Living with chronic pain – ask the experts

4 October 2023

National Forum for Health and Wellbeing partners with UCLan School of Medicine to host free public event

A free public event focused on understanding and living with chronic pain will take place at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

Organised by the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing (NFHW), in partnership with the UCLan School of Medicine and Dentistry, the event will bring together experts to discuss chronic pain and the services available to help people cope with what is the biggest burden on global healthcare.

The free seminar, Understanding Chronic Pain and Community Services to Support People Living with Pain, is open to all and booking isn’t necessary.

It will take place on Wednesday 18 October from 6.00pm in UCLan’s Harrington Building Lecture Theatre on the Preston Campus.

It will cover:

  • What is pain?
  • Current concepts from pain science
  • Common presentations in pain services
  • Traditional pain services vs community pain services
  • Evidence informed holistic person centred pain care

The speakers at the event are:

  • Dr Elizabeth MacPhie, Clinical Lead for Central Lancashire Moving Well and Consultant Rheumatologist
  • Joanne Bishop, Clinical Lead for Pain and CFS/ME and Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist
  • Sanja Maretic, Clinical Specialist Osteopath

After talks, this interactive seminar will provide sufficient time for answering questions and concerns from the audience.

For further information, please contact Professor Romesh Gupta or Sarifa Kabir.