Inaugural Dublin Advanced Pain & Symptom Management Course
The aim of this 2-day advanced course is to provide delegates with an up-to-date, evidence-based review of the management of pain and other common symptoms / problems. The topics have been chosen because of their impact on the patients’ quality of life, and the lecturers chosen because of their knowledge of the subject matter. The lectures will be supplemented with relevant reading materials, including slide presentations, and a detailed reference / reading list.
The course has been developed to address the educational needs of Clinical Nurse Specialists in Palliative Care, Specialty Trainees in Palliative Medicine, and Consultants in Palliative Medicine. The course organizers are Prof Andrew Davies (Professor of Palliative Medicine, Dublin), and Dr Andrew Dickman (Consultant Pharmacist, Liverpool).
The Dublin Advanced Course is based on the Guildford Advanced Course (United Kingdom), although the content may vary in terms of lectures / lecturers. Confirmed speakers for the Dublin Advanced Course include Professor Tony Dickenson, Professor Paddy Stone, Dr Jason Boland, Dr Paul Farquhar-Smith, Dr Barry Laird, Dr Paul Paes, Lindsey Allen, and Jo Thompson.
Links to Conference Lecture Slides:
- Barriers to Pain Control
- Cannabinoids – white knights or white elephants?
- Clinically Assisted Nutrition
- Evolution of Palliative Care: from “recipe-based” to individualised care
- Opioid analgesics – old and new
- Opioid analgesics – silent killers?
- Opioid Induced Constipation
- Pitfalls of Polypharmacy
- Placebo / nocebo response
- QTc Prolongation and Extrapyramidal Adverse Effects: Cause for Concern?
- Terminal agitation – what is the role of anti-psychotics?
- What Else is New? – Andrew Davies
- What Else is New? – Andrew Dickman
- WHO’s 3 step Analgesic Ladder
- Lecture References