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Stopping the ‘whiplash culture’ seminar

HCML have gathered leading experts to report and debate the latest innovations in prevention, diagnosing, treatment and understanding the whiplash problem. This one-day forum “Stopping the UK whiplash culture”, on 2 November 2011 in London, will discuss how diagnosis, claims management, and treatment of whiplash can be improved, leading to a consensus statement on the nature of the phenomenon and how it best can be tackled. These recommendations will be addressed to the government, insurance, healthcare and the legal sector

There is a need to re-examine commonly held assumptions, and to learn from experiences in other countries. The conference will produce a position statement and recommendations for three main areas:

Diagnosis based on the bone and joint decade task force on neck pain and its associated disorders

Claims and attribution

Tackling the problem (treatment/rehabilitation)

Tackling the “whiplash culture”

Whiplash has become a significant problem in the UK with nearly 1200 new cases every day despite improved road and vehicle safety and fewer slight injuries reported by the police. This has led to considerable debate about what is going on in three main areas: injury prevention; the claim process (insurance, and legal); and medical management (diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation). Clearly none has tackled the problem effectively to date, alone or in combination. The purpose of this forum is to re-examine these major areas and to identify more effective ways of dealing with any type of neck pain associated with a road traffic accident.


HCML are pleased to announce that the keynote speakers for the ‘Stop the Whiplash Culture’ seminar. All are internationally respected experts in the study, diagnosis and treatment of whiplash disorders and neck pain.

Other significant contributions will be made by the government, legal (both claimant and defendant), the insurance sector and other research centres of excellence to give a balanced view of the problem and the ideas to resolve them.

See the full conference programme and register for this event here [1]