Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Winter programme 2015-16

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

Sister Reilly
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’

Richard Farquhar
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.

A new season

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.