2018 Programme

Symposium Venue: Salon Le Lac, Hotel Village Montana, Les Almes, 73320 Tignes Le Lac, France

Sunday 21 January 2018 – 17.00-20.00hrs


17.45-18.00 – Welcome and Introduction (T.Goroszeniuk/A. Bhaskar)

Back Pain Management

18.00-20.00 – Evening Session Day One:    

Session Chairs: T. Goroszeniuk, UK/A. Bhaskar, UK

1.  Back Pain and NICE Guidelines (A. Bhaskar, UK)
2.  Update on Interventional Management of Discogenic Pain (A. Hammond, UK)
3.  Surgical Treatment of Low Back Pain (G. Koerts, Belgium)
4.  Spinal Cord Stimulation for Back Pain (G. Baranidharan, UK)

Monday 22 January 2018 – 08.00-09.30hrs & 17.30-20.00hrs

New Frontiers

08.00-09.30 – Morning Session Day Two:    

Session Chair: T. Goroszeniuk, UK

1. Autonomic Nervous System and Stimulation (G. Baranidharan, UK)
2. Peripheral Neuropathies and use of Ultrasound - Do we need to see Small Sins or Big Sins? 
(A. Thottungal, UK)
3. Q&A

Ultrasound in Pain Management

17.30-20.00 – Evening Session Day Two:    

Instructor: A. Thottungal, UK
1. Interactive Ultrasound Scanning (Live Model) 

Tuesday 23 January 2018 – 08.00-09.30hrs & 17.30-20.00hrs

Immunology & Pain
08.00-09.30 – Morning Session Day Three:    
Session Chair: A. Hammond, UK

1. Immunotherapy and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (N. Padfield, UK)
2. Overlap of Inflammatory and Immunological Disorders in Pain (M. Platt, UK)

Different Perspectives in Pain Management

17.30-20.00 – Evening Session Day Three:   

Session Chair: M. Platt, UK

1.  A Spectre from the Future: An Imaging Modality which does Correlate with Pain (L. Hacking, UK)
2.  Endoscopic Discectomy and Combined Procedures (A. Hammond, UK)
3.  Update on Contrast Spread Technique (Y. Perper, USA)
4.  Complaints Process (K. Hornby, UK)
5.  Q&A  
Wednesday 24 January 2018 – 08.00-9.30hrs & 17.30-20.00hrs

Different Perspectives in Pain Management

08.00-09.30 – Morning Session Day Four:    
Session Chair: M. Bone, UK

1. Chronic Pain Trajectories in Survivors of Critical Illness (T. Ivanova-Stoilova, UK)
2. The Placebo Effect (B. Huntley, UK)
3. Q&A                        
Cancer Pain, Pain Management Complications & Basic Anatomy of MRI Workshop

17.30-20.00 – Evening Session Day Four:    

Session Chair: A. Bhaskar, UK

1. Treatment of Pain Associated with Vertebral Metastases: the Role of Epidural Steroid Injection 
(J. Browne, Ireland)
2. Complications in Pain Management (N. Evans, UK)
3. Q&A
4. Basic Anatomy of MRI Workshop ( Instructor: M. Mikhael, UK)

Thursday 25 January 2018 – 17.30-19.30hrs

European Exams & Cultural Aspects of Pain Management

17.30-19.30 – Evening Session Day Five:    

Session Chair: C. Perruchoud, Switzerland

1. ESRA European Diploma of Pain Medicine Exam (C. Perruchoud, Switzerland)
2. The EFIC Diploma in Pain Medicine (A. Bhaskar, UK)
3. Social and Cultural Aspects in Pain Management - Europe & Middle East (K. Alharbi, Saudi Arabia)
4. Q&A
Friday 26 January 2018 – 18.00-20.00hrs

Insights into Drug Therapy & Addiction + Panel Discussion Topics

18.00-20.00 – Evening Session Day Six:    
Session Chairs: T. Goroszeniuk, UK/A. Bhaskar, UK

1. Cannabis and Chronic Pain (C. Perruchoud, Switzerland)
2. Update on Addiction (M. Dematteis, France)
3. Panel Discussion Topics