European Pain Federation EFIC® Winter Pain School, Liverpool 2016

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Date: October 11, 2016
Time: 08:30 to 16:00
Place: Radisson Blu Hotel L3 9BD




Course Aims

This course aims to develop skills of assessing and treating pain related to cancer and its treatment. This interactive course develops an evidence-based approach to assessment, and formulating diagnosis and designing a comprehensive management plan including pain management. The emphasis is on a multidisciplinary approach to managing pain related to cancer. Learning objectives of this course are in line with EFIC Core Curriculum for managing pain related to cancer as below.

  • Identify sociocultural influences on the experience of cancer and cancer-related pain.
  • Be able to compare and contrast the assessment and management of persons with cancer related pain and those with chronic non-cancer pain.
  • Recognise the problems faced by cancer survivors who have persistent pain and management principles.
  • Discuss the meaning and significance of the World Health Organisation analgesic algorithm for pain in cancer.
  • Show awareness of and addressing unpleasant end-of-life symptoms including but not limited to, pain, nausea/vomiting, respiratory distress and itch.
  • Recognise the essential role of close liaison with other teams, specifically from oncology, radiation oncology, neurosurgery, anaesthesia and palliative medicine.
  • Define and distinguish between incident and incompletely  relieved persistent pain.
  • Discuss the role of cancer therapies in the management of cancer-related pain, including but not limited to: Radiotherapy, Radiopharmaceuticals, Chemotherapy, Immune therapy and Surgery.
  • Discuss the use of other adjuvant analgesics in cancer pain including but not limited to: bisphosphonates, corticosteroids and ketamine.

There will be ample opportunity to interact with course faculty throughout the course

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Who Should Attend:

Trainees from Anaesthetic, Neurosurgery, Pain and Palliative Medicine.  Consultants/Specialists in Pain Medicine, Palliative Medicine, GPs, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, and Senior Physiotherapists with a specialist interest in the management of chronic pain. Scientists, Pharmacists and other non-medical personnel with a professional interest in relation to management of pain related to cancer.

Royal College of Anaesthetist’s CPD approval (20 points) & Revalidation Matrix category:

2E03     Basic assessment and management of chronic pain
3E00   “Specialist interest area in Cancer Pain”

Course Material:

The Course Handbook will be available on the PRF Webpage with the lecture slides and carefully selected references (Available during the course and for 4 weeks after the course, to participants using a secure link via drop box). You will also receive a complimentary copy of the BMA award winning book “Practical Management of Complex Cancer Pain”.


£450 – until 10th August 2016:then £525 (includes lunch and dinner)

Hotel Accommodation:

There are limited spaces available at the Radisson Blu Hotel at the discounted rate of £100.00 per night including breakfast. Should you wish to take advantage of his offer please use the link below when you register.

Alternatively there are a large number of hotels nearby in Liverpool city centre including premier inns and travel lodges.


There are 1100 parking spaces available in the multi-storey car-park adjacent to the Clinical Sciences Centre. Other car-parks are scattered in various other places around the hospital including a large open car-park at the rear entrance to the hospital. All parking areas cost £5.50 per day.

Payments & Cancellations:

The transaction will be shown on your credit card statement as “The Pain Relief Foundation”. Refund of registration fees will be made ONLY if notice of cancellation is made BEFORE 14th September 2016, less an administrative charge of 10%.


Mrs Brenda Hall Pain Relief Foundation.
Tel: 0151 529 5822 Fax: 0151 529 5821

Or Mrs Julie Williams Pain Relief Foundation.
Tel: 0151 529 5820 Fax: 0151 529 5821


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