Persistent Post Surgical Pain: Challenges & Approaches

2nd May 2017

Persistent Post-Surgical Pain: Challenges & Approaches

Tuesday 2nd May 2017
The Birmingham Conference & Events Centre (BCEC)
Hill Street
Birmingham
B5 4EW

Organised by The British Pain Society Acute Pain Special Interest Group

With around 10 million surgical procedures carried out in the NHS per year, and 2-10% of patients continuing to experience severe pain beyond the immediate post-operative period, persistent postsurgical pain is something that we all need to understand.


Join Professor Stephan Schug, Professor of Anaesthesiology, The University of Western Australia, at this unique study day that brings together experts across specialties and professions to discuss the challenges of persistent post-surgical pain (PPSP) and share your experiences.

This event will be held immediately prior to the BPS 50th Annual Scientific Meeting (3rd-5th May 2017) and significant discounts are available to BPS members attending both events.

Learning objectives
• To become more familiar with the epidemiology and neuromechanisms of PPSP
• To be updated about intraoperative interventions to minimise PPSP
• To achieve a greater awareness of the psychological and genetic factors that influence PPSP
• To gain an awareness of the impact of PPSP in different clinical settings including general practice and the community

The Programme (09:45-16:40)


Welcome & Overview      Prof Stephan Schug
Epidemiology of PPSP    Dr Julie Bruce
Neuromechanisms of PPSP; from the periphery to the brain    Dr Mick Serpell
A trio of clinical PPSP experiences; ketamine & thoracic surgery, cardiac implants & PPSP and PPSP after  caesarean section Dr Gillian Chumbley, Ms Felicia Cox & Dr Katie Warnaby
Intraoperative interventions to minimise PPSP  Dr Sibs Anwar
Is there a genetic predisposition to PPSP?  Dr Sabu James
PPSP and joint replacements  Mr Sanchit Mehendale
PPSP in the paediatric population  Dr Kevin McCarthy
Psychological factors & PPSP  Dr Whitney Scott
Impact of PPSP on general practice  Speaker TBC

PDF of Programme

Register HERE

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