JOINED IN DANCE

I was delighted to recently publish a paper in The Psychologist – The Journal of the British Psychological Society, which I co-authored with my wonderful colleague, Monia Brizzi (chartered psychologist).

The paper discusses how as clinicians we often see performers with career-threatening physical presentations which may defy medical understanding, and how we can potentially help them by crossing the ‘mind-body divide’ as clinicians, and aid the healing of the ‘whole’ person.

Here is an online link to the paper https://www.bps.org.uk/psychologist/joined-dance 

The paper can also be downloaded here.

 

HONORARY MEMBER OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF MUSICIANS

I was thrilled to be recently has been appointed as an Honorary Member of the Royal Society of Musicians, an ancient and honourable charity founded by George Frederick Handel to support musicians who are experiencing difficult times.  

This appointment was in recognition of my contribution over many years supporting the society and its musician members as Honorary Medical Advisor.

I love music myself, and I  continue to have the health needs of musicians, and all performers as a special interest.

I also advise the RSM, and BAPAM (the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine).

I’ve also recently presented a paper at the Australian Society of Performing Arts Healthcare, with my BAPAM  colleague Monia Brizzi.  The presentation, on helping  young performers who develop career-threatening illnesses, was well received, and will soon be published as a scientific paper.

What you many not know about me, is that when I’m not treating patients, I enjoy singing and performing.  Here I am in Rigoletto:

LECTURE ON PAIN & CANNABIS MEDICINES

Anthony Ordman

I’d like to let you know that the Royal Society of Medicine, in collaboration with Integro Medical Clinics, will be holding a comprehensive one-day conference on cannabis medicines.
Keynote speakers will include international leaders in cannabis research and pharmacology, a leading UK health policy adviser, and leading prescribers of cannabis medicines. 

The meeting will update doctors and healthcare professionals on the practicalities of safe and effective prescribing of cannabis medicines while navigating the UK’s regulatory climate relating to cannabis medicines. Further topics will include the history and development of cannabis medicines, and a practical understanding of the formulation, dosage and applications of these new and exciting medicines.
The event will be of special interest to a wide range of clinicians including those interested in pain management; GP’s, rheumatologists, gastroenterologists, neurologists, women’s health specialists, psychiatrists, oncologists and palliative care doctors, public health doctors, health policy makers alike – as well as lay people with an interest in the field.

This will be a friendly and informative event, designed to promote a safe and practical understanding of the use of cannabis medicines, which can be of benefit to so many of our patients. We can promise good company (and excellent RSM refreshments for those who can attend personally!).
The line-up of prestigious keynote speakers includes:

Professor Raphael Mechoulam

Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel and the founding father of the understanding and modulation of the endocannabinoid system.

Dr Arno Hazekamp

Head of Research and Education at Bedrocan, the first European Company to produce EU GMP grade cannabis medicines.

Dr Paul Chrisp

Director of the Centre for Guidelines, NICE.

Dr Anthony Ordman

Consultant in Pain Medicine and Lead Clinician at Integro Medical Clinics, and Past President RSM Pain Medicine Section.  

Dr Matthew Brown

Consultant in Pain Medicine, Anaesthetics and Medical Cannabis, Royal Marsden, and the Institute of Cancer Research.

Other speakers include Dr Bail Almahadi, consultant in anaesthesia and pain medicine, a leading Neuropsychiatrist now prescribing cannabis medicines, and Dr Andrew Gaya, Consultant Oncologist, amongst others.

** If you would like to attend this prestigious event in person, then follow this link to book your place: https://lnkd.in/gQcBYjQA

We do look forward to seeing you at the event, and should you have any questions please feel free to contact me at:  anthony.ordman@integroclinics.com

I look forward to seeing you then!