Friday, 28 December 2018

20-25 JAN 2019 - RETURN TO FRENCH ALPS


The London Pain Forum "Advances in Pain Medicine" International Winter Symposium will be returning to the Hotel Village Montana, Tignes Le Lac, France on 20-25 January 2019 with a six day programme of lectures and expert discussions.


ONLINE  PAYMENT OPTION

Pay Your Fees as a Guest of Paypal (incl. 5% Paypal Charge)

*Please visit BookCPD for further registration payment options, including card payments via Stripe gateway, bank transfers and pounds sterling cheques.


WINTER SYMPOSIUM PROGRAMME
 

To view and download a PDF copy of the symposium programme, CLICK HERE


CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION

“The London Pain Forum "Advances in Pain Medicine" Winter Symposium, Tignes Le Lac, France, 20/01/2019-25/01/2019 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 18 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.”

“Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org"



SCIENTIFIC DIRECTORS



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






Dr Arun Bhaskar
President-Elect, British Pain Society
UK Section Chair, World Institute of Pain
Consultant in Pain Medicine
Pain Management Centre
Imperial College NHS Trust
Charing Cross Hospital
London, UK





 SYMPOSIUM FACULTY INCLUDE



Prof Luis Garcia-Larrea
Editor in Chief, European Journal of Pain
Head, Central Integration of Pain, Centre for Neuroscience of Lyon 
University Hospital Pain Center (CETD)
Hôpital Neurologique
Lyon, France








Dr Vladimir Gorelov
Consultant in Pain Management & Anaesthesia
Spire Elland Hospital
BMI The Huddersfield Hospital
West Yorkshire, UK








Dr William Hwang
Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation & Neurology
Methodist Health System
Southern Neurorehab Institute
Dallas, USA











Dr Tzvetanka Ivanova-Stoilova
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia
Anaesthetics Department
Royal Gwent Hospital
Newport, Gwent
Wales, UK








Dr Sarah Love-Jones
Special Interests: Neuromodulation, Facial Pain
Consultant in Pain Management & Anaesthesia
North Bristol NHS Trust
Frenchay Hospital
Bristol, UK









Dr Mike Platt
Consultant Pain Specialist
Pain Management Centre
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Charing Cross Hospital
London, UK






Dr Camillus Power
Past-Dean, Faculty of Pain Medicine, Ireland
Consultant in Pain Medicine
Tallaght University Hospital
Tallaght
Dublin
Ireland







Dr Simon Thomson
Emeritus, Director-at-Large & Past-President
International Neuromodulation Society
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Neuromodulation
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals
Cambridge University Hospitals
United Kingdom








Dr Athmaja R. Thottungal FIPP, CIPS
Chronic Pain Lead, London Society of Regional
Anaesthesia & Pain Medicine
Trust Lead Clinician - Pain Management
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia
Kent & Canterbury Hospital
Visiting Senior Lecturer, Canterbury Christ Church Univ.
Canterbury, Kent, UK







Dr Kholoud Alharbi
Consultant in Pain Medicine
Consultant Anaesthetist
Residency Training Program Director in Anesthesia
King Fahad General Hospital
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia









Dr Christophe Perruchoud
President, Swiss Neuromodulation Society
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia
Hospital De La Tour
Meyrin, Switzerland








Dr Moein Tavakkoli
Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia
St George's University Hospital Foundation Trust
University College London Hospitals
London, UK











Mr Ivor Gillbe
CEO, Bioinduction Ltd
Neurostimulation Device Company
Bristol, UK






Dr Anthony Hammond
Senior Fellow, London Pain Forum
European Tutor, International Spine Intervention Society
Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist
Special Interest: Spine/Disc Interventions
KIMS Hospital, Maidstone
Kent, UK











Dr Heidi Mylenbusch
Spine Intervention Society Course Instructor
Consultant Anaesthetist & Pain Specialist
Rugpoli Twente
Delden, The Netherlands








SYMPOSIUM TOPICS


What We can Learn from Imaging the Brain

Treatment of Headache Pain

Treatment of Neuropathic Pain

Treatment of Diabetic Neuropathies and Long Term Follow up

Treatment of Coccygeal Pain

Management of Discogenic Pain

Treatment of Modic Changes

Interventions for Cancer Pain

Electrical Stimulation for Mechanical Low Back Pain

Ultrasound Guided Interventional Pain Management (incl. Interactive Ultrasound Scanning with live model)

Updates on Interventional Pain Management

Advances in Neuromodulation Therapies

Updates on Non-invasive Neuromodulation

Updates on Intrathecal Drug Delivery

Complaints Process

Panel Discussion Topics (incl. Placebo and Rising Costs of Healthcare)

Free Oral and Poster Presentations



SESSION TIMES

Venue: Salon Le Lac, Hotel Village Montana, Les Almes, 73320 Tignes Le Lac, France


Sunday 20.01.19 - 17.45-20.00hrs

Monday 21.01.19 - 08.00-09.30hrs & 17.30-20.00hrs

Tuesday 22.01.19 - 08.00-09.30hrs & 17.30-20.00hrs

Wednesday 23.01.19 - 08.00-09.30hrs & 17.30-20.00hrs

Thursday 24.01.19 - 08.00-10.00hrs

Friday 25.01.19 - 18.00-20.00hrs


PRESENTING YOUR OWN WORK 

If you would like to present your own work at the winter symposium, please contact Mr Ciaran Wazir via email: ciaranwazir@gmail.com



WINTER SYMPOSIUM PROGRAMME

To view and download a pdf copy of the symposium programme, CLICK HERE



CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION

“The London Pain Forum "Advances in Pain Medicine" Winter Symposium, Tignes Le Lac, France, 20/01/2019-25/01/2019 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 18 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.”

“Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org"



REGISTRATION FEES


Registration for Scientific Programme  Only (20-25 Jan 2019)

GBP

Early Bird Registration Until 13.01.19
Registration for Scientific Programme Only: £350 (GBP)

Registration from 14.01.19
Registration for Scientific Programme Only: £400 (GBP)



7 Night Symposium Package Options 19-26 January 2019

(incl. symposium registration and accommodation with breakfasts and dinners)


Single En-Suite Room

£1775.00 (GBP)


Double or Twin En-Suite Room

Doctor + Guest Package

£2850.00 (GBP)

Doctors + Doctor Package

£3075.00 (GBP)


ONLINE PAYMENT OPTION

Pay Your Fees as a Guest of Paypal (incl. 5% Paypal Charge)



*Please visit BookCPD for further registration payment options, including card payments via Stripe gateway, bank transfers and pounds sterling cheques.


WINTER SYMPOSIUM DINNERS

There will be a total of 7 symposium dinners taking place throughout the symposium which are all included in the price for delegates registered for the 7 night symposium package at Hotel Village Montana 19-26 January 2019.

If you are not registered for the symposium accommodation package but would still like to attend any of the dinners, to check availability please contact: ciaranwazir@gmail.com



WINTER SYMPOSIUM HOTEL












HOTEL VILLAGE MONTANA
Les Almes
73320 Tignes le Lac
FRANCE


Located in the heart of Tignes le Lac and the Espace Killy area, the hotel Village Montana combines the charm and comfort of a mountain hotel with the elegance of a typical Savoyarde-style chalet.




GETTING TO TIGNES


It is the responsibility of participants to make their own way to Tignes but please find some options below:


By Plane



















Airports

Geneva
Lyon
Chambery
Grenoble & St Etienne

Some Airlines

Easyjet
Ryanair
BA
Swiss

Coach/Car Transfer Times

Lyon - 240km
Coach: 4 hr. - Car: 3 hr.
Geneva - 180km
Coach: 4 hr. - Car: 3 hr.
Chambery - 145km
Coach: 2 hr. 30 min

*For coach transfers between Geneva Airport and Tignes le Lac visit: www.altibus.com



By Train


















Join the group travelling on the Eurostar Winter train from London St Pancras to Bourg St Maurice on 19 January 2019, returning on 26 January 2019.  Book your tickets direct at www.eurostar.com
 Contact Mr Ciaran Wazir for further information regarding group shared taxi transfers between Bourg St Maurice and Tignes Le Lac: ciaranwazir@gmail.com


 2019 ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM


Wednesday, 6 June 2018

16 Nov 2018 - London Pain Forum at the House of Lords














The 20th Black-Tie Meeting of the London Pain Forum took place at the House of Lords on the evening of Friday, 16th November 2018.  Our host for the meeting, Baroness Caroline Cox, gave an inspiring lecture on 'The Pain and the Passion: the Privilege of Making a Difference'.


MEETING HOST














Baroness Caroline Cox
Founder and CEO
Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust

Honorary Fellowships: The Royal College of Surgeons of England; The Royal College of Nursing

Hon. Vice-President: The Royal College of Nursing of the UK; Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine; The Leprosy Mission.

Patron: Physicians for Human Rights, UK, Medical Aid for Poland Fund


LPF COUNCIL
Dr Teodor Goroszeniuk (President)
Dr Arun Bhaskar
Dr Rajesh Munglani
Dr Andrzej Krol
Dr Damien Smith


PRE-MEETING GUIDED TOUR

17.00hrs-18.00hrs: Guided Tour of House of Commons and House of Lords


MEETING TIMETABLE

Venue: Home Room, Committee Room G & Attlee Room, House of Lords, Westminster, London, SW1A 0PW, United Kingdom


Home Room

18.00hrs-18.30hrs: Registration/Reception

Committee Room G

18.30hrs-19.30hrs: Update from LPF Council & Special Guest Lecture

Attlee Room

19.30hrs-22.30hrs: Dinner & After Dinner Discussions/Debates

CLOSE OF MEETING


CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION

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


For updates of further London Pain Forum events, contact: ciaranwazir@londonpainforum.co.uk

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

*The meeting was approved for 3 CPD points by 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.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

17 Nov 2017 - London Pain Forum at the Carlton Club, Off Pall Mall




The 18th Meeting of the London Pain Forum took place at the Carlton Club, St James' Street, London on 17 November 2017.

The 185 year old club is famous for being the original home of The Conservative Party.

The LPF were were honoured by Prof Nadey Hakim's kind invitation to the Club and were very grateful for his inspirational special guest lecture at the meeting.


HOST & GUEST SPEAKER



Prof Nadey Hakim
Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur
President's Envoy, Imperial College London
Adjunct Professor of Transplantation Surgery,
Imperial College London
Private Surgery Practice, 100 Harley Street
London, UK






HISTORY OF THE CLUB


The Club was founded in 1832, following the massive reform majority in the 1831 general election, by Tory Peers, MPs and others, in order to improve the organisation and effectiveness of the Party.
On 10 March 1832, a meeting at the Thatched House tavern appointed a committee to take on and manage new premises in Carlton Terrace. The name ‘Carlton Club’ was adopted a week later.
By 1835 the club’s wealth and standing were such that it moved to specially designed premises on Pall Mall. Membership was a badge of allegiance to the Conservative Party and the Club provided the core of the party’s organisation for many decades, particularly before the foundation of Conservative Central Office.

The present address of 69 St James’s Street only became a clubhouse after the Pall Mall building was destroyed during the Second World War. Thankfully, many of the club’s most valuable portraits survived and now adorn the clubhouse walls.
The architect Thomas Hopper (1776-1856) designed the clubhouse in a restrained Palladian style, using Portland Stone. Like so many Regency buildings, the interior is dominated by an impressive stone staircase. Hopper used Greek sources for inspiration for the decoration.
Over the years, the clubhouse has been lovingly restored and maintained in a way that is deeply respectful of its heritage.

Monday, 2 January 2017

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





The London Pain Forum returned to The Private Room at The Ivy on 21 April 2017. We were delighted to welcome Prof José de Andrés, President of the European Society for Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy (ESRA), for a guest lecture 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




CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION

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

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/