The South Thames Acute Pain Group (STAPG) was founded by a small group of enthusiastic anaesthetists in 1995. STAPG encompasses all practitioners (medical, nursing and other allied health professionals) who are actively engaged in Acute Pain Management.

The STAPG committee organises an annual conference usually in the first two weeks of November, which is hosted by different Trusts.

The annual conference is open to all staff involved in acute pain management and we welcome attendees from the region as well as outside and from abroad. The purpose of the conference is to provide a forum for the wider dissemination of information on acute pain management.

The STAPG's Annual General Meeting takes place during the annual conference and all attendees are invited to attend.

Conference Travel Bursary

As part of its charitable activities the South Thames Acute Pain Group's travel bursary is available for attendance at international meetings. Anyone wishing to be considered for a bursary should submit an application form to the committee, stating the name of the meeting, their reason for attendance, the financial support they require and submit this to Inge Bateman, STAPG, via email: ingebateman@nhs.net

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