Blair Smith, MD United Kingdom Professor of Population Science | University of Dundee

Blair Smith

Neuropathic Pain in the Community: Prevalence, Impact, and Risk Factors

Saturday, 8 August | 18:05–18:30

Blair Smith, MD has been Professor of Population Health Science at the University of Dundee (Scotland) since 2011 and the National Lead Clinician for Scotland since 2014.  At Dundee, he established and leads the Chronic Pain Research Group, was previously Head of the Division of Population Health Sciences, and is now Clinical Co-Director of Tayside Clinical Trials Unit.  He is an academic general practitioner, and currently practises as a Consultant in Pain Medicine in NHS Scotland. Graduating at the Universities of Glasgow (MBChB, 1987) and Aberdeen (MEd Distinction 1998; MD 2000), he held an NHS Primary Care Career Scientist Award (2000 to 2005) and was Professor Primary Care Medicine at the University of Aberdeen until 2011.  He has authored over 240 peer reviewed research papers and various books and chapters, and has been a (co-) investigator on research grants totalling over £17M.  He is a Chief Investigator on, and led the recruitment and detailed phenotyping for Generation Scotland, a major collaborative genetic epidemiology programme.  He is Past Chair of IASP’s Neuropathic Pain Special Interest Group (NeuPSIG), and now co-chairs IASP’s Global Alliance of Pain Patient Advocates Task Force.