Thursday, 4 January 2018

20 April 2018 - London Pain Forum at The Reform Club














The London Pain Forum returned to the Reform Club, London on Friday, 20th April 2018 for the 19th Black-Tie Meeting. We were honoured that Prof Robert Levy, President-Elect, International Neuromodulation Society, and Editor-in-Chief, Neuromodulation Journal, Technology at the Neural Interface, joined us in London and gave the guest lecture on: "Paradigm Shifts in Neuromodulation"


LPF SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER

Prof Robert Levy
President-Elect, International Neuromodulation Society
Editor-in-Chief, Neuromodulation Journal, Technology at the Neural Interface
Director, Marcus Neuroscience Institute
Chairman, Sandler Department of Neurosurgery
Professor at Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida, USA







AFTER DINNER DEBATES CHAIRMAN


Dr Simon Thomson
Past-President, International Neuromodulation Society
Consultant in Pain Medicine and Neuromodulation
Director of Pain Management Services
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals
Basildon, Essex, UK










MEETING TIMETABLE

Venue: The Reform Club, 104 Pall Mall, St. James's, London SW1Y 5EW


The Library

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 (Chairman: Dr S. Thomson)

CLOSE OF MEETING


DRESS CODE

Strictly Black-Tie


CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION

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


POST-MEETING LPF SOCIAL EVENT 21.04.18














Members of the LPF took part in the special social event arranged on 21.04.18 at Her Majesty's Theatre, Haymarket for a performance of the 'Phantom of the Opera' musical.




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.



ABOUT THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
















The Phantom of the Opera is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe. Lloyd Webber and Stilgoe also wrote the musical's book together.[1]

Based on the French novel Le Fantôme de l'Opéra by Gaston Leroux, its central plot revolves around a beautiful soprano, Christine Daaé, who becomes the obsession of a mysterious, disfigured musical genius living in the subterranean labyrinth beneath the Opera Populaire.[2]

The musical opened in London's West End in 1986, and on Broadway in 1988. It won the 1986 Olivier Award and the 1988 Tony Award for Best Musical, and Michael Crawford (in the title role) won the Olivier and Tony Awards for Best Actor in a Musical.[3] It is the longest running show in Broadway history by a wide margin, and celebrated its 10,000th Broadway performance on 11 February 2012, the first production ever to do so.