Scientific Programme



Please click here for more information on the IASP and EFIC Pre-Congress Satellite Meeting at the 10th Congress of the European Pain Federation (EFIC) in Copenhagen, Denmark on 5 September 2017. 

Scientific Sessions:

  • How to promote educational pain self-management in timed based appointments?
  • Chronic pain as chronic threat and defence: theoretical advances and new directions.
  • What`s really relevant in pain treatment – long-term outcomes of paediatric pain patients?
  • Treating fibromyalgia: impacts of psychological mechanisms, genetics and cerebral pain processing.
  • Pains and gains: goals, competition and reward.
  • Gliopathy in pain: role of resident glial cells in neuronal sensitization in sensory ganglia.
  • Many paths to treating pain: clinical and experimental neuroimaging studies targeting pain-related fear and cognitions.
  • Refractory headaches: an endless loop.
  • Challenging a probable diagnosis and managing difficult headaches.
  • Can we predict and prevent neuropathic pain?
  • Brain neuromodulation for chronic pain: the future is now.
  • Neuromodulation how big is the placebo effect! A debate.
  • Multisensory representation of pain in healthy, clinical, and sensitized states.
  • New advances on how movement and exercise influence pain.
  • Back and forward translation relating to central mechanisms of pain modulation; the pharmacology and neural basis of diffuse noxious inhibitory controls and conditioned pain modulation.
  • Novel insight and treatment of maladaptive neuroplasticity in musculoskeletal pain.
  • How should we define a biopsychosocial intervention provided in primary care?
  • Sensitization and development of chronic postoperative pain.
  • Preparing for the advent of precision medicine for neuropathic pain: profiling and stratification methods in pre-clinical and clinical research.
  • Can we reduce waste in neuropathic pain research?
  • The management of refractory neuropathic pain: towards innovating treatments.
  • Barriers to adequate availability and accessibility of opioids.
  • The endocannabinoid system and pain: novel mechanistic insights and therapeutic potential.
  • Back pain revisited: new insights for research, diagnosis and therapy.
  • Persistent postsurgical pain: mechanisms and risk factors.
  • The Italian consensus conference on pain in neurorehabilitation.
  • Pain out infant – a tool for creating knowledge and improving postoperative pain management in paediatric patients.
  • Predominant pain mechanisms contributing to persistent pain complaints in breast cancer survivors: how to recognize and treat them in daily clinical practice?
  • Stratification of neuropathic pain patients - the road to mechanism-based therapy?
  • Stratifying visceral pain: new insights into peripheral sensitisation from human tissue studies.
  • Non-pharmacological strategies in perioperative pain management.
  • Pain after surgery.
  • Brain rhythms of pain.
  • NMDA receptor antagonists: an update.
  • Pain and mortality.
  • New developments in the understanding and treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy.
  • Placebo Effects: State of Art, Prediction and Ethical Considerations.
  • SPINAL CORD STIMULATION in the search of the key for better outcome.
  • Genetics and genomics in pain: where we are and where we can go?
  • Epidemiology and Impact of Chronic Pain.
  • CRPS: Complex regional Pain Syndrome: where are we , where are we going to?
  • Digital revolution in the management of chronic pain: apps, internet-based therapies and virtual reality.
  • Medical cannabis for chronic pain: what can European countries learn from Canada and Israel?
  • Education and examination in pain medicine.


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