Wednesday, October 10, 2007

PostScript - Area Drugs & Therapeutics Committee and pain drugs

Pain drugs appear prominently in this month's edition of NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde's Area Drugs & Therapeutics Committee's publication.
Download postscript (pdf)

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

SMC: ziconotide

Ziconotide (Prialt®) is not recommended for use within NHS Scotland for the treatment of severe, chronic pain in patients who require intrathecal analgesia.
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Thursday, October 04, 2007

NBPA Winter Scientific Meeting - 'I fought the the Law and the Law won'

Medico-legal issues in Chronic Pain Management
(5 CEPD Points)
Friday 16th November 2007

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
9 Queen Street

Full programme here ...

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

West of Scotland Pain Management Lecture Programme 2007-2008

In addition to the West of Scotland Pain Group meetings, the following lecture series will be run this year. These talks are aimed at trainees in all medical specialties, nursing, and professions allied to health, but of course GPs and consultants are welcome too.

All lectures are on the first Tuesday of the month (except the January lecture which is on Wednesday 9th) at 17.15 for 17.30hrs. They take place at the Walton Centre, Southern General Hospital.

2nd October 2007
Assessment in Chronic Pain Patients - Dr Mike Basler
Anatomy and Physiology of Pain - Dr Pete MacKenzie

6th November 2006
Back and Musculoskeletal Pain - Dr Gavin Gordon
Pain control in Rheumatology - Dr Elaine Morrison

4th December 2007
Psychology in Chronic Pain - Dr David Craig
Psychiatry and Chronic Pain TBC

9th January 2008
Neuropathic Pain - Dr Mick Serpell
Endocrine effects of long term opioid use - Dr Kathleen Cooke

5th February 2008
Acute Pain and Outcomes after Surgery - Dr Grant Haldane
Morphine –6-glucoronide - Dr Sandy Binning

4th March 2008
Pain Management in Palliative Care - Dr Alison Mitchell
Interventional Cancer Pain Management - Dr Lisa Manchanda

1st April 2008
Physiotherapy in Chronic Pain - Aline Williams
Registrar’s Presentation - Dr Margaret Owen

6th May 2008
Pharmacological Management of Pain - Jon McGhie
Evidence Based Treatment - Dr Colin Rae

3rd June 2008
Interventional Pain Management - Dr Pete MacKenzie
Failed Back Surgery - TBC