27-29 April 2021 - British Pain Society Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting

The Scientific Programme Committee of the British Pain Society are pleased to announce that the 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting will take place virtually from Tuesday 27th to Thursday 29th April 2021.

For the 2021 Virtual ASM the BPS are working with CVent Europe Ltd on our event platform.

All the information for the ASM is located on the Event Registration Website

The British Pain Society look forward to meeting you online in April!


Prof Vilayanur Subramanian Ramachandran
Inventor of the Mirror Box Therapy
Professor, UCSD's Department of Psychology
Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition
San Diego, California

Dr Phil Hammond
Physician and Private Eye Journalist and Campaigner and Comic
Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust
Bath, UK

Dr Andreas Goebel
Consultant in Pain Medicine
The Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery
NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Liverpool
Liverpool, UK

Prof Frances Williams
Professor of Genomic Epidemiology, King's College London
Hon Consultant Rheumatologist
Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
London, UK

Prof Tony Dickenson
Professor of Neuropharmacology
Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology
University College London
London, UK

Prof Maurice Dematteis
Professor of Pharmacology and Addiction Medicine
Consultant Neurologist
Addiction Clinic
Univ. Hospital
Grenoble, France

Dr Stephen Ward
Chair of the NICE Guideline on Low Back Pain and Sciatica
Consultant in Pain Medicine
Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals
London, UK

Dr Arun Bhaskar
President, British Pain Society
UK Section Chair, WIP
London Pain Forum Council Member
Consultant in Pain Medicine
Pain Management Centre
Imperial College NHS Trust
Charing Cross Hospital
London, UK

Dr Ashish Gulve
Interim Honorary Treasurer, British Pain Society
President, Neuromodulation Society of the UK and Ireland
Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management
The James Cook University Hospital
Middlesbrough, UK

Dr Simon J. Thomson
Emeritus Director-at-Large and Past-President, INS
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Neuromodulation
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals
Cambridge University Hospitals
United Kingdom

Miss Stana Bojanic
Past-President, NSUKI
Consultant Neurosurgeon
John Radcliffe Hospital
Oxford, UK

Dr Ganesan Baranidharan
Immediate Past-President, NSUKI
Board Member, Faculty of Pain Medicine, RCoA
Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Leeds, UK

Dr Sherdil Nath
Leading Interventional Pain Medicine Expert
Special Interest Radiofrequency Denervation Procedures
Umea, Sweden

Dr Sumit Gulati
Chair, Interventional Pain Special Interest Group
of The British Pain Society
Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia
The Walton Centre
Liverpool, UK

Dr Athmaja R. Thottungal FIPP, CIPS
Chronic Pain Lead, LSORA
Trust Lead Clinician - Pain Management
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia
Kent & Canterbury Hospital
Visiting Senior Lecturer, Canterbury Christ Church Univ.
Canterbury, Kent, UK

Dr Raja Reddy FIPP, CIPS
Secretary, UK WIP Section
Special Interest: Ultrasound Guided Interventional Procedures
Consultant & Clinical Lead: Pain Medicine
Medway Maritime Hospital
Kent, UK

Prof Stephen B McMahon
Sherrington Professor of Physiology
Director, London Pain Consortium
Neurorestoration group
Wolfson Wing
King's College London
Guy's Campus,
London, UK

Dr Jonathan Valentine
Consultant in Pain Medicine
Spire Norwich Hospital
Norfolk, UK

Dr Nicholas Padfield
Consultant in Pain Medicine
Pain Management & Neuromodulation Centre
Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital
London, UK

Dr Glyn Towlerton FIPP
Consultant in Pain Management
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
London, UK

Dr Paul Farquhar-Smith
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthetics
Royal Marsden Hospital
London, UK

Dr Cathy Price
Clinical Director, Solent NHS Trust
Consultant in Pain Medicine
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Southampton, UK

Prof Esther M. Pogatzki-Zahn
Head of Pain Service
Dept. of Anesthesiology, Critical care
& Pain Therapy
Albert-Schweitzer Hospital


The BPS Lecture - The Meaning of Health

Chronic Pain: Assessment and Management NICE Guideline April 2021

Opioid Tapering

Treating Patients Involved in Litigation: Separating The Myths From The Truths.

Developments in Neuromodulation

Clinicians Guide to Using Cannabis Products in Pain Management

Ask me anything: Panel Discussion

Meet The Experts: Designing Clinical Studies, Right Patient, Right Techniques For Neuromodulation- tips and tricks, MSK examination, Supported self-management, Changing landscape of cancer pain

Personalised Pain; Biomarkers, Big Data & Biologics in 21st Century Pain Mngmt

Supporting Self-Management

How To Hit The Spot – US Guidance vs Fluoroscopy for Interventional Techniques

The Big Plenary Debate- NICE or Nasty?

Low Back Pain

Pat Wall Lecture - Pain Is Just An Opinion

SIG Business Meetings: Pain in Older People, Pain Education, Primary & Community Care, Pain in Developing Countries, Acute Pain

Advancing Work in Pain Education and Pain in Older People

Radiofrequency Ablation: Are We Doing It Right?

Data Roaming - Big Data in Inpatient Pain

Development of a model of care for inpatient pain services for complex pain

Fibromyalgia and Widespread Pain

State of The Art in Pain Research

Poster Oral Presentations

Industry Sponsored Satellite Sessions (incl. Nevro & Boston Scientific)


Click on the image above to watch a welcome message from Dr Stephen Ward, Chair of ASM Scientific Programme Committee


Click on the image above for an update from Dr Arun Bhaskar, President of the British Pain Society


To register for the  BPS Virtual ASM, visit the meeting website on the following link:  

*Please make sure to register for the BPS ASM by 24 April 2021, 23.59hrs