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Pain prehabilitation prior to surgery

January 28 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

| Free – £141

This unique event brings together experts in diverse fields to identify how we can help patients prepare prior to surgery and ensure a less painful postoperative journey.

There are limited free bursary places available to students, interns, residents, and nurses on a first come, first served basis. To claim your free place, please email

The multidisciplinary speakers will review the evidence as to whether changes in our dietsleepexercise regimenpain medicationpsychological preparation, and managing our expectations can promote better outcomes.

During this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of pain prehabilitation prior to surgery
  • Appreciate why sleep is important and how lack of sleep can affect pain
  • Understand how pain medications can interfere with sleep
  • Understand how anxiety, depression and catastrophising can affect the level of pain that we experience
  • Know how best to manage the patient’s expectations of pain after surgery
  • Understand how the gut microbiome affects pain and are there changes that can be made to our diet prior to surgery
  • Understand the ways in which physical preparation and help to improve pain after surgery
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how opioids can adversely affect pain management and why we may need to decrease them prior to surgery
  • Understand the evidence for pre-emptive analgesia and what should be avoided

Can’t make it to London for this event? You can now live stream this meeting from anywhere. Click here to book the live stream.


January 28
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Free – £141
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Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
London, W1G 0AE United Kingdom
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+44 (0)20 7290 2900
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