Prizes at recent APDP annual conference
CPNN members Mohammed Alghamdi and Amanda Wall picked up prizes at this years APDP annual conference in Nottingham. The conference was the first major get together for the APDP community and brought together researchers, people with lived experience, and clinicians to map the way forward for UK pain research. Mohammed presented his poster 'Measuring the effect of immersive virtual reality (VR) in people with persistent low back pain–what can quantitative sensory testing tell us?' and Amanda her poster on 'Experience of recruiting patients with rheumatoid arthritis versus fibromyalgia into longitudinal observational studies: a real world observation"
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