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Harrogate International Centre * | Harrogate, UK
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Specialty: Anesthesiology
Dates: From Sep, 14, 2017 to Sep, 15, 2017
Location: Harrogate, UK
Type: Symposium
Registration Cost: From 80 to 375 GBP
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The Event is approved by the Royal College of Anaesthetists for 9 CPD Credits.


Delegates may claim a maximum of 9.0 CPD credits for attending the event.Events are scored on the basis of 1 credit per hour of educational content and so exclude coffee breaks, lunches, etc. Please note that individual participants may only claim the number of hours that they attend.

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Event Overview
Welcome message:

The National Acute Pain Symposium (NAPS) is the largest acute pain meeting in the UK. It is now in its 27th year, making it the longest running acute pain meeting in the world.


Acute Pain is most commonly seen after surgery or trauma, but it is an experience that everyone has encountered. All doctors and nurses, not just those with specific pain training, will look after patients with pain. It is by learning from experts, keeping up to date with current research, working together and sharing good practice that we can improve the care of our patients. 


NAPS is a truly multidisciplinary meeting whose delegates include doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and psychologists, and we welcome clinicians and trainees from any speciality who have an interest in pain. It is a relaxed and friendly meeting intended to encourage and develop acute pain expertise.


We attract nationally acclaimed speakers and in recent years have been treated to top quality lectures on a broad range of pain topics from intensive care to veterinary medicine, rheumatology, acute medicine, gastroenterology, obstetrics and orthopaedics, as well as developing themes in basic science research.


The 2017 meeting will be held over 2 days 14 and 15 September 2017 in the beautiful spa town of Harrogate, Yorkshire. The venue is the state of the art Harrogate International Centre, ideally located in the centre for accommodation, dining and shopping.  


Keynote Speaker - Patricia Lavand’homme MD, PhD

Professor of Anesthesiology, Head of the Acute Postoperative Pain Service Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, University Catholic of Louvain, Brussels, Belgium

Research areas/ Interests:


Pr Lavand’homme has published several papers including book chapters on acute postoperative pain mechanisms and management as well as on the prevention of persistent pain after surgery.  She is specialized in chronic pain and has worked several years in Pain Clinic after a fellowship in United States.  She is member of various scientific societies,  past-Chairperson of the Acute and Chronic Pain Scientific Committee of the European Society of Anesthesiology, member of the Faculty of 1000 Medicine Reports advisory board for anesthesiology and pain management.  She is associate editor in European and US peer reviewed journals.  She has recently participated to the elaboration of the French guidelines for enhanced recovery after elective colorectal surgery (Groupe Francophone de Rehabilitation Améliorée après Chirurgie, GRACE).  She is currently member of the IASP (International Association for the Study of Pain) Task Force mandated by the WHO to develop a new pragmatic classification of chronic pain  (including chronic post-surgical and post-traumatic pain) to be included in the revised version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD11).

Dr Andy King


Andy King qualified from King’s College Hospital School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, in 1992.

He completed higher specialist training in Anaesthetics and Pain Management at St Thomas’ Hospital, becoming accredited in 2000. His next year was spent as a post-accreditation Clinical Fellow at the world famous INPUT Pain Management Unit at St. Thomas’. In 2002 he joined Ashford and St Peter’s NHS trust as a consultant and has worked full time in Pain Management for the last eleven  years.

During his time as lead clinician for the service it developed into one of the largest and most popular services in the South East which regularly scores highly for ratings of patient satisfaction and clinical effectiveness. This has been achieved by building a strong multidisciplinary team which emphasises the use of evidence based and proven treatments, an approach that produces optimal clinical outcomes.

Andy is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. He is actively involved in teaching and has lectured at regional and national level. Away from medicine he spends what little spare time he has reading about the hobbies he used to pursue before the arrival of his young family put a stop to all that sort of thing.

Dr Naveen Eipe, MD

Clinical Anesthesia Lead, Bariatric Surgery Program. Co- Director, Acute Pain Fellowship Program. VP (Education), International Society for Perioperative Care of the Obese Patient (ISPCOP), University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

Naveen Eipe completed both his undergraduate (MBBS 1995) and postgraduate (MD Anesthesia 2003) training at Christian Medical College Vellore in India. From 2003 to 2006, he worked as the only Consultant Anesthetist in a remote rural Christian Mission Hospital in Central India where he developed an interest in Airway Management and Acute Pain. In 2006, he came to Canada for further Fellowship training years in Clinical Anesthesia, Pediatric Anesthesia and Acute Pain. In 2009, he was appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa and since has worked on Staff at the Civic Campus of The Ottawa Hospital. After being the Medical Director for the Civic PACU (2009-13), he was appointed as the Clinical Lead for Bariatric Anesthesia (2013) and also the Co- Director of the Acute Pain Fellowship program (2014). From 2011-16, Dr Eipe has also chaired the University of Ottawa’s Annual Anesthesia Winter Symposium. In 2016, he was elected VP (Education) for the International Society for Perioperative Care of the Obese Patient (ISPCOP). Beyond clinical work in bariatrics and acute pain, his teaching and research revolves around acute pain, airway management and care of patients with morbid obesity. He has over 60 peer reviewed publications, another 50 abstracts and has been an invited to lecture on Acute Pain and Airway Management both nationally and internationally. Outside of his work, he likes to bike & gym, travel the world to see old cathedrals and sample local craft beer. Naveen Eipe can be reached at and followed on Twitter @NaveenEipe

Dr Nick Flatt

Nick has been Lead for Acute Pain in Wigan since 2001, when the previous incumbent ran off to New Zealand (via Blackpool). His faith in the efficacy of epidural analgesia has declined faster than his hairline, though it has yet to reach the level quoted by Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire: “Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.”

Carsten Bantel MD, PhD, FRCA, FFPMRCA

Lead inpatient pain service Department of Anaesthesiology, European Medical School Oldenburg-Groningen, Klinikum Oldenburg Campus Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer Imperial College London

Carsten lived and worked in London for 12 years. During this time he completed his anaesthetic and advanced pain training as well as his PhD. From 2011 until September 2014 he was the lead of the inpatient pain service at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. In October 2014 he could not resist but join the University of Oldenburg to become a faculty member at the newly founded European Medical School Oldenburg-Groningen (EMS), which is a joint venture project of the universities of Groningen (The Netherlands) and Oldenburg (Germany).

Carsten is hooked to pain research since 1997 and has published several papers. His special interests are “pain and cognition” as well as service improvement.

Dr Sailesh Mishra

A consultant in pain management and anaesthesia at Royal Victoria Infirmary and a lecturer in Newcastle University. I am passionate about pain education and teaching. The Essential Pain Management has given us a good international framework to use it for teaching across varied student groups. At Newcastle University, we have lunched the EPM lite to the final year students and while setting it up, it’s been a fantastic journey of learning and coordinating that I am keen to share with you at the NAPS 2016. I have subsequently lunched EPM lite in a medical college in India. I am looking at sharing my experience of how to set up this teaching module from scratch in your local University and how to go about delivering it effectively.

Professor Ian Power


Professor Emeritus of the University of Edinburgh

Dr Nilesh Chauhan

Dr Nilesh Chauhan FRCA FFPMRCA, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management, University Hospitals Bristol.

​I am a consultant anaesthetist at the Bristol Royal Infirmary with a specialist interest in pain management. I have clinical commitments in both acute and chronic pain as well as anaesthesia for major upper GI surgery. I have lead the adult acute pain service at the BRI for the last 8 years having brought about changes for improving patient experience around their acute pain management. I have recently taken on the role of Clinical Director for Anaesthesia at the BRI. I look forward to sharing my clinical and management experience in the introduction of alternative ways to manage analgesia in patients undergoing major hepatobiliary surgery and the funding difficulties we faced in implementing a change.

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General Info:

1. Select the Appropriate Registration Link & Make Payment Online

2. Download the Registration Form, Complete it & Email it to to confirm your booking

Please note that all payments must be received by Friday 8th September 2017. Any monies outstanding following the Symposium will be the responsibility of the individual concerned. If your booking or part of your booking is being sponsored then you must notify us at the time of registration with the full details. We can invoice you on request. The Registration includes the National Acute Pain Symposium Awards Reception on Thursday 14th September 2017.



Registration Cost
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Late Registration From: 2017-09-15 To: 0--
On site Registration
Consultants & SAS Doctors
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Group Registrations:

Group registrations not allowed

Accompanying Persons:

Accompanying persons not allowed

Registration Documents:
Letter of invitation:
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Letter of confirmation:
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Proof of professional / educational status:
We don’t need Proof of professional/educational status
Online Abstract Submission:

We don’t accept Online Abstracts

There are various Accommodation Options available for the National Acute Pain Symposium 2017. If you experience any difficulties in securing somewhere to stay, please contact a member of the team who will be happy to help by email to or by phone to +44(0)115 9333 811
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Submission Info

We warmly invite you to submit an abstract to the National Acute Pain Symposium 2017. All submitted abstracts will be displayed in our Poster Exhibition. The poster displays are hugely popular, and the number of submissions doubled last year. The National Acute Pain Symposium provides an excellent opportunity for individuals and teams to share their ideas and experiences and also to have their work acknowledged.


Please submit your abstract via our website (link at the bottom of the page) by midnight on Sunday the 25th June 2017. Please note that registration is required for at least one author of each poster and expenses associated with submissions, and presentations, are the responsibility of the authors.


1. Please submit the presenting author's name and contact details including

-Email address

-Work and mobile phone number

-Affiliation details: department, hospital, town, county and country

-Co-author/s' names, email address and affiliation details.


The winners’ abstracts will be submitted to the British Journal of Pain, it is very important that the above is recorded correctly, particularly names and co-authors. We cannot alter this once it has been submitted for publication.


2. Abstract title - limited to 25 words

The title should make it instantly clear what the poster is about. Please do not use abbreviations or acronyms. Try to make it snappy and attention grabbing in order to make your work stand out.


3. Abstract text – limited to 500 words

Poster abstracts must be submitted in English with accurate spelling and of a quality suitable for publication.

One table can be included in abstracts. Please do not include illustrations/figures but they may appear on the poster.

Please note abstracts should be formatted in a word document.

The poster itself should be formatted in PDF or Powerpoint format.


No identifying features (such as hospital name) may be listed in the title or text of the abstract.


Abstracts should clearly state the: 




Aim and Objectives 


Main results 



There is no limit to the number of abstracts an author may submit.


4. Agreement

All abstract submitters must agree and confirm the following upon submission:

that you are the sole owner and/or have the rights of all the information and content provided to NAPS. The publication of the abstract (if chosen by the judges) does not infringe any third party rights including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights. Submission of the abstract constitutes your consent to print and/or electronic publication of your abstract (e.g. meeting website, programme etc). Therefore it is important to let us know if the abstract has been published or presented at any other meeting prior to the NAPS meeting


a declaration that you have received ethical committee approval/exemption for your study or that no ethical review is required


that you will disclose any conflict of interests in your poster and/or oral presentation at the Symposium.


5. Abstract selection and presentation

This year all abstract authors shall be invited to display their posters at the National Acute Pain Symposium in Harrogate on the 14th and 15th September 2017.

All submitted abstracts shall also be entered into a competition. The abstracts shall be peer-reviewed and judged on both quality and originality prior to the event (see below). A 'blind' selection process will be used. Notification regarding abstract winners and scheduling shall be sent to the presenting author. Author(s) of the three best abstracts shall be invited to give a 10 minute oral presentation of their work at the conference, the time will be notified.  The three awardees shall receive one free registration per poster to the 2018 conference.


You are responsible for the data accuracy and ensuring you have permission to publicise this in a public conference. 


All submitted abstracts shall be published on the NAPS website. The winners, and any highly recommended abstracts, shall be submitted for publication in the British Journal of Pain.


6. Judging Criteria

1. The topic of the study represents an important or emerging area of science or clinical practice relevant to acute pain.

2. The background provides sufficient rationale for pursuing the study questions

3. A clearly stated objective and/or testable hypothesis is presented

4. The study design is strong and appropriate for testing this hypothesis or fulfilling the study objective

5. The results are clearly presented and appear sound based upon the data collected

6. The discussion reflects a responsible and scientifically credible understanding of the results

7. The conclusions are consistent with the hypothesis being tested or study objective.


7. Layout of your poster

Please print your poster on A0 sized poster paper. All posters must be portrait style. This will allow sufficient room on your display board for any additional handouts you may like to add.

The aim is to tell a story that is clear and could inspire others. It should communicate all the key points you want to get across without any additional explanation.

The following guidelines are recommended for best display of your poster:


Include the title and all authors at the top

Poster fonts should be readable from up to five feet away

The main conclusions should be concise and understandable

Keep text as brief as possible

Use section headings to make key messages on your poster stand out

Ideas should flow from section to section in a logical manner

Pictures and diagrams add visual interest to your poster

The viewer should gain new knowledge or insight by visiting your poster

Adding your email address or Twitter handle gives people the option to get in touch if they want to know more about your work.


We will open the poster hall to all poster presenters from 1600 hrs, Wednesday 13 September. Our team will be on hand to direct you to the correct board.


You do not need to bring anything to attach your poster to the display board, we will provide fasteners for this. You are welcome to bring handouts and/or business cards with a sleeve or something similar and fasten this to your display board.  


All posters will be displayed on both conference days, Thursday 14th and Friday 15th September 2017. Main poster viewing times will be at registration, lunch and break times. We recommend, whenever possible, you are with your poster at these times to answer any questions from attendees and increase the awareness of your work.


The following submission process and poster declaration will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.


Step 1: Please complete the poster declaration via the submit button. If the browser will not support the form please do try and complete from home or on a different browser.

Step 2: Please upload your abstract via the upload button and add the chosen file.

Step 3: Please add your email address.

Step 4: There is a comments box, should you wish to add anything.

Step 5: Once you have completed this process click send and you will receive a message saying 'Done'.


Please do not hesitate to call us on +44 (0)115 9333811 should you experience any difficulty

Abstract submission deadline 2017-06-25
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