EFIC Winter Cancer Pain School, 4th – 7th October 2022. What a success!

Our first face to face meeting since the pandemic and what a success it was.

It was great pleasure to have delegates and Faculty from both the UK and Europe in Liverpool on this course over an extremely busy 4 days. There was excellent interaction between all participants with a great passion and enthusiasm to learn from each other on this course and to find ways to improve cancer pain management in Europe. It was an excellent group with faculty from Europe and UK which provided very balanced flavour throughout this interactive meeting.

It is a rare and unique opportunity to share knowledge and experience in this field in such detail (lectures, case discussions, live case presentations on recently treated cases, pain in cancer survivors, group work etc).  I am sure this will make positive impact on those who attended, to further help patients with cancer related pain in UK and Europe.

The course was organised by Dr Manohar Sharma a Trustee of the Pain Relief Foundation and a Consultant in Pain Medicine at the Walton Centre, Liverpool, Dr Kate Marley, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool, Mr Jibril Osman-Farah, Consultant Neurosurgeon, The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, Professor Bart Morlion, Director of the Leuven Centre for Algology & Pain Management, University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium and Dr Brona Fullen EFIC President, Associate Professor in the UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science, Dublin.

The Pain Relief Foundation would like to take the opportunity to thank the entire faculty in particular Dr Sharma, Dr Marley and Dr Fullen for all your hard work, and commitment as without you we would not be able to hold such events.

Even with delays of Covid this event was in great demand with over double the amount of people wanting to attend and it has proven yet again to be a huge success and was well received by all the participants, and I am delighted to say that the feedback is excellent and reflects your valuable contribution and support.

Last but not the least thanks to EFIC for supporting this and Industry sponsors to make this course viable.

Comments from the course

  ♦  Excellent content and focus on MDT.

 ♦  For providing such a detailed presentation of interventional management of cancer pain something which lacks in my country.

  ♦  Would be very relevant for palliative care physicians and specialist nurses to be more aware of potential interventional options at an earlier stage.

  ♦  It will help increase awareness of early interventional management of pain and help to organise and activate a multidisciplinary team.

♦  Best course in years

  ♦ Knowing the different techniques and possibility we can use with every single patient seems more than important to me. The more we are aware of what we can do, the more we can be         reactive.  Also, this kind of course allows us to review the literature together and point out where we have a lack of source.  This may give us some ideas for our future research.