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Scientific Programme

Plenary
Sessions
Parallel
Sessions
Industry Satellite Symposia Society
Meetings
Poster Viewing Sessions
 Hall AHall BHALL CHALL D
11:00 – 11:15

Welcome

   
11:15 – 11:55
Plenary Session 1
BPS Lecture

Chair: Roger Knaggs
Where does psychology belong in pain management?,
Amanda Williams
   
11:55 – 12:00BREAK
12:00 – 13:20
Parallel Session A1
Pain Assessment Across the Lifespan
Chair: Felicia Cox, UK
Biopsychosocial assessment of pain in children: beyond pain intensity, Suellen Walker, UK
The development of a pain assessment tool for people with a Learning Disability, Vicky Sandy-Davis, UK
Pain is what the patient says it is, but what if they cannot say, Patricia Schfield, UK
Parallel Session A2
Distinct Phenotypes and Mechanisms of Pain in Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Chair: Shafaq Sikandar, UK
Neutrophil mediated sensitization of dorsal root ganglia neurons in FMS, Shafaq Sikandar, UK
The role of the microbiome in fibromyalgia syndrome, Amir MInerbi, Israel
Small nerve fibers and microRNAs in FMS – promising paths to better diagnostics and
treatment? Nurcan Uçeyler, Germany
Parallel Session A3
Pain and Suicide: Exploring Risk Factors, Opioid Use and Potential Targets for Intervention

Chair: Nicole Tang, UK
Pain and Mental defeat: Insights into Suicide Risk, Kristy Themelis, UK
The role of self-compassion in chronic pain and mental health outcomes, Jenna L. Gillett, UK
Pain, Opioids and Suicide: Have we gone too far? Martin D. Cheatle, USA
Parallel Session A4
Pain Following Major Traumatic Injury: Lessons Learnt From Military Contexts

Chair: Harriet Kemp, UK
Pain Following Combat Injury, Alex Kumar, UK
Pain and Musculoskeletal Injury, Fraje Watson, UK
Pain following Major Traumatic Injuries in Civilian Populations, Harriet Kemp, UK
13:20 – 14:00
LUNCH BREAK / POSTER VIEWING / EXHIBITION
14:00 – 15:20
Parallel Session B1
Beyond Tokenistic Involvement: Working with Patient and Public Contributors in Pain Research

Chair: Ian Taverner, UK
Embedding public contribution in pain research from the start, Carolyn Chew-Graham OBE, UK
Using peoples’ life stories to drive the investigation of long-term causal pain pathways, Charlotte Woolley, UK
Identifying, Engaging and Involving People Living with Pain with Diverse Backgrounds: A Role for Patient Ambassadors, Louise Trewern, UK & Sarah Harrisson, UK
Parallel Session B2
Pain Across the Continuum of Cancer

Chair: Sam H Ahmedzai, UK
Characterising the phenotype of neuropathic pain in cancer patients, Matthew Mulvey,UK
Looking for biomarkers and genetic predictors of pain in cancer patients, Paul Farquhar-Smith, UK
New therapies, new pains: the two faces of targeted biologics and CAR-T approaches, Jennifer Vidrine, UK
Parallel Session B3
Making Time to Talk About Pain

Chair: Cathy Stannard, UK
Getting pain to the top of the agenda, Di Aitken, UK
Primary Care Group Consultations for people with Chronic Pain, Barbara Phipps, UK
Evolution of a whole system approach to supporting people to live well with pain, Cathy Stannard, UK
Parallel Session B4
Interventional Pain Medicine
How to best practice in RF

Chair: Cathy Price, UK
RF – Lumbar, Cathy Price, UK
RF – Cervical, Ganesan Baranidharan, UK
RF- Knee
RF – Hip or SIJ
RF – Shoulder
15:20 – 16:20
Attended Poster Viewing Session (Odd Numbers) with Coffee Break
16:20 – 17:20
Industry Satellite Symposia 1
SIG Business Meetings
Pain in Older People SIG
SIG Business Meetings
Medicolegal SIG
SIG Business Meetings
Primary & Community Care SIG
17:20 – 18:30
Plenary Session 2
Visceral Pain
Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches; What Causes Abdominal Pain in Gastrointestinal Disease, David Bulmer

Rona Moss-Morris
   
18:30 – 20:00
Welcome Reception

Exhibition Area

Hall A Hall B HALL C HALL D
08:00 – 09:00
Industry Satellite Symposia 2
09:00 – 09:10 BREAK
09:10 – 10:20
Plenary Session 3 Women’s Health
Pelvic Mesh, Sohier Elneil
10:20 – 11:20
AGM
11:20 – 11:50 COFFEE BREAK / POSTER VIEWING / EXHIBITION
11:50 – 13:10
Parallel Session C1 Why Don’t Gabapentinoids Work for Everyone?
Chair: Paul Farquhar-Smith, UK
What is the evidence for gabapentinoids in acute and chronic pain?, Mahindra Chincholkar, UK Why don’t gabapentoids work for all? A scientific explanation, Tony Dickenson, UK Mirogabalin: is there hope for gabapentinoids?, Paul Farquhar-Smith, UK
Parallel Session C2 Getting Started in Research
Chair: Felicia Cox, UK
The POPPY Study – Patient reported Outcomes, postoperative Pain and Pain relief in day case surgery-& the RAFT network, Adam Brayne, UK An overview of the PANDOS study, how to get buy in from local teams, Partice Forget, UK Getting started in research – An interactive discussion, Gary Macfarlane, UK
Parallel Session C3 Current Methodologies to Support the Study of Chronic Pain and Its Psycho-social Dynamics in Naturalistic Settings
Chair: Diego Vitali, UK Bringing lab-tech in the wild: limitations and benefits of using wearable sensors to study chronic pain in naturalistic settings, Diego Vitali, UK Overview of AI approaches for addressing challenges relevant to automatic recognition of levels of pain and related constructs, Temitayo Olugbade, UK Designing a Virtual Reality intervention for chronic pain; challenges and consideration, Emma Fisher, UK
Parallel Session C4 Rethinking Pain: Collaborative Working Across the Clinical, Voluntary and Community Sector to Provide Person-centered Pain Care
Chair: Mark I. Johnson, UK Rationale for greater collaborative working across the clinical, voluntary and community sector, Mark I. Johnson, UK Development & delivery of the Rethinking Pain Programme – system change to address the needs of diverse communities in Bradford District & Craven, Kerry Page, UK Evaluation of system change and the Rethinking Pain programme – Theory of Change and findings from an independent evaluation, Kate Thompson, UK
13:10 – 14:30 LUNCH BREAK / POSTER VIEWING / EXHIBITION
13:30 – 14:30
Industry Satellite Symposia 3
Early Careers Networking Event
Practical Clinical Hypnosis for Pain
Hosted by the Philosophy and Ethics Special Interest Group of the BPS
Chair: Maureen Tilford, UK Clinical Hypnosis in obstetrics, painful procedures and neuropathy, Amelia van Manen, UK Clinical Hypnosis in Oncology, Sarah Patridge, UK Uses of Clinical Hypnosis from the Viewpoint of a Paediatric Anaesthetist, Caron Moores, UK
How can basic scientists, healthcare professionals and patients work together for the advancement of BPS?
Chair: Sam H Ahmedzai, UK The 2022 BPS TPVC national survey of public experience of UK pain services – benefits and weaknesses, Sam H Ahmedzai, UK Basic scientists engaging with patients leads to better fundamental research strategies, Kirsty Bannister, UK The TPVC 2023 strategy and how it can help BPS achieve its aims, Victoria Abbot-Fleming & Tim Atkinson
14:30 – 15:40
Plenary Session 4 Markers of Persistent Pain
Kathleen Sluka
John McBeth
15:40 – 16:40
Best Poster Oral Presentations
Chair: Edmund Keogh
16:40 – 17:10 COFFEE BREAK / POSTER VIEWING / EXHIBITION
17:10 – 18:20
Plenary Session 5 BPS Debate
18:20 – 19:20
SIG Business Meeting
 
Interventional Pain Medicine SIG
SIG Business Meeting
SIG Business Meeting
SIG Business Meeting
18:30 – 20:00
2. Social Event
Hall A Hall B HALL C HALL D
08:30 – 09:30
Industry Satellite Symposia 4
09:30 – 10:40
Plenary Session 6 Barriers to Accessing Pain Management Services Chair: Felicia Cox, UK
Jackie Walumbe David Blane
10:40 – 11:10 BREAK
11:10 – 12:10
Oral Poster Presentations 1
Oral Poster Presentations 2
Oral Poster Presentations 3
Oral Poster Presentations 4
12:10 – 13:40 LUNCH BREAK / POSTER VIEWING / EXHIBITION
12:40 – 13:40 Attended Poster Viewing Session (Even Numbers)
13:40 – 15:00
Parallel Session D1 APDP
Parallel Session D2 Opioids After Surgery, Prescribing and De-prescribing. Why and How? Chair: Felicia Cox, UK
What do we know about opioid use after surgery?, Patrice Forget, UK What about patients’ opinions and perspectives about opioids after surgery?, Dalia Aljohani, UK How to personalise postoperative pain management during the acute and subacute phases?, Esther Pogatzki-Zahn, Germany
Parallel Session D3 Approach to Migraine Treatments: Who, When and Why Chair: Vivek Mehta, UK & Anna Andreou, UK
Approach to the treatment of migraine: What to prescribe and when, Modar Khalil, UK Neuromodulation techniques in migraine: What is the current role?, Kavita Poply, UK The UK National Migraine Registry and Audit Tool, Anna Andreou, UK
Parallel Session D4 Basic Science
Dissecting Mechanisms that Underlie the Pain Experience Using Novel Approaches Chair: Kirsty Bannister, UK
How does the nervous system handle pain throughout life? Neuroplasticity in the developing and aging nervous system and the role of opioids in shaping pain experience, Gareth Hathway, UK Developing better translational biomarkers of activity in nociceptive circuits, Tony Pickering, UK The role of soluble epoxide hydrolase in regulating inflammation and pain: opportunities for novel analgesic strategies, Victoria Chapman, UK
15:00 – 15:40
Plenary Session 7 Pat Wall Lecture Chair: Roger Knaggs
Tony Pickering
15:40 – 16:00
Poster Awards & Closing Ceremony
Hall A
11:00 – 11:15

Welcome

11:15 – 11:55
Plenary Session 1 BPS Lecture Chair: Roger Knaggs
Where does psychology belong in pain management?, Amanda Williams
11:55 – 12:00 BREAK
12:00 – 13:20
Parallel Session A1 Pain Assessment Across the Lifespan Chair: Felicia Cox, UK
Biopsychosocial assessment of pain in children: beyond pain intensity, Suellen Walker, UK
The development of a pain assessment tool for people with a Learning Disability, Vicky Sandy-Davis, UK
Pain is what the patient says it is, but what if they cannot say, Patricia Schfield, UK
13:20 – 14:00
LUNCH BREAK / POSTER VIEWING / EXHIBITION
14:00 – 15:20
Parallel Session B1 Beyond Tokenistic Involvement: Working with Patient and Public Contributors in Pain Research Chair: Ian Taverner, UK
Embedding public contribution in pain research from the start, Carolyn Chew-Graham OBE, UK
Using peoples’ life stories to drive the investigation of long-term causal pain pathways, Charlotte Woolley, UK
Identifying, Engaging and Involving People Living with Pain with Diverse Backgrounds: A Role for Patient Ambassadors, Louise Trewern, UK & Sarah Harrisson, UK
15:20 – 16:20
Attended Poster Viewing Session (Odd Numbers) with Coffee Break
16:20 – 17:20
Industry Satellite Symposia 1
17:20 – 18:30
Plenary Session 2 Visceral Pain
Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches; What Causes Abdominal Pain in Gastrointestinal Disease, David Bulmer Rona Moss-Morris
18:30 – 20:00
Welcome Reception
Exhibition Area
Hall B
11:00 – 11:15

 

11:15 – 11:55
 
11:55 – 12:00 BREAK
12:00 – 13:20
Parallel Session A2 Distinct Phenotypes and Mechanisms of Pain in Fibromyalgia Syndrome Chair: Shafaq Sikandar, UK
Neutrophil mediated sensitization of dorsal root ganglia neurons in FMS, Shafaq Sikandar, UK
The role of the microbiome in fibromyalgia syndrome, Amir MInerbi, Israel Small nerve fibers and microRNAs in FMS – promising paths to better diagnostics and treatment? Nurcan Uçeyler, Germany
13:20 – 14:00
LUNCH BREAK / POSTER VIEWING / EXHIBITION
14:00 – 15:20
Parallel Session B2 Pain Across the Continuum of Cancer Chair: Sam H Ahmedzai, UK
Characterising the phenotype of neuropathic pain in cancer patients, Matthew Mulvey,UK
Looking for biomarkers and genetic predictors of pain in cancer patients, Paul Farquhar-Smith, UK
New therapies, new pains: the two faces of targeted biologics and CAR-T approaches, Jennifer Vidrine, UK
15:20 – 16:20
Attended Poster Viewing Session (Odd Numbers) with Coffee Break
16:20 – 17:20
SIG Business Meetings
Pain in Older People SIG
17:20 – 18:30
 
18:30 – 20:00
Welcome Reception
Exhibition Area
HALL C
11:00 – 11:15

 

11:15 – 11:55
 
11:55 – 12:00 BREAK
12:00 – 13:20
Parallel Session A3 Pain and Suicide: Exploring Risk Factors, Opioid Use and Potential Targets for Intervention Chair: Nicole Tang, UK
Pain and Mental defeat: Insights into Suicide Risk, Kristy Themelis, UK
The role of self-compassion in chronic pain and mental health outcomes, Jenna L. Gillett, UK
Pain, Opioids and Suicide: Have we gone too far? Martin D. Cheatle, USA
13:20 – 14:00
LUNCH BREAK / POSTER VIEWING / EXHIBITION
14:00 – 15:20
Parallel Session B3 Making Time to Talk About Pain Chair: Cathy Stannard, UK
Getting pain to the top of the agenda, Di Aitken, UK
Primary Care Group Consultations for people with Chronic Pain, Barbara Phipps, UK
Evolution of a whole system approach to supporting people to live well with pain, Cathy Stannard, UK
15:20 – 16:20
Attended Poster Viewing Session (Odd Numbers) with Coffee Break
16:20 – 17:20
SIG Business Meetings
Medicolegal SIG
17:20 – 18:30
 
18:30 – 20:00
Welcome Reception
Exhibition Area
HALL D
11:00 – 11:15  
11:15 – 11:55
 
11:55 – 12:00 BREAK
12:00 – 13:20
Parallel Session A4 Pain Following Major Traumatic Injury: Lessons Learnt From Military Contexts Chair: Harriet Kemp, UK
Pain Following Combat Injury, Alex Kumar, UK
Pain and Musculoskeletal Injury, Fraje Watson, UK
Pain following Major Traumatic Injuries in Civilian Populations, Harriet Kemp, UK
13:20 – 14:00
LUNCH BREAK / POSTER VIEWING / EXHIBITION
14:00 – 15:20
Parallel Session B4 Interventional Pain Medicine
15:20 – 16:20
Attended Poster Viewing Session (Odd Numbers) with Coffee Break
16:20 – 17:20
SIG Business Meetings
17:20 – 18:30
 
18:30 – 20:00
Welcome Reception
Exhibition Area
Hall A
08:00 – 09:00
Industry Satellite Symposia 2
09:00 – 09:10 BREAK
09:10 – 10:20
Plenary Session 3 Women’s Health
Pelvic Mesh, Sohier Elneil
10:20 – 11:20
AGM
11:20 – 11:50 COFFEE BREAK / POSTER VIEWING / EXHIBITION
11:50 – 13:10
Parallel Session C1 Why Don’t Gabapentinoids Work for Everyone?
Chair: Paul Farquhar-Smith, UK
What is the evidence for gabapentinoids in acute and chronic pain?, Mahindra Chincholkar, UK Why don’t gabapentoids work for all? A scientific explanation, Tony Dickenson, UK Mirogabalin: is there hope for gabapentinoids?, Paul Farquhar-Smith, UK
13:10 – 14:30 LUNCH BREAK / POSTER VIEWING / EXHIBITION
13:30 – 14:30
Industry Satellite Symposia 3
14:30 – 15:40
Plenary Session 4 Markers of Persistent Pain
Kathleen Sluka
John McBeth
15:40 – 16:40
Best Poster Oral Presentations
Chair: Edmund Keogh
16:40 – 17:10 COFFEE BREAK / POSTER VIEWING / EXHIBITION
17:10 – 18:20
Plenary Session 5 BPS Debate
18:20 – 19:20
SIG Business Meeting
Interventional Pain Medicine SIG
18:30 – 20:00
2. Social Event
Hall B
08:00 – 09:00
 
09:00 – 09:10 BREAK
09:10 – 10:20
 
10:20 – 11:20
 
11:20 – 11:50 COFFEE BREAK / POSTER VIEWING / EXHIBITION
11:50 – 13:10
Parallel Session C2 Getting Started in Research
Chair: Felicia Cox, UK
The POPPY Study – Patient reported Outcomes, postoperative Pain and Pain relief in day case surgery-& the RAFT network, Adam Brayne, UK An overview of the PANDOS study, how to get buy in from local teams, Partice Forget, UK Getting started in research – An interactive discussion, Gary Macfarlane, UK
13:10 – 14:30 LUNCH BREAK / POSTER VIEWING / EXHIBITION
13:30 – 14:30
Early Careers Networking Event
14:30 – 15:40
 
15:40 – 16:40
 
16:40 – 17:10 COFFEE BREAK / POSTER VIEWING / EXHIBITION
17:10 – 18:20
 
18:20 – 19:20
SIG Business Meeting
18:30 – 20:00
2. Social Event
HALL C
08:00 – 09:00  
09:00 – 09:10 BREAK
09:10 – 10:20
 
10:20 – 11:20
 
11:20 – 11:50 COFFEE BREAK / POSTER VIEWING / EXHIBITION
11:50 – 13:10
Parallel Session C3 Current Methodologies to Support the Study of Chronic Pain and Its Psycho-social Dynamics in Naturalistic Settings
Chair: Diego Vitali, UK Bringing lab-tech in the wild: limitations and benefits of using wearable sensors to study chronic pain in naturalistic settings, Diego Vitali, UK Overview of AI approaches for addressing challenges relevant to automatic recognition of levels of pain and related constructs, Temitayo Olugbade, UK Designing a Virtual Reality intervention for chronic pain; challenges and consideration, Emma Fisher, UK
13:10 – 14:30 LUNCH BREAK / POSTER VIEWING / EXHIBITION
13:30 – 14:30
Practical Clinical Hypnosis for Pain
Hosted by the Philosophy and Ethics Special Interest Group of the BPS
Chair: Maureen Tilford, UK Clinical Hypnosis in obstetrics, painful procedures and neuropathy, Amelia van Manen, UK Clinical Hypnosis in Oncology, Sarah Patridge, UK Uses of Clinical Hypnosis from the Viewpoint of a Paediatric Anaesthetist, Caron Moores, UK
14:30 – 15:40  
15:40 – 16:40  
16:40 – 17:10 COFFEE BREAK / POSTER VIEWING / EXHIBITION
17:10 – 18:20  
18:20 – 19:20
SIG Business Meeting
18:30 – 20:00
2. Social Event
HALL D
08:00 – 09:00
 
09:00 – 09:10 BREAK
09:10 – 10:20
 
10:20 – 11:20
 
11:20 – 11:50 COFFEE BREAK / POSTER VIEWING / EXHIBITION
11:50 – 13:10
Parallel Session C4 Rethinking Pain: Collaborative Working Across the Clinical, Voluntary and Community Sector to Provide Person-centered Pain Care
Chair: Mark I. Johnson, UK Rationale for greater collaborative working across the clinical, voluntary and community sector, Mark I. Johnson, UK Development & delivery of the Rethinking Pain Programme – system change to address the needs of diverse communities in Bradford District & Craven, Kerry Page, UK Evaluation of system change and the Rethinking Pain programme – Theory of Change and findings from an independent evaluation, Kate Thompson, UK
13:10 – 14:30 LUNCH BREAK / POSTER VIEWING / EXHIBITION
13:30 – 14:30
How can basic scientists, healthcare professionals and patients work together for the advancement of BPS?
Chair: Sam H Ahmedzai, UK The 2022 BPS TPVC national survey of public experience of UK pain services – benefits and weaknesses, Sam H Ahmedzai, UK Basic scientists engaging with patients leads to better fundamental research strategies, Kirsty Bannister, UK The TPVC 2023 strategy and how it can help BPS achieve its aims, Victoria Abbot-Fleming & Tim Atkinson
14:30 – 15:40  
15:40 – 16:40  
16:40 – 17:10 COFFEE BREAK / POSTER VIEWING / EXHIBITION
17:10 – 18:20
 
18:20 – 19:20
SIG Business Meeting
18:30 – 20:00
2. Social Event
Hall A
08:30 – 09:30
Industry Satellite Symposia 4
09:30 – 10:40
Plenary Session 6 Barriers to Accessing Pain Management Services Chair: Felicia Cox, UK
Jackie Walumbe David Blane
10:40 – 11:10 BREAK
11:10 – 12:10
Oral Poster Presentations 1
12:10 – 13:40 LUNCH BREAK / POSTER VIEWING / EXHIBITION
12:40 – 13:40 Attended Poster Viewing Session (Even Numbers)
13:40 – 15:00
Parallel Session D1 APDP
15:00 – 15:40
Plenary Session 7 Pat Wall Lecture Chair: Roger Knaggs
Tony Pickering
15:40 – 16:00
Poster Awards & Closing Ceremony
Hall B
08:30 – 09:30  
09:30 – 10:40  
10:40 – 11:10 BREAK
11:10 – 12:10
Oral Poster Presentations 2
12:10 – 13:40 LUNCH BREAK / POSTER VIEWING / EXHIBITION
12:40 – 13:40 Attended Poster Viewing Session (Even Numbers)
13:40 – 15:00
Parallel Session D2 Opioids After Surgery, Prescribing and De-prescribing. Why and How? Chair: Felicia Cox, UK
What do we know about opioid use after surgery?, Patrice Forget, UK What about patients’ opinions and perspectives about opioids after surgery?, Dalia Aljohani, UK How to personalise postoperative pain management during the acute and subacute phases?, Esther Pogatzki-Zahn, Germany
15:00 – 15:40
 
15:40 – 16:00
 
HALL C
08:30 – 09:30
 
09:30 – 10:40
 
10:40 – 11:10 BREAK
11:10 – 12:10
Oral Poster Presentations 3
12:10 – 13:40 LUNCH BREAK / POSTER VIEWING / EXHIBITION
12:40 – 13:40 Attended Poster Viewing Session (Even Numbers)
13:40 – 15:00
Parallel Session D3 Approach to Migraine Treatments: Who, When and Why Chair: Vivek Mehta, UK & Anna Andreou, UK
Approach to the treatment of migraine: What to prescribe and when, Modar Khalil, UK Neuromodulation techniques in migraine: What is the current role?, Kavita Poply, UK The UK National Migraine Registry and Audit Tool, Anna Andreou, UK
15:00 – 15:40
 
15:40 – 16:00
 
HALL D
08:30 – 09:30
 
09:30 – 10:40
 
10:40 – 11:10 BREAK
11:10 – 12:10
Oral Poster Presentations 4
12:10 – 13:40 LUNCH BREAK / POSTER VIEWING / EXHIBITION
12:40 – 13:40 Attended Poster Viewing Session (Even Numbers)
13:40 – 15:00
Parallel Session D4 Basic Science
Dissecting Mechanisms that Underlie the Pain Experience Using Novel Approaches Chair: Kirsty Bannister, UK
How does the nervous system handle pain throughout life? Neuroplasticity in the developing and aging nervous system and the role of opioids in shaping pain experience, Gareth Hathway, UK Developing better translational biomarkers of activity in nociceptive circuits, Tony Pickering, UK The role of soluble epoxide hydrolase in regulating inflammation and pain: opportunities for novel analgesic strategies, Victoria Chapman, UK
15:00 – 15:40  
15:40 – 16:00  

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