2024 programme  

Keynote Speaker
The Honourable Mr Justice Ritchie
introduced by Professor Dominic Regan

Special Guest Speaker
Dr Shubulade Smith CBE
President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

09:20      Welcome from our Chair, Mr Julian Benson, Barrister, Guildhall Chambers 

09:30      Optimising management and outcomes of catastrophic trauma - Chair: Mr Stuart McKechnie KC

Mr Jaikirty Rawal, Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon: Acute management of complex trauma and pelvic injuries 
Dr Baskar Basu, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine: The ten most important steps to rehabilitation from complex trauma
Ms Hazel Brown (specialist physiotherapist): Return to work following complex brachial plexus injuries
Mr Jaykar Panchmatia, Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon: Spinal Stability Demystified: A Primer for Lawyers and Doctors 

11:00      Break 

11:30       Special Guest Speaker: ​Dr Shubulade Smith, CBE, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists 
                 Chair: Dr Michael Spencer, Consultant Psychiatrist

12:30      Lunch 

13:45     Functional Neurological Disorder: diagnosis, treatment and outcome - Chair: Ms Nicola Greaney KC

Dr Adam Handel, Consultant Neurologist: the neurologist’s perspective 
Dr Nicholas Padfield, Consultant in Pain Medicine: the pain perspective 
Dr Karen Addy, Consultant Neuropsychologist: the neuropsychologist’s perspective 
Fiona Ashworth, Barrister, King’s Chambers: the legal perspective

15:00      Laura Johnson KC, Deka Chambers: Psychiatric vitims after "Paul"

15:30      Break

16:00      Pain intervention and outcomes - Chair: Dr Rajesh Munglani

Dr Kavita Poply, Consultant in Pain Medicine and Neuromodulation : Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS): the long view
Professor Sam Eldabe, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine: SCS benefits: real or imagined?

17:00     Keynote speaker: The Honourable Mr Justice Ritchie introduced by Professor Dominic Regan who will  also chair the Q&A that follows. 

18:00      Drinks reception

19:00     Dinner in the Peterhouse Hall