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Complementary therapy approaches in the pain clinic setting

25th May 2018 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

8.30 am
Registration, tea and coffee

9.00 am
Welcome and introduction
Dr Anthony Ordman, President, Pain Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine

9.05 am
The pain clinic in profile: Why consider complementary therapies
Dr Anthony Ordman, Pain Management Consultant, The Royal Free Hospital

9.30 am
The view from the Royal London Hospital for integrated medicine
Dr Saul Berkovitz, Consultant, The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine

10.00 am
What does complementary provide, that western medicine does not?
Speaker to be confirmed

10.30 am
Mr Jozeph Zafarty, Homeopath

10.45 am
Speaker to be confirmed

11.00 am
Speaker to be confirmed

11.15 am
Hypnotherapy, complementary therapy or psychotherapy?
Speaker to be confirmed

12.30 pm
The mind and body interface; internal symbolisms at play?
Dr Julian Stern, Consultant Psychiatrist, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

1.50 pm
Pain Medicine Section AGM
For Section members only

2.00 pm
The placebo effect: Measurable brain changes?
Speaker to be confirmed

2.30 pm
The mode of action of complementary therapies: The view from Southampton University
Speaker to be confirmed

3.00 pm
Traditional Chinese medicine and Chinese acupuncture
Professor Song Ke, Founder and Principal, Asante Academy of Chinese Medicine

3.30 pm
Western medical acupuncture
Dr Mike Cummings, Director, British Medical Acupuncture Society

4.00 pm
Debate: East vs West
Professor Song Ke and Dr Mike Cummings

4.30 pm
Panel discussion
Speaker panel and colleagues from the floor

5.00 pm
Presentation: The Andrew Lawson prize

5.20 pm
Close of meeting


25th May 2018
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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