Refresher Courses

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WEDNESD​AY, 2 ​SEPTEMBER 2015​​


​​10:30-13:30  ​Refresher Courses (Morning) (x 5 parallels)
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RC01: Neuropathic pain I: Mechanisms & assessment​
Chairperson: Nanna Finnerup, Denmark
Peripheral mechanisms of neuropathic pain
Jordi Serra, Spain
​Central mechanisms of neuropathic pain
Anthony Dickenson, UK
Break
Clinical and quantitative sensory examination
Per Hansson, Sweden
Laboratory tests (neurophysiology, imaging, skin biopsy) 
Ulf Baumgärtner, Germany
Discussion

Hall B
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RC02: Endogenous Pain Modulation I: mechanisms and clinical implications
ChairpersonsUlrike Bingel, Germany; David Yarnitsky, Israel​
Psychological mechanisms
Johan Vlaeyen, Belgium
​Mechanisms of endogenous​ pain modulation: Lessons learned from Neuroimaging 
Ulrike Bingel, Germany
Break
Endogenous​ Pain Modulation: ​Test methodology
Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Denmark 
Deficient EPM in chronic pain patients?
Yelena Granovsky, Israel
Clinical implications
David Yarnitsky, Israel
​Hall C
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RC03: Primary Headache: expanding expertise

ChairpersonPaolo Martelletti, Italy
Migraine, clear and sharp
Aksel Siva, Turkey 
Tension–Type Headache, common but still foggy
Rigmor Højland Jensen, Denmark
Break
Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias, famous but still unknown 
Arne May, Germany 
Other Primary Headache Disorders, rare and variegate
Michael Bjørn Russell, Norway
Discussion 
​Hall D
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RC04: Interventional Workshop - What is the evidence for interventional treatment?
ChairpersonChris Wells, UK
Interventions for Cancer Pain
Arun Bhaskar, UK 
Evidence based interventional procedures for Spinal Pain. An update 2015
Maarten van Kleef, Netherlands
Break
Interventions for Neuropathic Pain
Chris Wells, UK 
Neuromodulation
J.P. van Buyten, Belgium
Evidence-based use of lumbar epidural steroids: current best practices and future alternative analgesic strategies
Tim Maus, USA
​Hall E
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RC05: Musculoskeletal Pain: Mechanisms and Assessment
Organiser: Thomas Graven Nielsen, Denmark
The basic constructs for muscle and joint pain
Hans-Georg Schaible, Germany
Assessment of musculoskeletal pain mechanisms and the importance for management
Thomas Graven Nielsen, Denmark 
Break
Managing localised and generalised musculoskeletal pain conditions
Serge Perrot, France 
Muscul​oskeletal pain and physiotherapy
Michele Sterling, ​Australia
Hall F​


14:30-17:30  Refresher Courses (Afternoon) (x 5 parallels)
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RC06:​ Neuropathic pain II: Therapeutic advances
Chairperson: Maija Haanpaa, Finland
Pharmacological therapy: current approaches
Maija Haanpaa, Finland
Non medical interventions in neuropathic pain and CRPS
Christoph Maier, Germany
Break
Psychological interventions: different methods, different outcomes
Clare Daniel, UK 
Neurostimulation techniques for neuropathic pain
Andrea Truini, Italy
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RC07: Endogenous Pain Modulation II: Lifestyle factors in chronic pain
ChairpersonGary Macfarlane, UK
What do epidemiological studies tell us about lifestyle and chronic pain? 
Gary J Macfarlane, UK
Does it matter what pain patients eat?
Rae F. Bell, Norway 
Break
Connections between sleep regulation and chronic pain
Tarja Stenberg, Finland 
Physical activity and chronic pain
Catherine Bushnell, USA 
Discussion​​
Hall C​
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RC08: Single case research methodology in clinical pain management – an introduction and practical workshop
Chairperson:  Amanda Williams, UK 
Baselines: the basis for visual analyses
Steve Linton, Sweden
Small is beautiful. Analysing N=1 data: randomisation and replication
Johan Vlaeyen, Belgium
Break
Single case research: the antidote to Big Data and the RCT
Stephen Morley, UK 
​Hall D
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RC09: Effectiveness and adverse effects of pain medications: Lessons from 20 years experience of systematic reviews in pain management
Chairperson: Phil Wiffen, UK; Andrew Moore, UK​
Methodological improvements in reviewing the pain literature and what we need from systematic reviews focussing on neuropathic pain
Andrew Moore, UK
Adverse effects of pain medication 
Sheena Derry, UK
Break
Reviews and overviews in acute pain and cancer pain
Phil Wiffen, UK
Translating systematic review evidence into clinical practice
Eija Kalso, Finland
​Hall E
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RC10: Safe and effective prescribing of opioids in chronic pain
Chairperson: ​Bart Morlion, Belgium
Setting the scene for this hot topic
Bart Morlion, Belgium
Overview of the general pharmacology of opioids
Anthony Dickenson, UK
What is the level of evidence? Indications and limitations
Dominic Aldington, UK
Practical prescribing and management of adverse effects
Bart Morlion, Belgium
Break
Prevention and management of aberrant drug behaviour
Thomas Tôlle, Germany 
Exit Strategies​
Chris Wells, UK​​
Hall F​