Morning, Monday, 20th June 2022
This conference will discuss the next steps for diagnosis, treatment and management of conditions that cause chronic pain, and the priorities for supporting people living with its effects.
Delegates will examine the development of integrated healthcare in local communities and developing best practice for delivering patient-centred care - as well as the support required for the health workforce to deliver quality care and pain management for patients.
It will be an opportunity to evaluate the recent updates to NICE’s guidance for chronic pain management, and the development of integrated care systems in the context of the Health and Care Bill.
There will also be discussion on alternative approaches to chronic pain management including psychological therapies, social prescribing and complementary medicine, with NICE commencing medical cannabis clinical trials for people with chronic pain.
Overall, areas for discussion include priorities and next steps for:
- long-term management of chronic pain conditions
- improving diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain, and developing person-centred community care
- widening awareness and understanding of chronic pain conditions
- understanding risk factors for developing chronic pain conditions, and approaches to prevention
- supporting the wellbeing of people living with chronic pain, and improving access to mental health services
- new, diverse treatment programmes for sufferers of chronic pain
- regulation and guidance for new treatments for chronic pain
We are pleased to be able to include keynote sessions with Dr Cathy Stannard, Clinical Lead, Pain Transformation Programme, NHS Gloucestershire CCG; and Topic Advisor, NICE Guidelines for Chronic Pain Management; Dr Andreas Goebel, Chair, Pain Research Institute; and Reader in Pain Medicine, University of Liverpool; and Dr Neha Issar-Brown, Director of Research, Versus Arthritis.