Recent Advances & Study Days

Upcoming events:

February Study Days: Hot Topics and Case Studies in Acute Pain

4th & 5th February 2019

Join us for our study days, aimed at all those working within Services that involve Acute Pain Management.  There will be a lively mix of case studies, lectures and discussion with an opportunity for networking.  ‘Hot topics’ include; whether discharge analgesia is fuelling the opioid crisis; medicolegal perspectives of nerve injury following regional anaesthesia; intravenous lidocaine and magnesium for acute pain; and fascial plane blocks.  You can book for one or both days and reduced rates are available for trainees and nurses.

Location: Royal College of Anaesthetists, London

Nurses are welcome to attend study days and can do so at the trainee fee rate.  Please contact to arrange this.


June Study Day: Musculoskeletal System Examination for Diagnosing Pain Problems

12th June 2019

This day consists of basic orientation lectures, guidance and demonstration on physical examination skills, interactive workshops on how to perform musculoskeletal examination with a quiz and discussion to round the day off.  Workshops cover examination of lumbar spone and pelvis, hips and knees, ankles and feet, cervical and thoracic spine, wrists and hands and the shoulder joint.  A reduced rate is available for trainees.

Location: Royal College of Anaesthetists, London


Recent Advances

At the beginning of each year, the Faculty will run a Recent Advances day (this will run concurrently with one of our study days). These events are a great opportunity for consultants, trainees and anyone else who has an interest in Pain Medicine to spend the day learning about advances in various areas of pain medicine.

Comments from previous recent advances:

  • Excellent Programme, superb topics and experts. very impressed with the quality of the speakers
  • Loved it. So good to have most of pain medicine covered by experts so clearly
  • Exactly what I was looking for
  • Really impressed with the quality and experience of the speakers, truly experts in their fields


Study days

The bi-annual study days are themed around specific areas of pain medicine, previous issues covered include cancer pain management, acute pain medicine and spinal cord stimulation. One of the study days runs concurrently with the Recent Advances Day. 

Comments from previous study days:

  • Excellent day, best I have attended in years. Evidence based, but not just presenting. Lots of evidence, everything was related to clinical practice
  • Programme tackled the challenging aspects of acute pain work. Not seen this addressed at acute pain meetings before
  • Contemporary agenda covering clinical relevant subjects. Good mixture of subjects
  • Very good conference, lots of audience participation and chance to ask questions and share





Hot Topics and Case Studies in Acute Pain 4th and 5th February 2019


Musculoskeletal System Examination for Diagnosing Pain Problems 12 June 2019