Friday, 12 April 2019

12 April 2019 - 21st Black-Tie Meeting of the London Pain Forum, Carlton Club, St James'




THE TWENTY FIRST BLACK-TIE MEETING of the London Pain Forum will take place at the Carlton Club, St James' Street, London on Friday, 12 April 2019.

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

We are looking forward to welcoming Prof Luis Garcia-Larrea, Editor in Chief of the European Journal of Pain, for the guest lecture on: "The Construction of Pain."


GUEST SPEAKER



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







LPF COUNCIL 

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



MEETING TIMETABLE

Venue: The Carlton Club, 69 St James's St, St. James's, London SW1A 1PJ

Morning Room

18.00hrs-18.30hrs: Registration

Cabinet Room

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

Morning Room

19.30hrs-23.00hrs: Dinner & After Dinner Discussions/Debates

CLOSE OF MEETING



DRESS CODE

Strictly Black-Tie



MEETING REGISTRATION FEE

Early Bird Reg Fee (Until 01.04.19): £195.00

Registration Fee (From 02.04.19): £250.00

*Including Reception, Dinner & Scientific Programme


ONLINE PAYMENT OPTION

Pay by Debit/Credit Card as Paypal Guest (incl. 5% Paypal fee)
To pay the early bird registration via card with the Stripe Gateway on bookcpd.com website,
CLICK HERE


CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION

*An application for 3 CPD Points has been submitted to the Royal College of Anaesthetists, 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.

Sunday, 3 February 2019

3-4 May 2019 - LPF 7th Hands-on Interventional Cadaver Workshop, London, UK




THE LONDON PAIN FORUM's SEVENTH hands-on cadaver course on interventional pain medicine and neuromodulation procedures under x-ray and ultrasound guidance will take place at Department of Anatomy, King's College London, Guy's Hospital Campus, London, UK on the evening of Friday, 3rd May and all day Saturday, 4th May 2019.

A leading faculty will deliver expert lectures and teach on the hands-on workshop stations at the meeting.

The LPF are delighted to be organising the event as a satellite workshop of the British Pain Society 52nd Annual Scientific Congress which will be taking place at the Hilton London Tower Bridge Hotel on 1-3 May 2019.



ONLINE PAYMENTS

Pay Reg Fees by Debit/Credit Card (inc. Paypal Charges):

Alternatively, to pay your registration fee via card with the Stripe Payment Gateway on the website bookcpd.com, CLICK HERE

*For further details of how to pay the registration fee via bank transfer or pounds sterling cheque, please contact: ciaranwazir@gmail.com


CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION

“An application has been made to the EACCME® (European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education) for CME accreditation of this event”


WORKSHOP FACULTY



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




 
Dr Tedor Goroszeniuk
President, London Pain Forum

Interventional Pain Management 
and Neuromodulation Practice 
Wimpole Street, London, UK









Dr Ashish Shetty
London Pain Forum Fellow
Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia
Education and Neuromodulation Lead
Pain Management Centre
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
University College London Hospitals
London, UK


     




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








Dr Ashish Gulve
Honorary Treasurer, Neuromodulation Society of the UK & Ireland
Consultant in Anaesthesia & Pain Management
The James Cook University Hospital
Middlesbrough, UK







Dr Ron Cooper
Representative for World Institute of Pain, Northern Ireland
Past Chair, Interventional SIG, British Pain Society
Special Interest: Interventional Pain/Neuromodulation
Consultant Anaesthetist & Pain Specialist
Causeway Hospital
Coleraine
Northern Ireland








Dr Sumit Gulati
Chair, Interventional Special Interest Group
of British Pain Society
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia
The Walton Centre
Liverpool, UK








Dr Raja Reddy
President, WAPMU
Secretary, UK WIP Section
Special Interest: Ultrasound Guided Interventional Procedures
Consultant & Clinical Lead: Pain Medicine
Medway Maritime Hospital
Kent, UK









Dr Sadiq Bhayani FIPP, CIPS
Consultant Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Leicester, UK








Dr Hadi Bedran
Clinical Lead for Neuromodulation
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia
St George's Hospital
London, UK











Dr Stephen Ward
Chair of the NICE Guideline on Low Back Pain and Sciatica
Consultant in Pain Medicine
Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals
London, UK









Dr Andrzej Krol
London Pain Forum Council Member
Co-ordinator, ESRA USG Pain Cadaver Workshops (Europe)
Chairman and Scientific Director
RA-UK/ESRA USG Pain Course (London)
Past-President, Interventional Section, Polish Pain Society
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia
St George's Hospital
London, UK







Dr Zbigniew Kirkor
Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia
Clinical Lead for Pain Services
Shrewsbury & Telford Hospitals NHS Trust
Shrewsbury
Shropshire, UK










Dr Amod Manocha
Special Interest: USG Interventions
Consultant in Pain Management
Delhi, India









Dr Dalvina Hanu-Cernat
Vice-Chair, UK Section World Institute of Pain
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia
University Hospitals Birmingham
Birmingham, UK






Dr Parveen Dhillon
Consultant in Pain Medicine
& Anaesthesia
Addenbrooke's Hospital
Cambridge, UK




Dr Ravi Kare
Consultant in Pain Medicine
& Anaesthesia
Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital
NHS Foundation Trust
Norwich, UK










PRELIMINARY TIMETABLE


DAY ONE EVENING LECTURES (03.05.19, 17.00-20.30hrs)

Review of Spinal Anatomy for Pain Interventions

Evidence Based Procedures

Update on Radiofrequency Treatments

Racz Epidurolysis for Back Pain

Interventions for Headache and Facial Pain

Advances in Spinal Cord Stimulation

Advances in Peripheral Neuromodulation

Review of Regenerative Medicine Interventions for Chronic Pain

Free Oral Presentations


DAY TWO HANDS-ON STATIONS (04.05.19, 08.30-17.30hrs)

Preliminary Station Topics (5 participants per station):

Station 1. X-ray Guided Interventions for Headache and Cervicalgia (cadaver)
Station 2. X-ray Guided Interventions for Back Pain (cadaver)
Station 3. X-ray Guided Spinal Cord Stimulation (cadaver)
Station 4. Ultrasound Guided Peripheral Neuromodulation (cadaver)
Station 5. Ultrasound Guided Interventions for Abdominal and Pelvic Pain (cadaver)
Station 6. Ultrasound Guided Interventions of the Thorax (cadaver)
Station 7. Ultrasound Guided MSK Interventions. incl PRP/Regenerative Medicine (cadaver)
Station 8. Ultrasound Guided Live Scanning: Ask the Expert (live model)



WORKSHOP PROGRAMME

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


CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION

“An application has been made to the EACCME® (European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education) for CME accreditation of this event”


REGISTRATION FEES


Early Bird Registration Fee (until 28.03.19):

£400.00 (GBP)

Registration After 28.03.19

£450.00

*£50 discount for attendees of 52nd BPS ASM Congress 1-3 May 2019

Workshop Dinner Fee (03.05.19):

£65.00


ONLINE PAYMENTS

Pay Reg Fees by Debit/Credit Card (inc. Paypal Charges):

Alternatively, to pay your registration fee via card with the Stripe Payment Gateway on the website bookcpd.com, CLICK HERE


*For further details of how to pay the registration fee via bank transfer or pounds sterling cheque, please contact: ciaranwazir@gmail.com


ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM






HOTEL ACCOMMODATION NEAR WORKSHOP VENUE 

London Bridge Hotel

Hilton Tower Bridge 

Novotel London City South

Hotel Novotel London Blackfriars

Travelodge London Central Southwark





52ND BRITISH PAIN SOCIETY ASM 1-3 MAY 2019














For further information on the British Pain Society Annual Scientific Congress at Hilton London Tower Bridge Hotel on 1-3 May 2019, CLICK HERE

Friday, 16 November 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/

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.