7th Guildford Advanced Pain & Symptom Management Courses

4 - 5 SEPTEMBER, 2018 | GUILDFORD, SURREY

24 - 25 SEPTEMBER, 2018 | MIDLAND HOTEL, MANCHESTER

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David Sackett and colleagues have stated that “the practice of evidence based medicine means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research”. In many instances, there is a lack of strong evidence to support the therapeutic interventions utilised within Palliative Care. However, the amount of evidence has significantly increased, and the quality of evidence has also significantly increased, over the last few years. Nevertheless, clinical practice continues to be influenced more by historical anecdote than by contemporary evidence.

The aim of this 2 day advanced course is to provide delegates with an up-to-date, evidence-based review of the management of pain and other common symptoms. The topics have been chosen because of their impact on the patients’ quality of life, and the lecturers chosen because of their knowledge of the subject matter. On each day there is a session entitled “What else is new?”, which will highlight those developments not included elsewhere within the study day programme. The lectures will be supplemented with relevant reading materials, including slide presentations, reprints of articles, and reference / further reading lists.

The course has been developed to address the educational needs of CNSs in Palliative Care, StRs in Palliative Medicine (particularly those about to undertake the SCE in Palliative Medicine), and Consultants in Palliative Medicine. The course organisers are Dr Andrew Davies (Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Guildford), and Dr Andrew Dickman (Consultant Pharmacist, Liverpool).

One course is being held at the University of Surrey in Guildford, and the other at the Midland Hotel in Manchester. The two courses are identical in terms of lectures/lecturers.

WHAT IS THE ADVANCED PAIN & SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT COURSE?

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Dr Andrew Davies

Consultant in Palliative Medicine,

Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford

Prof John Ellershaw

Professor of Palliative Medicine,

University of Liverpool

Prof Matt Makin

Executive Medical Director,

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, North Walesa

Dr Susan Salt

Consultant in Palliative Medicine,

Trinity Hospice, Blackpool

Speakers

Dr Andrew Dickman

Consultant Pharmacist,

Royal Victoria Hospital, Liverpool

Prof Graeme Henderson

Professor of Pharmacology,

University of Bristol

Dr Louise Mason

Consultant in Palliative Medicine,

Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton

Dr Clare Smith

Consultant in Palliative Medicine,

St. Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey

Dr Katherine Webber

Consultant in Palliative Medicine,

Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford

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Dr Jason Boland

Senior Clinical Lecturer in Palliative Medicine,

Hull York Medical School

Dr Iain Lawrie

Consultant in Palliative Medicine,

North Manchester General Hospital, Manchester

Dr Victor Pace

Consultant in Palliative Medicine,

St. Christopher’s Hospice, London

Dr Nigel Sykes

Retired Consultant in Palliative Medicine,

London