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Minutes of meeting and teleconferences

The CSG will hold approximately two meetings per year. The CSG will fund travel costs (second class rail or equivalent) for CSG meetings (members or their deputies). 

Members of the CSG will ensure participation in regular CSG Email Discussion Forums set up to facilitate progress of the CSG’s research agenda, development of specific projects, and fulfilling the CSG’s remit.

In addition to group meetings the Musculoskeletal pain disorders CSG also holds a number of workshops on relevant topics. 

Musculoskeletal Pain CSG workshops
A meeting was held on 10th October 2008 to discuss the progress of the Musculoskeletal Pain CSG to date. Read the report from the meeting.

A further workshop was held on 26th October 2009 to provide an opportunity for networking and a summary of the current status of the Musculoskeletal Pain CSG. Read the report from the workshop.

A third workshop was held in October 2010 to review current progress and discuss new ideas. Read the notes from this conference.

The fourth annual conference was held in November 2011 to discuss research priorities.  Read the notes from the latest conference.

Podiatry research consensus meeting
One specific activity supported by the CSG has been a consensus exercise to develop a prioritised list of research related to musculoskeletal foot and ankle pain and podiatry. Please click here to view the report from this meeting. View the presentation summarising the meeting.

Think tank meetings
Following the Musculoskeletal Pain CSG meeting in October 2008, the agreed action point from the meeting was to set up further “Think-Tank” meetings to provide a forum for translating priority areas into specific research proposals.

The group have held several ‘Think-tank’ meetings since the CSG was established. Further information on these meetings is available below:

The role of think-tanks February 2015 (PDF 198 KB)

Meeting Dates 
Phenotyping and stepped care models March 2009 
Optimal behavioural intervention March 2009
Targeted interventions for patellofemoral pain syndrome (TIPPS) October 2009

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