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The Science of Pain and its Management: 8th – 10th December 2015



This international three day event will discuss the latest research relating to the physiology, psychology and pharmacology of pain, the psychosocial aspects of pain, and its assessment and management.

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Talks included:
  • A Focus On Neck-Pain:

Dr Hans Richter, Ph.D., Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, Department of Occupational and Public Health Sciences, Gävle University, Sweden

  • Improving the management of chronic pain with information and communication technologies. The case of Fibroline as an example:

Dr. Jordi Miró, Unit for the Study and Treatment of Pain – ALGOS, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain

  • Keeping the animal safe-pain and the sensorimotor system:  

Professor Candy McCabe, Professor of Nursing and Pain Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol, NIHR Career Development Fellow Consultant Nurse, Bath Centre for Pain Services, Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Upper Borough Walls, Bath, UK

  • Vulvar Pain: from Accurate Diagnosis to Evidence Based Treatment:

Dr Gary Ventolini, MD , FACOG, FAAFP, Regional Dean and Professor, The Jan and Ted Roden Endowed Chair for the Regional Dean, School of Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center,Odessa, TX, USA

  • Nasal oxytocin blocks trigeminal CGRP release and is therapeutic for chronic migraine headache:

Dr. David C. Yeomans, Director of Pain Research, Faculty of Anesthesia, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, US

  • Is the baby ‘asleep’ : Quantifying critically unwell infant’s pain and sedation:

Dr. Stephen McKeever, R.G.N, RN (Child), ENB 998 & 415, Dip.Trop.Nurse, BSc.(Hons), Ph.D., Senior Lecturer in Children’s Nursing, Department of Children’s Nursing, London South Bank University, UK

  • Insular cortex stimulation as a tool for refractory pain treatment:

Dr Camila Squarzoni Dale, University of São Paulo, Av. Lineu Prestes 2415 S104B, São Paulo, Brazil

  • The Role of Central Sensitisation in Knee Osteoarthritis: Improving the Understanding and Management of Pain:

Dr. Anushka Soni, University of Oxford, Botnar Research Centre, Windmill Road, Oxford, UK

  • Pain in Cerebral Palsy:

Assoc. Professor Kristina Tedroff MD, PhD, Pediatric neurologist, Q202, Neuropediatric unit, Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital, Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Karolinska Institutet, S-171 76 Stockholm, Sweden

  • Validating a pain location tool  for children:

Dr James K.M. Hamill, University of Auckland, Department of Surgery, 4th floor, Starship Children’s Hospital, Private Bag 92024, Auckland 1142, New Zealand

  • Neuropathic pain – what can Man’s best friend teach us – naturally occurring neuropathic pain conditions in dogs and cats:

Dr Clare Rusbridge BVMS PhD DECVN MRCVS, Reader in Veterinary Neurology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Duke of Kent building, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7TE, UK

  • In sick-listed low back pain patients unsuccessful return to work was Predicted by a multivariate model, and type 1 modic changes was the only Degenerative manifestation negatively associated with outcome:

Dr Ole Kudsk Jensen, Consultant, PhD, Spine Center, Regional Hospital Silkeborg, 8600 Silkeborg, Denmark

  • Engaging patients with acute abdominal pain in pain management:

Helen Schultz, RN, MScN, PhD, University of Southern, Surgical Department, Sdr. Boulevard 29, 5000 Odense C, Denmark

  • Safety on the use of locals anesthesics on the surgical treatment:

Surgery Professor (Professor Titular) Flavio Antonio de Sá Ribeiro, Resherche Coordenator and Surgeon, Hospital Federal de Bonsucesso, Ministerio da Saúde – Governo Federal, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

  • How many ways of pain identification in sedated and mechanically ventilated patient in the intensive care unit are there :

 Irmela Gnass, Paracelsus Medical University, Institute of Nursing Science and – practice, Münster, Germany

  • Phantom limb pain theory and therapies:

Dr. Jack Tsao, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD, USA

  • HCN ion channels and pain:

Professor Peter McNaughton FMedSci, Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases, King’s College London, London, UK

  • Opioid Therapy for Chronic Noncancer Pain: International Perspectives:

Dr Michael E. Schatman, Foundation for Ethics in Pain Care, Bellevue, WA, United States

  • TBC:

Dr Chris Griffin Franzcog MMED CMFM DDU, Consultant Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Clinical Senior Lecturer, School of Women’s and Infants Health, University of Western Australia, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Subiaco WA, Australia

  • Pain is what the patient says it is, but what if they cannot say Pain assessment and dementia

Professor Patricia Schofield, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom


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