PMP 2017 Glasgow Conference

“Gonnae no dae that!”
Exploring patient and clinician fears.

All images provided are courtesy of PEOPLE MAKE GLASGOW

16th Biennial National Conference

Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland

14th and 15th September 2017



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  1. Programme Outline
  2. Fees
  3. Social Events

Programme Outline

Thursday 14th September 2017

08:45 - 09:30     Registration and coffee
09:30 - 09:45     Welcome and Housekeeping
09:45 - 10:30     Plenary Session 1   An update on the Fear-Avoidance model of chronic painJohan Vlaeyen
10:30 - 11:15     Plenary Session 2   Does our evaluation tell us what we need to know? - Amanda C de C Williams
11:15 - 11:45     Coffee break
11:45 - 12:45     Workshop Session 1 (Delegates to attend 1 of 3 sessions)
                          D. Mindfulness training for PMP staff - how much is enough?
                          B. Return to work (repeated in afternoon)
                          C. Introduction to ACT 
12:45 - 13:15    Unidisciplinary meetings
13:15 - 14:15    Lunch
14:15 - 15:15    Workshop Session 2 (Delegates to attend 1 of 3 sessions)
                         A. Fear of technology
                         E. Return to work (repeat)
                         F.  Fear of patient involvement
15:15 - 15:45    Elevator pitch poster presentations, followed by poster viewing
15:45 - 16:15    Coffee break
16:15 - 17:15    Plenary Session 3  ACT Debate - 'ACT: best thing since sliced bread or the Emperor’s new clothes?'  - David Gillanders vs James Coyne

17:30 onwards  Social Event - Piping Centre


Friday 15th September

09:00 - 09:30     Registration 
09:30 - 10:15     Plenary Session 4 Pain neurophysiology education – the patients perspective - Cormac Ryan
10:15 - 11:00     Poster Oral Presentation Session
11:00 - 11:30     AGM/Poster viewing session
11:30 - 11:50     Coffee break
11:50 - 12:50     Workshop Session 3 (Delegates to attend 1 or 3 sesions)
                          G. Compassion Focused Therapy
H. Shame (repeated in afternoon) 
                          I.   ACT - Open, Aware, Engaged Therapist  (repeated in afternoon) 
12:50 - 13:50     Lunch
13:50 - 14:50     Workshop Session 4 (Delegates to attend 1 or 3 sesions)
                          J.  Shame (repeat)
K.  ACT - Open, Aware, Engaged Therapist (repeat)
L.  Alternative outcomes
14:50 - 15:35     Plenary Session 5 Identifying and addressing psychological issues in people presenting with pain - Tamar Pincus 
15:35 - 15:45     Closing remarks                         

Detailed information on the sessions and speakers can be found HERE


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  Salary below £45,000 Salary above £45,000 Student
BPS Member Rate £240 £290 £120
Non BPS Member Rate £480 £580 N/A


For more information about joining the society please look here 


The student rate is only available for members. Students can become members for less than £10 (based on income) if joining between now and September - see the link above for more information.

Please note: the discounted student rate only applies to students in full-time education who don't receive any other income. Salaried HCPs who are studying part-time (eg, MSc in Pain Management) will be charged fees based on their income band.


Contact Lars Williams for any questions about becoming a student member of the British Pain Society.


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Social Events

Conference Social Events

‘People Make Glasgow’ was the slogan when Glasgow hosted the 2014 Commonwealth Games and therefore you can’t visit without coming to a social event!



Wednesday 13th September

Prior to the opening of the conference join the local organising committee and conference speakers for drinks at Glasgow City Chambers.  Situation in George Square in the heart of central Glasgow join us for a few glasses of wine from 7pm.

Address: Glasgow City Chambers, George Square, Glasgow. G2 1DU  MAP HERE



Thursday 14th September

Immediately after the first day of the conference the main social event will take place at the Glasgow Piping Centre (2-3 minute walk from the conference venue).  Gone is the warm wine and cucumber canapés and rather join us for some Scottish Gin and Scottish Real Ale tasting.  Alongside this you will have the chance to play the bagpipes, or perhaps just watch the BPS SIG committee trying to play them!

Address: Glasgow Piping Centre, 30-34 McPhater Street, Glasgow. G4 0HW  MAP HERE



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