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The Science of Pain and its Management

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Three Day Event

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. With plenty of opportunity for discussion and networking this informal meeting is an ideal setting to keep up to date with pain science.

This event has CPD accreditation

ABSTRACTS This event has an open poster session. Posters can be submitted on any subject related to Pain The Deadline for abstract submissions for oral presentation is Sept 10th 2015 Abstracts for poster presentation only can be submitted up to two weeks before the event You can download the instructions for authors at

WHO SHOULD ATTEND This event would be of value to scientists, clinicians, health-care providers and policymakers.

Talks include

Cognitive modulation of pain Dr Enrica Laura Santarcangelo, MD PhD, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

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

Pain Management in Children or Procedural Sedation in Children. Dr Savithiri Ratnapalan MBBS , MEd, MRCP , FRCPC, FAAP Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Academic Educator, Centre for Faculty Development University of Toronto Staff Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Assessing pain and improving pain management in children with mild and moderate intellectual disabilities Professor Marc Zabalia, Professeur de Psychologie de l’Enfant et de l’Adolescent, Université de Caen Basse-Normandie, Maison de la Recherche en Sciences Humaines, Laboratoire de Psychologie des Actions Langagières et Motrices (EA 4649), Esplanade de la Paix, CS 14032 , F-14032 Caen cedex 5, France

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

The Limbic System and Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain Mr Kieran Macphail, Bowskill Clinic, London, UK

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

The Shared Neuroanatomy and Neurobiology of Chronic Pain and PTSD Dr Erica R. Scioli-Salter, Ph.D., Clinical Research Psychologist, Research Service, Affiliate of Women’s Health Sciences Division (WHSD), National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD), Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), Boston, MA, US

Immunology of chronic pain Professor Yara Dadalti Fragoso, MD, MSc, PhD, Professor of Neurology, Universidade Metropolitana de Santos, SP, Brazil

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 Mrs. 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

New approaches in teaching junior doctors about pain management Dr. Angela King, St Helier Hospital, Carshalton, London, United Kingdom

How many ways of pain identification in sedated and mechanically ventilated patient in the intensive care unit are there? Mrs. 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

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