Closing date/deadline of submissions
  • Maximum 50-word introduction
  • Contact details for further information

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Codes of conduct

Codes of conduct regarding interaction with commercial organisations

The British Pain Society values its relationship with partners in commercial organisations. This relationship is necessary to support the Society’s educational activities. Commercial organisations also benefit from their association with the British Pain Society in a number of ways and they are keen to demonstrate their links with the BPS to healthcare professionals, policy makers and members of the public. The BPS has worked successfully with commercial organisations on a number of projects and these have been discussed in detail with Council who have agreed what the Society’s role should be. Such discussions ensure that the BPS is not seen to endorse particular pharmaceutical or other products. Individual Officers and Council members may be approached by commercial organisations to become involved in educational activities. There is no doubt that the link between these individuals and the Society is susceptible to exploitation by organisations seeking Society endorsement. We have issued the following guidance to Officers of the Society and Council members.

Officers, elected council members and coopted members of the Council of the British Pain Society should not purport to represent the views of the British Pain Society when:

  • Speaking at pharmaceutically sponsored meetings on a topic that relates to specific products or devices.
  • Making editorial comment and influencing content in pharmaceutically sponsored journals
  • Making comments in the national press regarding products and commercial services
  • Endorsing pharmaceutical publications

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