The 2017 Programme

29th September 2017

 

Peterhouse, Cambridge,

 

 

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CRPS: What is the Place for Invasive Treatment?

Chair: Dr Raj Munglani

 

9.30    Is spinal cord stimulation an effective treatment for CRPS
           Dr Adnan Al-Kaisey, Consultant in Pain Medicine and Neuromodulation

 

9.50   Should surgery ever be undertaken in the presence of  CRPS?
          Harry Belcher, Consultant Hand Surgeon

 

10.10  Immunotherapy in CRPS – real hope or false dawn

           Dr Nicholas Padfield, Consultant in Pain Medicine

 

10.30  Discussion

 

10.50  Coffee

 

Expert Evidence: Serious Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Chair: Julian Benson

11.20  The lawyer’s perspective

           Gerard McDermott QC, Barrister, Outer Temple Chambers, 9 St John Street

 

11.40  The expert’s perspective

           Fiona Johnson, care and OT expert, Fiona Johnson Limited

 

12.00  Discussion

 

Reverberations of Montgomery

Chair: James Badenoch QC

12.20  Susan Rodway QC, Barrister, 39 Essex Street

 

12.50  Discussion

1.10    Lunch

 

Subtle and Sport Related Traumatic Brain Injuries

Chair: Stuart McKechnie

 

2.10    When is a head injury not a brain injury?

           Dr Richard Hardie, Consultant Neurologist

 

2.30    Repetitive mild traumatic brain injury in athletes

           Professor Steve Gentleman, Professor of Neuropathology

 

2.50    The role of a neuropsychologist in determining or excluding subtle TBI

           Dr Sundeep Sembi, Consultant Neuropsychologist

 

3.10    Endocrinological complications post traumatic brain injury: what are we missing?

           Dr Ken Darzy, Consultant in General Internal Medicine, Diabetes, and Endocrinology

 

3.30    Discussion

4.00    Tea

 

Functional Neurological Symptoms/Somatic Symptom Disorders Causation, Diagnosis and Treatment

Chair: Dr Michael Spencer

 

 

4.30    Diagnosis and treatment in a world of Google

           Dr Joanna Herrod, Consultant Neuropsychiatrist

 

4.50    Advice, representation and presentation – the barrister’s perspective

           Dan Lawson, Barrister, Cloisters Chambers

 

5.10    Discussion

5.30    Close

Evening

5.30    Champagne Reception

 

6.15    Keynote address:

           Lord Faulks QC, Barrister, 1 Chancery Lane

7.00    Q&A

 

7.30    Dinner in Hall

 

            After Dinner Speech
           James Badenoch QC