This seminar is the second in a series of seminars which explore the expert’s perspective on a range of topics. Part two will look at chronic pain and the current issues surrounding it.
Topics to be discussed will include:
Organic vs. Psychological:
Epidemiology of pain
Disability: To what extent does/should pain impact upon someone’s ability to function:
Dr Rajesh Munglani qualified from St George’s Hospital, University of London, in 1985. Subsequently gaining experience in A&E, paediatric medicine and eventually gaining the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. He developed a strong research interest in the neurobiology of chronic pain states and chronic spinal regional pain syndromes including reflex sympathetic dystrophies. He is an officer for the Interventional Pain Medicine Group of the British Pain Society and is a founding member and of the medicolegal special interest group of the British Pain Society. He also founded the annual Cambridge Medicolegal Conference and co-founded the Cambridge Medicolegal Forum. He is Editor in Chief of the Journal of Observational Pain and is also on the council of the London Pain Forum. He holds clinics in Cambridge and London.
Dr Dinshaw Master trained in psychiatry at The Bethlem Royal and Maudsley Hospitals and Institute of Psychiatry. He was Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist at Guy’s Hospital and Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry at Guy’s, King’s College and St Thomas’ Hospitals Medical and Dental School. He was Medical Director of the Lewisham and Guy’s Mental Health NHS Trust for 5 years and Joint Medical Director of the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust for 3 years. He has a Master of Laws degree from the University of Wales. His specialist clinical expertise is in somatoform disorders (medically unexplained symptoms), chronic pain disorders and chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalopathy.
Chair: Nigel Spencer Ley is a Barrister at Farrar’s Building, he undertakes clinical negligence, personal injury, and related professional negligence work. Nigel is a regular contributor to a wide variety of legal journals. He has been the co-editor of the Farrar’s Building Personal Injury Newsletter since 2007. He has lectured on personal injury law for the Judicial Studies Board, Cambridge University Board of Continuing Education, for numerous solicitors’ firms and at the annual Farrar’s Building Personal Injury Seminar. He is listed in the Legal 500 as a leading junior.
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