Thoracic pain can effect up to 40% of individuals aﬅer surgery such as cardiac by-pass, lung cancer surgery, fractured ribs, etc. It is very often poorly understood, not recognised and equally poorly managed. The primary care physician (GP) plays an important part of the long-term support required by these individuals.
The conference faculty seeks to provide a greater understanding in this area in order to improve the clinical insight and to help build coherence between all members of the team.
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08:45 - Registration & Coffee
09:15 - Welcome and Meeting overview by Dr. Dominic Hegarty (Chair)
Thoracic pain post surgery: understanding the challenge to restrict pain
Mr. John Hinchion, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon Cork University Hospital, Senior Clinical Lecturer UCC
When is Chest Pain “atypical”?
Prof. Tom Kiernan, Consultant Cardiologist, University Hospital Limerick
Post-thoracotomy pain syndromes: what are the management options
Dr. Dominic Hegarty, Consultant in Pain Management & Neuromodulation. Clinical Lead Neuromodulation UCC.
11:45 - Questions & Answers session with the panel
12:30 - Closing Remarks & Summary
Light Lunch will be provided
Registration is complimentary and spaces are limited.
Please contact your local Grunenthal Representative for details:
Gretchen Kelleher - (085) 7410079
Richard Gardiner - (086) 3864043