18 Dec 2014 - Abdomino-Pelvic Pain Symposium, Queen Square, London

JOIN US for our next Abdominopelvic Pain Symposium at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London on 18 December 2014. The course will include lectures and interactive workshops on key topics in abdominal and pelvic pain management. There will also be an opportunity for delegates to present their own case histories at the meeting.  For further info and online registration visit: www.pelvicpainsymposium.com

18-23 Jan 2015 - Return to French Alps

THE NEXT "Advances in Pain Medicine" International Winter Symposium will take place at Hotel Village Montana, Tignes Le Lac, France on 18-23 January 2015. A six day programme of expert lectures,  discussions and workshops are planned in perfect surroundings. Faculty will be joining us from all over the world. Our plenary speakers include Dr Chris Wells, President of the European Federation of IASP Chapters. A CME application will be submitted to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). Don't miss your chance to register for the symposium in 2015.

If you would like to present your own work at the meeting, in the first instance contact: ciaranwazir@gmail.com

For further information and to register online, visit the symposium website: www.winterpainsymposium.com


Please find included in this section some of the meetings that we are supporting in 2014/2015:

33rd Annual ESRA Congress 2014
Seville, Spain
3-6 September 2014
E-mail: esra-congress@kenes.com
Website: http://esra.kenes.com/

Ultrasound for Regional Anaesthesia - Advanced Workshop
*Satellite Workshop of 4th Biannual International Multidisciplinary Pain Congress
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
29-30 September 2014
E-mail: ciaranwazir@gmail.com (for a registration form)
Website: www.paincongress.org
Faculty Includes: Dr K.J. Jin (Canada), Dr Patrick Narchi (France), Dr GJ van Geffen (The Netherlands), Dr Luc Tielens (The Netherlands), Dr Andrzej Krol (UK), Dr Fred Sage (UK),  Dr Christian Egeler (UK)

Role of Frequency in Neuromodulation
*Satellite Symposium of 4th Biannual International Multidisciplinary Pain Congress
Wednesday, 1 October 2014
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
E-mail: ciaranwazir@gmail.com
Website: www.paincongress.org
*Faculty Includes: Prof Turk Nurmikko, Prof Jens Ellrich, Prof Eric Buchser, Dr Teodor Goroszeniuk, Dr Declan O'Keeffe, Dr Tim Deer, Dr Amol Soin, Mr Kerry Bradley, Dr Ganesan Baranidharan

Fourth Biannual International Multidisciplinary Pain Congress
1-4 October 2014
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
E-mail: pain2014@congresservice.nl, or ciaranwazir@gmail.com
Website: www.paincongress.org

International Neuromodulation Conference
II Joint Meeting of Argentinian & Polish Neuromodulation Societies
III Joint Meeting of Argentinian & Brazilian Neuromodulation Socities
*With support from International Neuromodulation Society
13 October 2014
Mendoza, Argentina
E-mail: ciaranwazir@gmail.com
Website: www.painandneuromodulationmendoza.com
Faculty Includes: Dr Robert Levy (USA), Prof Konstantin Slavin (USA), Dr Simon Thomson (UK), Dr Teodor Goroszeniuk (UK), Dr Arun Bhaskar (UK), Dr Sam Eldabe (UK), Dr Juan Carlos Andreani (Argentina), Dr Fabian Piedimonte (Argentina), Dr Witold Libionka (Poland)

Cadaver Course Neurostimulation - Course X
Basic & Clinical Science for the Management of the Chronic Pain Patient
28-29 November 2014
Barcelona, Spain
Email: cruz_cri@gva.es

7th Faculty of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting
14 November 2014
E-mail: ARipley@rcoa.ac.uk
Web: https://www.rcoa.ac.uk/education-and-events/fpm-annual-meeting-pain-management-special-circumstances

12th Meeting of London Pain Forum
14 November 2014
Reform Club, Pall Mall, London, UK
E-mail: ciaranwazir@gmail.com
Web: www.londonpainforum.co.uk

Abdomino-Pelvic Pain Symposium
18 December 2014
University College London Hospitals, London, UK
E-mail: ciaranwazir@gmail.com
Website: www.pelvicpainsymposium.com

"Advances in Pain Medicine" Annual Winter Symposium
18-23 January 2015
Hotel Village Montana, Tignes, France
E-mail: ciaranwazir@gmail.com
Website: www.winterpainsymposium.com
*Guest Speakers: Dr Chris Wells, President, European Federation of IASP Chapters, Prof Sam Eldabe, President of Neuromodulation Society of UK & Ireland

IV Peripheral Neuromodulation Masterclass Plus SCS Advances
6-7 February 2015
KCL Anatomy Dept & Gordon Museum, London, UK
E-mail: ciaranwazir@gmail.com
Website: www.painandneuromodulationlondon.com

RA-UK Ultrasound in Pain Medicine Course
13-14 March 2015
King's College London & St George's Hospital, London, UK
E-mail: ciaranwazir@gmail.com
Website: www.uspmlondon.blogspot.com

12th INS World Congress
6-11 June 2015
Montreal, Canada
Website: www.neuromodulation.com

IV International Conference on Pain Management & Neuromodulation
VIII Hands-on Cadaver Workshop
18-20 June 2014
Torun, Poland
Website: www.painandneuromodulationpoland.com

22-23 May 2014 - 5th International Hands-on Cadaver Workshop

Workshop Venue: Hodgkin Building, King's College London, SE1 1UL

THE FIFTH international hands-on cadaver course on interventional pain medicine, neuromodulation and ultrasound guided procedures took place in the Gordon Museum and KCL Department of Anatomy, London, UK on 22-23 May 2014.  A leading faculty delivered lectures and ran hands-on cadaver stations on the latest lumbar, head and neck and disc interventions, ultrasound guided pain interventions, spinal cord stimulation, occipital nerve stimulation, peripheral neuromodulation and intrathecal drug delivery.


Dr Tedor Goroszeniuk
President, London Pain Forum
Expert in Peripheral Neuromodulation
Interventional Pain Management & Neuromodulation Practice, Wimpole Street, London, UK

Dr Andrzej Krol
President, Interventional Section of Polish Pain Society
Chairman, RA-UK Ultrasound in Pain Medicine Workshop, London
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia
St George's Hospital
London, UK


Dr Anthony Hammond
Consultant Physician & Rheumatologist
Specialist Interest: Disc Related Pain
King's Hill Medical Centre
Kent, UK

Mr Laurence Watkins
Consultant Neurosurgeon
Special Interest: Occipital Nerve Stimulation
Victor Horsley Department of Neurosurgery
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
Queen Square
London, UK

Dr Simon Thomson
President, International Neuromodulation Society
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia
Special Interest: Neuromodulation
Basildon Hospital
Essex, UK

Mr Keyoumars Ashkan
Consultant Neurosurgeon
Special Interest: Neuromodulation
King's College Hospital
Denmark Hill
London, UK

Dr Athmaja R. Thottungal
Consultant Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia
Special Interest: Ultrasound
Director, LSORA Ultrasound in Pain Management Course
Kent & Canterbury Hospital
Canterbury, UK


Dr Dalvina Hanu-Cernat
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia
Course Director, Annual Hands-on Cadaver Workshops, Birmingham
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Birmingham, UK

Dr Rajesh Munglani
Editor-in Chief, Journal of Observational Pain Medicine
Expert in Interventional Pain Medicine
West Suffolk Hospital
Bury St Edmunds, UK

Dr Daniel O. Oshodi
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia
Special Interest: Neuromodulation
Barking, Redbridge & Havering NHS Trust
Romford, Essex, UK

Dr Ron Cooper FIPP
Consultant Anaesthetist & Pain Specialist
Special Interest: Interventional Pain Medicine/Neuromodulation
Causeway Hospital
Northern Ireland

Dr Vivek Mehta
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia
Special Interest: Neuromodulation
Barts & The  London NHS Trust
London, UK

Dr Manfred Greher
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia
Special Interest: Ultrasound
Medical Director
Head Division of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Therapy
Sacred Heart of Jesus Hospital
Vienna, Austria

Dr Arif Ghazi
Consultant in Pain Medicine
Clinical Lead, Chronic Pain Services
Whipps Cross Hospital
London, UK

Dr Arun Bhaskar
Consultant in Pain Medicine
Special Interest: Interventions for Cancer Pain Management
Board Member, Neuromodulation Society of UK & Ireland
Christie Hospital
Manchester, UK

Dr Declan O'Keeffe
Consultant in Medicine & Anaesthesia
Special Interest: Neuromodulation/Intrathecal Drug Delivery
Head of Pain Management Department
St Vincent's University Hospital
Dublin, Ireland


DAY ONE LECTURES (22.05.14, 14.00-19.30hrs)
Gordon Museum of Pathology & Department of Anatomy, Hodgkin Building
Kings College London, SE1 1UL, UK

DAY TWO HANDS-ON STATIONS (23.05.14, 09.00-17.00hrs)
Gordon Museum of Pathology & Department of Anatomy, Hodgkin Building
Kings College London, SE1 1UL, UK


Ultrasound Guided Pain Interventions & Interactive Scanning

Lumbar Nerve Root Interventions & Sympathectomies

Interventional Disc Pain Management

Radiofrequency/Pulsed Radiofrequency Debate and Medico-Legal Considerations

Spinal Cord Stimulation: Recent Advances

What’s New in Peripheral Neuromodulation?

Neuromodulation: Avoiding Complications

Management of Intrathecal Drug Delivery Pumps


1. Lumbar/Disc Pain Relief Interventions
2. Head & Neck Pain Relief Interventions
3. Spinal Cord Stimulation
4. Occipital Nerve Stimulation/Peripheral Neuromodulation
5. Intrathecal Drug Delivery
6. Ultrasound Guided Pain Interventions: Cadaver
7. Ultrasound Guided Pain Interventions: Live Model


*The workshop was awarded 10 CPD points by the Royal College of Anaesthetists, London, UK

*The workshop was awarded 9 European CME credits by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (www.eaccme.eu)


Hilton Tower Bridge

London Bridge Hotel

Novotel Southwark

Travelodge London Central Southwark

*Limited accommodation may be available at both Guy's Hospital and St Thomas' Hospital for £55-£65 per night. Please check the following link and contact the accommodation offices direct to book:


(Please mention that you will be attending a meeting at Guy's Hospital Campus)


Convenient Train Stations for the Workshop

London Bridge Station (the workshop venue is next door to London Bridge Station)

London St Pancras International (if you are arriving by Eurostar London Bridge Station is just a few stops on the overground or underground trains)

Convenient Airports for the Workshop

London Gatwick (Direct Train to London Bridge Station)

London Heathrow (Heathrow Express to Paddington. Change for underground train to London Bridge Station)

London Luton (Direct train to London Bridge Station with First Capital Connect)

London City (Docklands Light Railway/Underground to London Bridge Station)

London Stansted (Train to London Liverpool Street/Change for Underground train to London Bridge Station)

9 May 2014 - London Pain Forum at Royal Society of Medicine, Chandos House

THE XI BLACK-TIE meeting of the London Pain Forum took place at the Royal Society of Medicine's Chandos House on Friday, 9 May 2014.


Mr Gerwyn Samuel, a senior barrister, joined LPF members and guests to deliver a lecture on the nature of pain from a legal viewpoint.

Further details of London Pain Forum meetings can be found at: www.londonpainforum.co.uk

19-20 June 2014 - LSORA Ultrasound in Pain Medicine Workshop

Workshop Venue: Chantler Clinical Skills Centre, KCL, Guy's Campus, London

THE INAUGRAL LSORA Ultrasound in Pain Medicine Workshop took place at the Chantler Clinical Skills Centre, King's College London, Guy's Hospital Campus on 19-20 June 2014.

An experienced faculty from UK and Europe taught ultrasound guided pain relief procedures.

Watch this space for details of the next ultrasound in pain medicine workshop.


Prof Vishy Mahadevan
Professor of Surgical Anatomy
Royal College of Surgeons
London, UK

Dr Michael Sommer MD PhD, FIPP
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia
Maastricht University Medical Centre
Maastricht, The Netherlands

Dr Rafael Blanco
Honorary President & Founder, LSORA
Consultant Anaesthetist
University Hospital of Coruna

Prof Pavel Michalek
Head of Pain Management Department
1st Medical Faculty of the Charles University and
General University Hospital
Prague, Czech Republic

Dr James Pilcher
Consultant Radiologist
St George's Hospital
London, UK


THE THIRD International Peripheral Neuromodulation Masterclass took place on Friday 30 November 2012 & Saturday 1 December 2012 at the Gordon Museum of Pathology & Department of Anatomy, Kings College London, UK.

The Masterclass included lectures by an international faculty of experts and hands-on PNS training with the aid of fluoroscopy and ultrasound.  OUR NEXT PNS meeting will take place in the Royal Castle, Warsaw, Poland on 15 June 2013 during the III International Conference on Interventional Pain Medicine and Neuromodulation.  Please visit the conference site for further information: www.painandneuromodulationwarsaw.blogspot.com

Masterclass Venue: Gordon Museum & Dept of Anatomy, KCL


Dr Teo Goroszeniuk (London, UK)
Dr Simon Thomson (Basildon, UK)
Dr Michael Kern (Graz, Austria)
Dr Manjit Matharu (London, UK)
Mr Laurence Watkins (London, UK)
Dr Rosa Navarro (USA)
Mr Alexander Green (Oxford, UK)
Dr Joseph Azzopardi (London, UK)
Dr Sandesha Kothari (London, UK)
Dr Andrzej Krol (London, UK)
Dr Jean Lemarie (Nantes, France)
Dr Benedicte Bouche (Nantes, France)
Dr Paul W. Wacnik (USA)
Dr Arun Bhaskar (Manchester, UK)


DAY ONE (30.11.12)

Afternoon Lectures: 13.30-18.10hrs

Overview of Peripheral Neuromodulation and Targets

PNS: Mechanisms & Research

Austrian Experience & New Research

Peripheral Neuromodulation for Back Pain

Occipital Nerve Stimulation for Headache

Ultrasound Anatomy of PNS Targets

Free Presentations Session

(Triangular Stimulation: Combined SCS/PNS Implants)

(Peripheral Neuromodulation with PENS)

(External Neuromodulation)

Evening Reception: 18.00-19.00hrs

DAY TWO (01.12.12)

Hands-on Cadaver Stations: 09.00-17.15hrs

Station Breakdown (5 participants to a station):

Station 1. Brachial Plexus Stimulation/Cardiac Stimulation

Station 2. Sympathetic Chain Stimulation/Lumbar Plexus Stimulation

Station 3. Occipital Nerve Stimulation for Headache

Station 4. PNS for Back Pain/SI Joint Stimulation

Station 5. Surgical Skills for Neuromodulation

Station 6. Ultrasound for Peripheral Neuromodulation

Station 7. Ultrasound for Peripheral Neuromodulation (live model)


London Bridge Hotel

Hilton Tower Bridge

Travelodge London Central Southwark


Gatwick Airport (approximately 30min by overground train to London Bridge)

Heathrow Airport (approximately 1hr15min by overground/underground train to London Bridge)

19 Oct 2012 - London Pain Forum at East India Club

The 8th Meeting of the London Pain Forum took place at the East India Club, St James Square on 19 October 2012.  Dr Elliot Krames flew in from San Francisco to wow the Forum members and guests with what the future holds for neuromodulation. Dr Krames received a beautiful 19th Century map of St James Square and the surrounding area from the grateful LPF members.

8-10 June 2012 - Destination Lake Annecy!

WE ARE DELIGHTED to announce the VII International Travelling Pain Symposium London Lake Annecy taking place on 8-10 June 2012. Once again we are offering you the chance to interact with world class speakers, participate in innovative workshops, listen to first rate lectures and visit historic venues. Places are limited on the symposium so don't miss your chance to register! For a registration form, e-mail ciaranwazir@gmail.com.


Dr Teo Goroszeniuk
Chairman, Travelling Pain Symposium
Interventional Pain Management
&Neuromodulation Practice
18 Wimpole Street
London, UK

Dr Philippe Mavrocordatos
President, Swiss Society for Interventional Pain Management
Director, Multi-Disciplinary Pain Centre
Clinique Cecil


Prof Elliot Krames (San Francisco, USA)

Prof Menno Sluijter (Nottwil, Switzerland)

Prof Eric Buchser (Morges, Switzerland)

Dr Andrew Baranowski (London, UK)

Dr Rajesh Munglani (Suffolk, UK)

Dr Luis Garcia-Larrea (Lyon, France)

Dr Andrzej Krol (London, UK)

Miss Deborarh Boyle (London, UK)

Dr Arun Bhaskar (Manchester, UK)

Mr Brian Simpson (Cardiff, UK)

Mr J Richard Smith (London, UK)

Dr Marilyn S. Jacobs (Los Angeles, USA)

Dr Andreas Siegenthaler (Bern, Switzerland)


Medico-Legal Workshop: Whiplash, Acceleration & Attribution of Symptoms

Overview of Visceral Pain & Management

Male Urogenital Pain, Publications 2010 Onwards, Have We Learnt Anything New?

Interventions for Cancer Pain

From Nociception to Compassion: A Journey through the Neuroimaging of Pain

Neurophysiology and the Objective Diagnosis of Neuropathic Pain

Ultrasound in Pain Medicine (Interactive Lecture and Scanning Workshops)

The Mode of Action of Pulsed Radiofrequency

Spinal Cord Stimulation: Current Status & Future Perspectives

Thoughts on the History and Future of Neurostimulation

Neuromodulation for Urogenital Pain

Neurostimulation for Pain: Why do we not get better results?

External Stimulation: Diagnostic Tool & Treatment Modality

Hands-on Surgical Skills

Psychology of Pain: Cutting Edge Insights for 21st Century

The Vulva - Pain, Sex and the Gynaecologist

Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation
New Stimulating Needle for Peripheral Neuromodulation


Venue: Palace de Menthon, Lake Annecy, France
Live Model Stations on Ultrasound Guided Interventions
(2hrs of scanning sessions, expert faculty, places limited!)

Preliminary Topics to include:

1. Occipital nerve
2. Stellate ganglion
3. Cervical nerve roots
4. Cervical facet/medial branch
5. Intercostal nerves
6. Paravertebral blocks. Lumbar plexus
7. Lumbar facet/medial branch
9. Sacroiliac joint
10. Caudal epidural
11. Piriformis/pudendal nerve
12. Hip and knee joint


*Maximum of 10 abstracts accepted. (For further details e-mail ciaranwazir@gmail.com)


Early Bird Registration Fee: £400 (Incl. Drinks Receptions, Symposium Gala Dinner & Lunch)

Eurostar/Coach/Boat Transfers (London-Lake Annecy-London): £195

Optional Symposium Lake Dinner Cruise: £75

Accommodation at Symposium Headquarters Palace de Menthon (2 night incl. breakfast): £270

Accommodation near by at Hotel Beau Sejour: £186

*Paypal payment option available on request



Palace De Menthon Hotel (Symposium Headquarters)
Menthon Saint Bernard, Lake Annecy

Abbaye de Talloires ****
Talloires, Lake Annecy

Logis La Charpenterie ***
Talloires, Lake Annecy

Hotel Beau Séjour **
Menthon Saint-Bernard, Lake Annecy

*For further details e-mail ciaranwazir@gmail.com


Closest Airport is in Geneva, Switzerland (approximately 45min coach journey)

Lake Annecy is well connected by Eurotar/TGV train servces from London and Paris 

20 April 2012 - London Pain Forum at The Caledonian Club

The 7th Meeting of the London Pain Forum took place in The Caledonian Club, Belgravia on 20 April 2012. Prof Turo Nurmikko joined us from the Walton Centre to talk about  "Brain - the Last Frontier of Pain Research".

18 November 2011 - London Pain Forum at Armourers' Hall

THE SIXTH MEETING of the London Pain Forum took place on 18 November 2011 at Armourers' Hall in the City of London.  Dr Chris Wells, President Elect of EFIC, joined us to give a special guest lecture on the controversies surrounding the use of opioids in the relief of pain from ancient times to the present day.