Accomplishments

I have described a New Technique of performing Sacroiliac Joint Injections which increases the chances of injecting medications correctly into the joint. This is now followed by many Pain Specialists across the World. The publication can be accessed via the following link: Click here to view

Multidisciplinary Low Back Pain and Radicular Pain Pathways. I am the Chair of the British Pain Society and Map of Medicine Low Back Pain and Radicular pain Pathways. The pathways development committee consisted of 19 members representing General Practitioners, Physiotherapists, Psychologists, Spinal Surgeons, Neurosurgeons, Pain Medicine specialists and also had a Patient Representative. The Low Back Pain and Radicular Pain Pathways are Pragmatic Pathway representing a consensus opinion based on the best available evidence and practical common sense. The pathways are available on the Map of Medicine website for healthcare professional via NHS Athens login. A summary of the pathways were also published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia: Click here to view

I was the chair of the Standards of Good Practice for Medial Branch Block and Radiofrequency Denervation for Low Back Pain Click here to view

I was the co-chair of the Standards of Good Practice for Spinal Interventional Procedures in Pain Medicine. Click here to view .

Represented the British Pain Society in the development of guideline: Recommendations for Good Practice in the use of Epidural Injections for the Management of Pain of Spinal Origin in Adults. Click here to view

European Course on Imaging and Investigations in Pain Medicine, June 2016.

Surgical Skills for Neuromodulation, January 2016.

Imaging and Fluoroscopy in Pain Medicine course at Bradford. June 2015.

Leeds Cadaver Course: I am the Co-director of the Leeds Cadaver Course for Pain Medicine. The last course was in May 2015. Our 10th Annual Cadaver Course will be on the 15th and 16th June 2016. Click here to view

International Advisor for meeting in India “Global Update of Pain”. Directed Cadaver workshop/Chaired/Lectured (2003; 2009; 2012; 2015).

As Educational Meetings Advisor to the Faculty of Pain Medicine I have organased more than 20 courses on Pain Medicine related topics.

I have presented more than 100 Invited Lectures on Pain Medicine related topics at Local, Regional, National & International meetings. Some of them are included under the heading “Presentation” on this website.

I am an Instructor for the European Cadaver Workshop organised by the Spinal Intervention Society, USA.







European meeting of Spinal Intervention Society, Vienna, May 2015

  • A survey of the management of dilemmas faced by interventional pain physicians in the United Kingdom
  • A survey of pain medicine practice in the united kingdom.
Annual Meeting of the British Pain Society, Liverpool, 25th to the 27th April 2012
  • Use of Fluoroscopy, Contrast Material and Steroids in Neuraxial Injections in Chronic Pain
  • Survey of advanced pain training opportunities in the North of England.
Annual meeting of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Washington, June 2011
  • Developing a Questionnaire to Assess the Suitability of a Repeat Interventional Procedure for Pain Relief
Annual Meeting of the British Pain Society, Edinburgh, June 2011
  • Current Practice of Interventional Pain Procedures in North of England.
  • Patient’s Perspective of Chronic Pain Service Delivery.
  • Effectiveness of TENS in Chronic Pain Conditions – A Survey.
  • Repeat Interventions in Chronic Pain Management A Survey in the North of England.
  • Audit on Clinical Effectiveness/Patient Outcome following Repeat Lumbar Facet Joint Injections for the Treatment of Facetogenic Low Back Pain
Annual Meeting of the British Pain Society, Manchester, April 2010
  • Steroids in Pain Interventions
Annual Meeting of the Spinal Intervention Society Annual, Toronto, July 2009
  • Anticoagulants and Interventional Pain Procedures
Annual Meeting of the Interventional Pain Medicine Special Interest Group of the British Pain Society, 2009, Manchester
  • Asepsis and Pain Intervention
World Congress of Pain, Glasgow, August 2008
  • National Survey of the staffing and equipment in the Pain Centres in the UK
Annual Meeting of the British Pain Society, April 2008
  • Effectiveness of Particulate or a non-particulate steroid preparation for lumbar sleeve nerve root injections
Meeting of the British Pain Society, Glasgow, 24-27 April 2007
  • The art of Stimulation Guided Pain Mapping – The way Forward! Annual
  • Survey of Bradford Teaching Hospitals Chronic Pain Population Ethnicity and its Pain Perception
Annual Meeting of the European Society of Anaesthesiologists, Glasgow, May 2003
  • Chronic Post-Herniorraphy Pain – A Prospective Study
World Congress of Anaesthesiologist, Montreal. June 2000
  • Factors increasing the risk of stroke following anaesthesia and surgery
9th World Congress of Pain, Vienna, August 1999
  • A survey of benefits of a supra-regional pain management programme, it’s effect on patients quality of life, their dependence upon prescribed medication and use of health care services
East Anglia Registrars Prize Meeting, Papworth Hospital, Papworth. February 1999.
  • A survey of benefits of a supra-regional pain management programme, it’s effect on patients quality of life, their dependence upon prescribed medication and use of health care services
Joint Annual meeting of the European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and the EuroPain,Geneva. September 1998.
  • Effect of Acupuncture treatment on postoperative pain after knee arthroscopy
Annual Pain Society Meeting, Leicester. April 1998
  • Effect of Acupuncture treatment on postoperative pain after knee arthroscopy
American Society of Anesthesiologist Annual Meeting, San Diego, USA. October 1997
  • The direct cerebral vasodilatory effects of sevoflurane in human
European Society of Anaesthesiologist Annual Meeting, Laussane, Switzerland, May 1997
  • The effect of incremental doses of sevoflurane on cerebral autoregulation in humans: A Transcranial Doppler Study
Anaesthetic Research society meeting, Leicester. March 1997
  • The effect of incremental doses of sevoflurane on cerebral autoregulation in humans