Acute Pain SIG ASM Pre-Meeting - Monday 30th March 2020, London

30th Mar 2020

This is a supplementary meeting to the 53rd Annual Scientific Meeting of The British Pain Society and is open to ASM and Non-ASM delegates alike.

If you are attending the ASM, you can book for this meeting as part of your ASM Registration. If you are not attending the ASM, but wish to attend the Acute Pain SIG Meeting, please see the booking link below.


Acute Pain SIG Pre-Meeting
Monday 30th March 2020, 09:00-16:50 
Hilton London Tower Bridge Hotel, 5 More London Riverside, Tooley Street, London SE1 2BY

Acute Pain “Synchronicity – Working together to reduce chronicity”
2020 is the IASP global year against chronicity of pain and we are delighted that IASP Councillor, global year lead and Chair of the IASP Acute Pain Special interest group, Prof Dr Esther Pogatski-Zahn  will be our opening speaker. We also have sessions delivered by Prof Madelon Peters (Experimental Health Psychology, Maastricht, Holland) and Dr Ruth Zaslansky (Scientific Manager PAIN OUT, Jena, Germany).


Registration and Coffee


Introduction and welcome


An overview of the IASP global year against chronicity and pain
Prof Dr Med Esther Pogatzki-Zahn, IASP Global Year lead 2020, Chair IASP Acute pain SIG, Council member IASP, Jena, Germany


Acute mechanisms of nociception and nociplasticity
Dr Kirsty Bannister, Lecturer, Kings College London


Embedding psychology in acute pain
Prof. Madelon Peters, Experimental Health Psychology, Maastricht, Holland


The microbiome and acute pain
Dr Gillian Chumbley, Consultant Nurse, Imperial Health





Driving change in perioperative care using data
Dr Ruth Zaslanksy, Scientific Manager PAIN Out, Jena, Germany


Prehabilitation - Whose job is it anyway?


Acute pain management and the struggle against opioid prescribing
Dr Kristin Ullrich, Consultant in Anaesthesia & Pain, Barts Health NHS Trust


Ask the experts


Coffee break


Fractured rib pathway – refining care, reducing risk
Dr Alex Wickham, Consultant Anaesthetist, Imperial Health


Workshop + Expert panel session

How I manage fractured ribs in practice

Covering serratus anterior plane, erector spinae, subpectoral and PVB (+/- lidocaine) infusions – approaches, medicines and management

Dr Madan Narayanan et al, Consultant in Anaesthesia & Pain, Frimley Park



Summary & Close

Please note that the programme may be subject to minor alterations.


  • If you are joning us for the ASM meeting, you can book your full ticket by clicking HERE, where you can add the Acute Pain SIG Meeting at a reduced rate to your ASM Registration Booking.  
  • If you are not attending the ASM 2020 please click HERE TO BOOK


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