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Pain in Military Veterans & Pain in Torture Survivors Study Day

26th Feb 2018

Churchill House
35 Red Lion Square


Treating pain in people with post-traumatic stress symptoms: survivors of torture and of war

This day will be run in two halves, and participants are welcome to sign up for either or both. The morning will cover medical, psychological and physiotherapeutic principles and practices of treating chronic pain in military veterans, from an experienced team at the King Edward VII Hospital. The afternoon will cover medical, psychological and physiotherapeutic principles and practices for treating chronic pain in survivors of torture, in a pain clinic, with teaching from clinicians from a variety of settings. 




09.00 Registration and Coffee
09.30 Welcome and Introduction to Morning
09.40 The King Edwards VII Experience
  Dr Dominic Aldington, Consultant in Pain Management & Dr Jan Van Der Merwe
10.30 Coffee Break
10.50 Understanding Psychiatric Effects of Combat, Torture and Incarceration with reference to Physical Illness and Chronic Pain
  Dr Walter Busuttil, Medical Director and Consultant Psychiatrist, Combat Stress
11.30 A Heavy Reckoning
  Dr Emily Mayhew, Historian in Residence, the Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London
12.30 Lunch (for all including half day delegates)
13.30 Introduction to Afternoon and Literature Review
  Dr Amanda C de C Williams, Reader in Clinical Health Psychology, University College London
13.50 Safe Surgeries: Closing the gaps in migrant access to NHS care
  Jennie Corbett, UK Policy & Advocacy Officer, Doctors of the World
14.30 Coffee
14.45 Health problems of torture survivors and the complexities of assessing them
  Dr Juliet Cohen, Head of Doctors, Freedom from Torture
15.35 The Chelsea & Westminster Pain Service - Survivors of torture pain clinic
  Dr Bianca Kuehler,  Locum Consultant & Dr Susan Childs, Lead Pain Management Therapies
16.25 Closing remarks
16.30 Close





This meeting is split into two halves and you can book onto just one half (morning or afternoon session) or come for the whole day, all bookings include lunch.

Catagory Full Day Rate Half Day Rate
BPS Member £144 (inc VAT) £72 (inc VAT)
Non-Member Trainee £180 (inc VAT) £90 (inc VAT)
Non-Member £288 (inc VAT) £144 (inc VAT)

If you are not a member of The British Pain Society joining will entitle you to the discounted member rate, more information on haow to join can be found here JOIN


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