The Faculty of Pain Medicine events aim to give essential updates and provide information on important advances in pain related issues. The events provide a forum for networking with peers and experts in the field, as well as making an important contribution to your CPD. Please see the Events Calendar page for information on upcoming events.
Each year the Faculty runs two study days, a recent advances day and the Annual Meeting. The Faculty has also recently introduced the FFPMRCA Examination Tutorial series and in 2012 has also recently run 'Developing a UK Clinical Research Forum for Pain'.
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. Comments from previous study days:
- Relevant topics to practice - a very useful meeting
- Very good and stimulating. I've learnt a lot
The Faculty holds its Annual Meeting in November each year. As well as a useful updates day, it is an opportunity for pain medicine doctors to get together with other members of the Faculty and the Faculty Board. As well as lectures by highly regarded speakers, there is also a Faculty update, trainee publication prize award and the Patrick Wall Lecture followed by the award of the Patrick Wall medal.
Comments from previous Annual Meetings:
- A good mix of experts and disciplines amongst the speakers
- Very interesting, practical and down to earth topics
- Very informative, highly valued speakers
In January of each year, the Faculty will run a recent advances day (this will run concurrently with one of the 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.
- Excellent Programe, superb topics and experts. very impressed with the qualityof the speakers
- Loved it. So good to have most of pain medicine covered by experts so clearly
With the introduction of the FFPMRCA examination, the Faculty will be running bi-annual Examination Tutorials (before each exam) to assis the trainees in preparation for the exam. These are interactive days, covering a wide range of topics through workshops and lectures; where the trainees are expected to pre-prepare for the day to encourage discussion and interactive learning. The next tutorial is scheduled for 7 June 2013.
Dr Sanjeeva Gupta and Dr Sandesha Kothari, the Faculties Educational Meetings Advisor and Deputy respectively, work hard to find the best speakers for the FPM events; the success can be measured by all of the positive comments received.
Your attendance, contribution and feedback are key to the success of all the current and future meetings. If you have suggestions regarding current or future meetings please contact the Faculty (email@example.com).