UPMC Educational Evening on Pain Medicine - Webinar - UPMC

UPMC Educational Evening on Pain Medicine – Webinar

Our next Educational Evening for GPs will focus on Pain Medicine.  This subject area will be discussed by Prof. Tadhg Lynch, Dr. Justin Lane and Dr. Basabjit Das.

This virtual event will take place on Thursday, 9 September at 7 p.m. It will be hosted by Claire Phelan, General Manager,  UPMC Kildare Hospital. 

You can register for the event here: medcafe.ie


Regenerative medicine, lower back pain and a multi-disciplinary approach for pain management
Prof. Tadhg Lynch, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, UPMC

Cervical pain, radiculopathy and cervicogenic headaches
Dr. Justin Lane, Fully accredited Consultant Anaesthetist and Pain Specialist, UPMC

Management of radicular pain
Dr. Basabjit Das, Consultant in Pain Medicine and Neuromodulation



Prof. Tadhg Lynch (MBBCh, MRCPI, MRCS, FCARCSI, Dip.Pain Med(CAI), FIPP, FFPMCAI)  is a Consultant in Anaesthesia is a graduate of the National University of Ireland Galway with the degrees of Medical Bachelor and Bachelor of Surgery (MB, BCh), where he received the gold medal in medicine for first place in the final year medicine exam.

On graduating from medical school, he entered general professional training in medicine, passing the professional medical postgraduate examination for the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (MRCPI). He then trained through the College of Anaesthetists national specialist training scheme and was awarded a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine.

While in specialist training he passed postgraduate professional exams of the Fellowship of the College of Anaesthetists of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland (FCARCSI), the Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine (DICM) of the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine and the Diploma in Pain Medicine (Dip Pain Med) of the College of Anaesthetists. Prof. Lynch has recently been appointed as Assistant Clinical Professor at University College Dublin.

Prof. Lynch’s specialist interests relate t the interventional and multidisciplinary treatment of chronic pain.

  • Epidural steroid injection
  • Selective nerve root blocks
  • Nerve/ nerve plexus blocks
  • Facet joint injection/ blocks
  • Radiofrequency procedures
  • Spinal cord stimulation

Dr. Justin Lane (F.C.A.R.C.S.I, Diploma in Health Services Research, (NUIG), DGM, (R.C.P.S.G.), L.R.C.S.I, L.R.C.P.I, M.B, B.Ch) is on the specialist register of the Irish Medical Council, having completed the Irish Higher Specialist Training Programme in Anaesthesia, Pain Medicine, and Intensive Care. Following this, he completed a clinical fellowship in chronic pain at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. While there, he gained further training and experience in management of chronic pain conditions using interventional, as well as medical techniques. Dr. Lane has also trained in Buffalo, New York with Professor Romanth Waghmarae, who specialises in advanced interventional pain management and neuromodulation techniques.

Until recently, he worked as a consultant in pain management, anaesthesia, and intensive care medicine in Sligo University Hospital, the Northwest Hospice, and Kingsbridge Private Hospital, Sligo.

Dr. Lane’s specialist interests include:

  •  Interventional pain management
  •  Low back pain (acute and chronic)
  • Neck pain (acute and chronic)
  • Upper and lower limb pain (acute and chronic)
  • Myofascial pain
  • Joint pain
  • Headaches
  • Muscular pain
  • Botulinum toxin injection for pain and dystonia
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Post herpetic neuralgia
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Medicolegal reporting and assessment

Dr. Basabjit Das (MBBS, MD, FCARCSI, Dip. Pain Med (CAI), FIPP, FFPMCAI, Dip. MSK)  is a consultant in pain medicine and has strong hands-on experience in the latest technologies for pain management and neuromodulation, as well as a robust research background in the area of chronic pain.

Basabjit Das previously worked as a consultant in pain medicine at St James’s Hospital. He holds diplomas in musculoskeletal and sports injuries and pain medicine. He completed his fellowship training in pain medicine at the Faculty of Pain Medicine in Ireland and holds a post fellowship CST in anaesthesia, intensive care, and pain medicine from the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland (CAI). Dr. Bas completed his advanced training in neuromodulation at the Leeds Teaching Hospital, NHS Trust. He is a Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP) at the World Institute of Pain, U.S.

He is currently an elected board member of the Faculty of Pain Medicine and was appointed chair of examinations for the Faculty of Pain Medicine at CAI in 2018. In 2019, he was selected as the Irish representative for the Neuromodulation Society of UK & Ireland.

Dr. Das’s specialist interests include:

  • Spinal pain
  • MSK and sports related pain
  • Facial pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Neuromodulation
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