Professor Lesley Colvin will be speaking at the Grand Rounds at Ninewells on 23 January on ‘Challenges of Chronic Pain Management’.
Professor Colvin is chair of pain medicine at University of Dundee and honorary consultant in anaesthesia and pain medicine at NHS Tayside. Her talk will take place in the Gannochy Lecture Theatre on Thursday 23 January from 1-2pm.
Chronic pain affects at least 18% of the Scottish population and has a major impact on quality of life. Early and accurate assessment and diagnosis is key in initiating effective management and reducing long term impact.
The current evidence base will be reviewed during Professor Colvin’s talk, with a focus on the use of opioids and gabapentinoids in pain management, and what alternative strategies are available. NHS Tayside guidelines for both pharmacological and nonpharmacological management will also be discussed.