Monday, 2 January 2017

21 April 2017 - LPF returns to The Ivy, London's West End





THE NEXT MEETING of the London Pain Forum will take place in The Private Room at The Ivy on 21 April 2017, when this London landmark in the West End will be celebrating its hundred year anniversary. We are delighted that Prof José de Andrés, President of the European Society for Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy (ESRA), has agreed to give the guest lecture at the meeting on "Functional Spinal Anatomy in Pain Practice. From Dorsal Roots to DRG and Beyond.”




SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER



Prof José de Andrés
President, ESRA
Professor of Anesthesia, Valencia University Medical School
Chairman, Dept of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Director of Multidisciplinary Pain Management Center
General University Hospital
Valencia
Spain





LONDON PAIN FORUM COUNCIL


Dr Teodor Goroszeniuk
President, London Pain Forum
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia
Interventional Pain Management
& Neuromodulation Practice
18 Wimpole Street, London, UK







Dr Arun Bhaskar
London Pain Forum Council Member
British Pain Society, Council Member
Board Member, Neuromodulation Society UK & Ireland
Consultant in Pain Medicine, Charing Cross Hospital
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK






Dr Rajesh Munglani
London Pain Forum Council Member & President-Elect
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Observational Pain Medicine
Honorary Pain Consultant, Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital
Consultant in Pain Medicine
Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital &10 Harley Street
London, UK





Dr Andrzej Krol
London Pain Forum Council Member
Chairman & Scientific Director
RA-UK Ultrasound Pain Medicine Course (London)
Past-President, Interventional Section, Polish Pain Society
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia
St George's Hospital
London, UK







Dr Damien Smith
London Pain Forum Council Member
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia
Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Uxbridge
Middlesex, UK






MEETING TIMETABLE

Venue: The Private Room at The Ivy, 1-5 West Street London WC2H 9NQ, UK 
(closest underground station is Leicester Square)

18.30hrs-19.00hrs: Registration

19.00hrs-20.00hrs: Update from LPF Council & Special Guest Lecture

20.00hrs-23.30hrs: Dinner & After Dinner Discussions/Debates

CLOSE OF MEETING


DRESS CODE

Strictly Black-Tie


CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION

*An application for CPD has been submitted to the Royal College of Anaesthetists, London, UK


REGISTRATION FEE 

£195.00

* Includes Scientific Programme, Reception & Dinner

For further information on the meeting, email: ciaranwazir@gmail.com


PAYMENT OPTIONS


To pay your meeting fee by pounds sterling cheque or bank transfer, please contact: ciaranwazir@gmail.com 

Saturday, 23 July 2016

25 Nov 2016 - LPF at The Reform Club, Pall Mall















THE LPF returned to The Reform Club, Pall Mall on the evening of Friday, 25th November 2016. Leading barrister Mr Stuart McKechnie gave the guest lecture on “The Role of a Doctor in an Age of Conflict”.


LPF GUEST SPEAKER




Mr Stuart McKechnie
Barrister
9 Gough Square
London, UK








SPECIAL GUEST




Dr Christophe Perruchoud
President, Swiss Neuromodulation Society
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management
Ensemble Hospitalier de la Côte (EHC)
Morges, Switzerland









CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION

*The Meeting was approved for 3 CPD by the Royal College of Anaesthetists, London, UK

 
HISTORY OF REFORM CLUB

















The Reform Club was founded in 1836, in Pall Mall, in the centre of what is often called London’s Clubland.  The founders commissioned a leading architect of the day, Charles Barry, to build an imposing and palatial clubhouse.  It is as splendid today as when it opened in 1841.  Membership was restricted to those who pledged support for the Great Reform Act of 1832, and the many MPs and Whig peers among the early members developed the Club as the political headquarters of the Liberal Party.

The current membership embraces a wide range of professions; there are academics, artists, business people, doctors, lawyers, politicians, writers and so on.  J. M. Barrie, Henri Cartier Bresson, Winston Churchill, E. M. Forster, Henry James, Lord Palmerston, William Makepeace Thackeray, and H. G. Wells were all members, and the Club continues to attract members of distinction.

The Club will forever be associated with Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days, as the place where the idea of this incredible journey was conceived and the famous bet made.

Sunday, 7 February 2016

22 April 2016 - LPF at Apothecaries Hall, City of London
















Senior LPF Fellow Dr Simon Thomson invited the London Pain Forum to the Apothecaries' Hall in the City of London on Friday, 22nd April 2016 and gave the special guest lecture at the black-tie meeting on "Personalised Pain Medicine".


HOST & GUEST SPEAKER



Dr Simon Thomson
Immediate Past-President
International Neuromodulation Society
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Neuromodulation
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals
Cambridge University Hospitals
United Kingdom





HISTORY OF APOTHECARIES HALL

The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London was incorporated by royal charter on 6 December 1617.

The Society's Hall in Blackfriars, formerly the guesthouse of the Dominican Priory of the Black Friars, was acquired in 1632. Destroyed in the Great Fire of London, it was re-built by 1672 on the same site, where it still stands.

From 1672 until 1922, the Society of Apothecaries manufactured and sold medicinal and pharmaceutical products at the Hall, and in 1673 it founded the Chelsea Physic Garden, only relinquishing managerial control in 1899.

In 1704 the Society won a key legal suit (known as the Rose Case) against the Royal College of Physicians in the House of Lords, which ruled that apothecaries could both prescribe and dispense medicines. This led directly to the evolution of the apothecary into today's general practitioner of medicine.

Just over a century later, as a result of the Apothecaries' Act of 1815, the Society was given the statutory right to conduct examinations and to grant licences to practise Medicine throughout England and Wales, as well as the duty of regulating such practice.

For further information, visit: http://www.apothecaries.org/

Friday, 13 November 2015

13 Nov 2015 - LPF at Barber-Surgeons' Hall, City of London


Holbein Painting: One of the Treasures of the Barber-Surgeons' Hall













THE LONDON PAIN FORUM met at the Barber-Surgeons' Hall in the City of London on Friday, 13 November 2015.  Prof Hans G. Kress, Immediate Past President of the European Pain Federation (EFIC), delivered the special guest lecture on "Opioid Epidemic in US: Is it Contagious or Not?" 


 SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER


Prof. Hans G. Kress, M.D., Ph.D.                   
Immediate Past President, EFIC
Dept. of Special Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy
Medical University of Vienna / AKH
Vienna, Austria









History of the Barber-Surgeons' Hall















The Barbers’ Company can trace its origins to 1308 with a reference to the election of Richard the Barber to keep order amongst his fellow barbers. Today the Barbers’ Company has little connection with the trade, but maintains strong links with the medical profession, particularly surgery, from whose ranks over a third of the Company members come.

The Company have had their own Hall in the same vicinity since 1440. The current Hall was completed in 1969, following its demolition by a bombing raid in 1940. After an interval of nearly 30 years a new hall was built and opened by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother in May 1969 – the shape of the old being preserved in the Great Hall by the bow built on the west side.