Saturday, December 13, 2008
Listen to the lecture: Fear avoidance and its effect on adherence to treatment, a physiotherapist's perspective
We apologise for the poor audio quality in parts of this recording.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Listen to the lecture: The role of illness perceptions and medicine beliefs in adherence to chronic pain medication
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Notice of meeting: The role of illness perceptions and medicine beliefs in adherence to chronic pain medication
Dr Leanne Ramsay, Clinical Psychologist
Tuesday October 7th at 19.00
The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, 232-242 St. Vincent Street Glasgow, G2 5RJ
A buffet dinner will be served at 6pm before the talk.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Tuesday 7th October at 7pm
The role of illness perceptions and medicine beliefs in adherence to chronic pain medication.
Dr Leanne Ramsay, Clinical Psychologist
Tuesday 2nd December at 7pm
Fear avoidance and its effect on adherence to treatment. A Physiotherapist’s perspective
Ms Linda Sparks, Senior Physiotherapist
Tuesday 3rd Feb at 7pm
Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow
232-242 St Vincent Street
Glasgow G2 5RJ
A buffet dinner will be served before each talk at 6pm
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
1. Committee posts: Lew-Chin Chee has stepped down as treasurer, and we thank her for her hard work over the years. Jonathan Oates kindly agreed to fill the post of treasurer, and David Craig has stepped in as secretary. Lars Williams will stay on for another year as chairman.
2. Evening meetings: attendance over the year 2007-8 has been reasonable, though still not as high as we had hoped. We all agreed we should concentrate more on local speakers - there are a lot of initiatives and projects taking place in the west of Scotland, and the WoSPG could be a good forum for presenting and publicising local work. The NBPA meetings are probably a better place for 'big name' speakers.
3. Venue: we know the SGH isn't ideal, and we'll look again into finding a more central venue, eg the Royal College of Physicians building on St Vincent St.
4. Training days: in recognition of our growing membership, many of whom are relatively new to the field of pain, we are hoping to hold an educational / training day in the near future, with a mixture of teaching and workshops. Possible topics include communication skills, research and audit.
5. 2008-9 meetings: a few ideas were discussed, and David will be getting in touch with potential speakers soon. We will retain the current arrangement of 3 meetings (one every 2nd month), plus the joint meeting with the East of Scotland Group, maybe Feb 09. We will reinstate the postal notification of meetings (the 'wee card') as well as continuing with e-mails.
Hope to see some of you at meetings when we start again in October
Chairman, West of Scotland Pain Group
Friday, April 11, 2008
Friday, April 04, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Articles in The Herald:
NHS admits it is failing thousands suffering chronic pain
The pain barrier that has to be broken
The truth often hurts
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Friday, February 29, 2008
Zombie philosophy - more than a professor with a hangover? How does colourblind Mary know that her lamb is white? And what has this nonsense to do with pain? Dr Tillmann Vierkant of the University of Edinburgh explains to the combined meeting of the East and West of Scotland Pain Groups.
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Zombie Mary and the Blue Banana
Consciousness: an introduction - Susan J Blackmore
The conscious mind : in search of a fundamental theory - David Chalmers
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Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
When: Thursday 28th February 2008
"Zombies and Pain!" - Dr Tillmann Vierkant, Edinburgh University Dept of Philosophy
Venue: The Scotsman Hotel, North Bridge, Edinburgh
Coffee & registration: 6–7pm
Lecture & discussion: 7–8pm
To be followed by a meal
Registration £10, send cheque made payable to "The East of Scotland Pain Group" to
Dr Steve Gilbert, Pain Clinic, Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline KY12 0SU
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01383 623623 ext 4749