New treatments for pain

New Treatments for pain


Thursday 14th May 2020 at Erl Wood, Surrey. 

‘New treatments for pain’ will bring together people from the commercial, academic, and not-for-profit sectors to share current knowledge, identify future directions, and enable collaboration, providing delegates with meaningful and practical ways to accelerate their own work.

The day will incorporate presentations, networking and discussion sessions to share knowledge and increase collaboration in pain research 


The day will start with an insight into the lived experience of pain, via a conversation between a pain clinician and their patient.  This will lead into a session reflecting back at how pain treatments have developed and then bringing us right up to date with the current situation in drug development and research.

We will go on to enjoy a smorgasbord of rapid-fire talks giving a taste of exciting research from around the UK and in different sectors.  For instance, what do we know about dementia and pain, autoimmunity, biomarkers and big data?

A key component of the meeting will be the opportunity to dig deeper into areas of individual interest, via facilitated small group discussions. This will allow delegates to direct the focus into areas as they wish.  Group discussions will be captured during the meeting and key outcomes shared.

Through the day there will be time to meet people and chat over coffee breaks, lunch, and a drinks reception.

The programme is being led by a team of industry and academic experts who will also be leading brainstorming breakout sessions on the day, including:

  • Craig Bullock - Versus Arthritis
  • Anne Cooke - BNA
  • Jenny Laird - Eli Lilly
  • Emanuele Sher - Eli Lily

Expert speakers will also be giving talks, details to be confirmed shortly. Check back here for details. 

Catering and refreshments

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

In an effort to reduce the carbon footprint associated with food waste at conferences and events, the default option will be vegetarian. Meat will not be provided at lunchtime unless specially requested by indicating in the ‘requirements’ section during registration.

All other special dietary requests (vegan, gluten-free, halal etc) can also be catered for by requesting in the ‘requirements’ section during registration


This event will take place at Eli Lilly's Research and Development centre at Erl Wood, Surrey.  A map to the venue and travel information can be found here.


This event is generously supported by Versus Arthritis and supported in kind by Eli Lily. 


The registration fee is fully refunded if you are a member of the BNA, so long as you attend the meeting.  (This is to reduce the number of no-shows, which prevents other people missing out on a place). 

Not a member? Not a problem! Join today and save ££'s on your registration fee! 

  Member Non-member
Undergraduate or postgraduate student registration £7.50 (Full cost refunded after attending) £7.50
Standard* registration  £15.00 (Full cost refunded after attending) £15.00

*Standard registration rates apply to BNA members who are ECRs, Full, Full (Industry), Associate or Retired members. 


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