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


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