Friday November 10th - Cuisle Beatha 2017

Revisiting Pain Pathways in Cancer Pain Versus Chronic Pain: Apples Versus Oranges 

Session  1:

08.00-09.00Registration, NUI Galway
Opportunity to Visit Exhibition Stands and View Posters  
08.50 -09.00Welcome Address 
Professor Dympna Waldron, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Galway University  
Hospitals (GUH) - Roscommon County Hospital & (RCH) - Roscommon Home Care  
Team (RHCT).  
Co-chairsProf. Dominic O'Brannagain, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Our Lady of Lourdes 
Hospital, Drogheda 
Dr. David Lappin, Consultant Nephrologist, Galway University Hospital (GUH)    
09.00-09.40Is Tapentadol different from classic opioids?  A review of the evidence.   
Professor Anthony Dickenson, Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology, 
University College London
09.40-09.50Case series of patients with use of Tapentadol  
Dr. Julien O'Riordan, SpR in Palliative Medicine, Galway University Hospitals (GUH) 
09.50-10.30Use of Cannabinoid in clinical practise - review of bench to bedside.  To explore 
scientific evidence & the possible clinical uses of Cannabinoid's   
Professor David Finn, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, NUI Galway 
and the Centre for Co-Director of Pain Research, NUI Galway 
Dr. David O'Gorman, Consultant Specialist in Pain, Galway University Hospital (GUH)
Dr. Noel Flynn, Consultant & Clinical Lecturer in Anaesthesia, Galway University 
Hospital (GUH) & NUI Galway    
10.30-10.40Complex clinical scenario of a 2 year old baby with acute dystonia & a question of    
Cannabinoids having a role in this case management 
Dr. Laura Gaffney, Registrar in Palliative Medicine, Galway University Hospitals (GUH)  
10.40-11.10Tea/Coffee - Opportunity to Visit Exhibition Stands and View Posters 

 

Session  2:

Co-chairsDr. David O'Gorman, Consultant Specialist in Pain, Galway University Hospital (GUH) 
Dr. Noel Flynn, Consultant & Clinical Lecturer in Anaesthesia, Galway University Hospital  
(GUH) & NUI Galway  
Prof. Donal Reddan 
11.10 -11.50 From the editor of Bonica`s textbook on pain - Have we classified cancer pain in the 
wrong  trajectory within chronic pain  
Professor John D. Loeser, Professor Emeritus, Neurological Surgery, Professor Emeritus, 
Anaesthesiology & Pain Medicine University of Washington, USA 
11.50-12.20Cancer pain is misplaced in chronic pain - a new definition for cancer pain as constant 
acute pain & clinical evidence to back this up  
Professor Dympna Waldron, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Galway University Hospitals (GUH) - Roscommon County Hospital & (RCH) - Roscommon Home Care Team (RHCT) 
12.20-12.30A picture paints a thousand words - The clinical importance of getting to the source of  
the pain  

Dr. Sarah Nestor  
12.30-13.00Panel Discussion: Debate to the floor on the morning session 
13.00-14.00Lunch

 

Session  3:

14.00 -14.30 Clinical implications of research on F-MRI      
to be confirmed
14.30-15.00Where are we at getting Cannabinoids for clinical use in Ireland 
to be confirmed
15.00-15.30An overview of opioid use in children with malignant & non-malignant conditions  
Dr. Mary Devins, Consultant Paediatrician with a special interest in Paediatric Palliative 
Medicine, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin (OLCHC)&The Coombe Women 
& Infants Maternity Hospital  
15.30-15.45A Case of all PAIN PATHWAYS explored over 17 years. A Patient with Idiopathic 
Hypertrophic Pachymeningitis 
Mary Bourke CNS, GUH
15.45-16.15Outcome Measures in Pain Control - to date there is no ideal measure to use   
to be confirmed
16.15-16.45Opioid related delirium: exploring the controversy
Professor Peter G. Lawlor; Division of Palliative Care; Department of Medicine;
University of Ottawa, Canada 

 

 

 

 

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