Scottish Pain Research Community (SPaRC) Eighth Annual Scientific Meeting

Scottish Pain Research Community (SPaRC)

Eighth Annual Scientific Meeting

Friday 23rd March 2018

West Park Conference Centre, 319 Perth Road Dundee, DD2 1NN

Following last year’s successful meeting, the Scottish Chronic Pain Research subgroup, operating under the auspices of the Scottish Chronic Pain Steering Group, is pleased to announce the Eighth Annual Scientific Meeting of the Scottish Pain Research Community (SPaRC) which will take place on Friday 23rd March 2018 at the West Park Conference Centre, Dundee ( 

Registration at this meeting is FREE for students, patient representatives and third sector representatives with bursaries are available for fee-paying delegates.  The SPaRC team is committed to keeping costs low, given the high calibre of both research and speakers at this annual meeting.

Registration for SPaRC 2018 is now open at

Programme is now available and can be downloaded as a PDF (please see Related Files).

The objectives of the SPaRC Annual Scientific Meeting are to:

  • Provide an update on pain research
  • Share current and recent research (submitted abstracts, invited speakers and posters)
  • Identify the ways in which patients will benefit from the research
  • Identify and develop collaborations within the Community
  • Identify other possible activities within the Community
  • Raise the profile of pain research within Scotland

Confirmed Speakers include:

  Professor David A Williams

  President, American Pain Society

  Michigan, USA


   Professor Andrew Todd

   Professor of Neuroscience

   University of Glasgow