Pain Association of Singapore
Update in Pain Management 2002

28 & 29 September 2002

ANA Hotel Singapore
16 Nassim Hill
Singapore 258467


Dear Colleagues

I have great pleasure in inviting you to join us at the next Biennial Scientific Meeting of the Pain Association of Singapore to be held on 28-29 September 2002 at the ANA Hotel in Singapore. We have chosen as the theme, "Update in Pain Management 2002", and we hope that the programme will have something of interest to colleagues from all the different disciplines involved in pain management.

The Pain Association of Singapore aspires to be an organization which brings together healthcare professionals to improve patient care, stimulate research and to bring awareness of pain management to both professionals and the public. This year for the first time, the Biennial Scientific Meeting is being organised in conjunction with two of our National Centres, the National Cancer Centre and the National Neuroscience Institute which have disciplines involved in pain management and research. We hope this collaboration will generate further interest and greater participation from staff of these institutes in the activities of the Association. The Biennial Scientific Meeting is also a forum for us to meet with colleagues practising in different countries of the region.

Good pain management requires a multidisciplinary approach. We hope that this meeting will stimulate our intellect, enhance our networking and encourage us to work together towards the goal of better pain management for all our patients.

Looking forward to seeing you at this meeting

Dr Cynthia Goh
President
Pain Association of Singapore

INVITED SPEAKERS

Prof. Anthony H. Dickenson
Dept of Pharmacology
University College, London, U.K.

Dr Eric J. Ghadiali
Consultant Neuropsychologist
Director, Pain Management Programme
Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Liverpool, U.K.
Dr Chan Kay Fei
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Dr Ho King Hee
Consultant Neurologist
Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

Saturday 28 September 2002

2.00pm
Welcome & Opening Address

2.15pm
Recent advances in understanding the mechanisms of pain
- Prof Anthony Dickenson

2.50pm
Psychological aspects of Pain Management
- Dr Eric Ghadiali

3.30pm
Coffee Break

4.00pm
Emerging new pharmacological agents in headache management
- A/Prof Einar Wilder-Smith

4.30pm
Psychological assessment and treatment of headache
- Dr Eric Ghadiali

5.00pm
An evidence-based review of complementary treatments for headache
- Dr Ho King Hee

5.15pm
Questions and Answers

Sunday 29 September 2002

9.00am
Evaluation of Back Pain
- Dr Tan Siah Heng

9.30am
Overview of Back Pain Management
- Dr Chan Kay Fei

10.00am
Ergonomics - Prevention of Back Pain
- Mr Alan Tay

10.30pm
Coffee Break

11.00am
First Aid for Injured Backs
- Mr Ng Chong Ching

11.30am
Needles and Scalpels - Interventional Techniques
- Dr Li Yu Hua

12.00pm
Psychological Assessment and Treatment of Back Pain
- Dr Eric Ghadiali

12.30pm
Lunch

2.00pm
Mechanisms of Neuropathic Pain
- Prof Anthony Dickenson

2.40pm
Evidence-Based Management
- Dr Ho King Hee

3.20pm
Questions and Answers

3.30pm
Coffee Break

4.00pm
Difficult Cancer Pain, Case Presentations
- Panel Discussion

5.30pm
End of Conference