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, NUIGalway, Consultant in Palliative Medicine 
Galway University Hospitals (GUH) - Roscommon County Hospital & (RCH)  
Roscommon Home Care Team (RHCT).  
Co-chairsProf. Donal Reddan   
Ellen Wiseman    
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 Co-Director of the Centre of Pain Research, 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-chairsProf. Tim OBrien, Proffesor of medicine, Dept of Medicine, NUIG   
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  
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, NUIGalway
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 


Session  3:

Co-chairsMary Nash, CEO,  Galway Hospice Foundation  
Prof. Dominic O'Brannagain 
14.00 -14.30 Clinical implications of research on F-MRI (title to be confirmed)
Dr Andy Segredahl, Senior Researcher, Nuffield Department of Clinical Nurosciences,
University of Oxford  
14.30-15.00(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 (to be confirmed)
Mary Bourke CNS, GUH (to be confirmed)
15.45-16.15Outcome Measures in Pain Control - to date there is no ideal measure to use   
Prof. L. OConnor (to be confirmed)
16.15-16.45Delirium and Opioids: exploring the controversy and the evidence 
Professor Peter G. Lawlor; Associate Professor, Division of Palliative Care,Department of Medicine, 
University of Ottawa 
Clinical Investigator, Bruyère and Ottawa Hospital Research Institutes 
Physician, Palliative Care Unit, Bruyère Continuing Care