Thursday, November 12, 2015
Just a reminder that the next WoSPG of 2015 will be on Wednesday 25th November. The speaker for this evening is Dr David Craig, who is based at the Glasgow Pain Management Service. He will present on 'Acceptance Commitment Therapy: A Beginner's Guide.
The meeting will take place at the Adelphi Centre, 12 Commercial Road, Glasgow, G5 0PQ. The presentation starts at 7pm but a hot buffet is available from 6pm.
If you cannot attend, audio files of the presentation will be available after the date of the lecture on http://www.wspain.
blogspot.com. There is also an archive of previous presentations available on the site. Our Facebook page with events is here: http://www.facebook.com/ WestOfScotlandPainGroup and our Twitter feed can be followed @WoSPG.
Our meetings are open to any discipline with an interest in pain, are free of charge and you will receive a CPD certificate following attendance.
Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Secretary, West of Scotland Pain Group
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
West of Scotland Pain Group
Winter programme 2015-16
Wednesday 28th October 2015 – Extended Evening till 9pm
‘Pain in Children’
Dr Ross Fairgrieve
Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist
Dr Ewan Wallace
Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist
Nurse Specialist in Pain Management
Wednesday 25th November 2015
‘Acceptance Commitment Therapy: A Beginner’s Guide’
Dr David Craig
Consultant Psychologist, Glasgow Pain Management Service
Wednesday 27th January 2016
Dunbar vs Williams…The Great Debate
“Chronic pain patients, who are referred into the pain clinic, should be given a course of treatment and then discharged.”
Dr Martin Dunbar, Consultant Psychologist, Glasgow Pain Management Programme
& Dr Lars Williams, Consultant Anaesthetist, Glasgow Pain Management Service
Wednesday 24th February 2016
‘Getting Back to Work with Pain’
Highly Specialist Physiotherapist in Occupational Health
Disability Employment Advisor TBC
Department for Work and Pensions
Meetings are held at the Adelphi Centre,
12 Commercial Road, Glasgow. G5 OPQ
All meetings start at 7pm, with a buffet meal available from 6pm
Please note WoSPG meetings are supported by industry and there will be company promotional stands present at each event.
The 2015-16 winter programme for the West of Scotland Pain Group (WoSPG) is now available - see next post.
Of particular note is the change of venue to the Adelphi Centre on Commercial Road, Glasgow. Details are on the programme.
As in previous years the WoSPG committee have agreed to make funding available to pay the registration fees for the North British Pain Association meetings for a limited number of nurses, physiotherapists or other AHP's who attend WoSPG meetings. We will support registration for up to two delegates for each meeting. Applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis and should be submitted by e-mail to the secretary.
Any applications for the meeting in November should be submitted now, and those for the meeting in May 2016 should be submitted by the end of March 2016.
We plan to offer a single educational grant of £100, for the same professional groups as above who attend WoSPG meetings. Again applications should be submitted to the secretary. We may ask the recipients of these grants to present feedback from the meetings to the group.
This year we are also very excited to offer a larger educational grant to support a training course/site visit/scientific meeting. Applicants will be required to submit a statement of support including estimated costs and whether any of this will be funded from elsewhere. We are proposing the closing date for submissions (again to secretary) is the 20th December 2015. We will have further details at our October meeting.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
The next WoSPG of 2015 will be on Wednesday 25th February. The speaker for this evening is Sandra Shields, who is a Dementia Nurse Consultant at Alzheimer Scotland. She will present on 'Holistic Approach to Pain Management in Cognitive Impairment'.
The meeting will take place in the Ebenezer Duncan Centre, at the Victoria Infirmary in Glasgow. The presentation starts at 7pm but a hot buffet is available from 6pm.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
The first WoSPG meeting of 2015 will be on Wednesday 28th January. The evening has been coordinated by Dr Dan Govenden who is the current Pain Fellow in Glasgow.
The speakers for this evening are; Dr Gillian Wright (ST6 in Palliative Care Medicine) presenting 'An update on Chronic Pain in Palliative Care', Dr Peter Paisley (ST4 Anaesthetics) presenting on 'Opioids and Addiction' and Dr Hameed registrar in rehabilitative medicine presenting on 'Rehabilitation of Amputees'.
The meeting will take place in the Ebenezer Duncan Centre, at the Victoria Infirmary in Glasgow. The presentations start at 7pm and a delicious hot buffet is available from 6pm.