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Wednesday, 03rd June 2020
Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, the EULAR President has decided to cancel the face-to-face annual congress in Frankfurt in June this year. However, the event will be transformed in a virtual congress experience. 
The annual EULAR Congress comprises the major event in the calendar of world rheumatology. In 2020, together will be brought physicians, scientists, patients of all ages and their families, health professionals and professionals representing the pharmaceutical industry, from across Europe and around the world. The main focus will be on the latest progress in the diverse array of EULAR, as well as the extraordinary advances in research.
As in previous years, EULAR Congress 2020 will address new treatments and strategies, as well as the impact, burden and cost of rheumatic musculoskeletal diseases for the individual and society a wide range of topics including innovation in population, health service, clinical, translational and basic science. Sessions dedicated to People with Arthritis and Rheumatism in Europe (PARE), Health Professionals in Rheumatology (HPR) will feature prominently. High quality health care industry sessions providing in-depth and focussed insights will again be offered. 
For further information and congress programme, please visit the official website of the event.

UPDATED: EULAR Annual Scientific Congress 2020

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, the EULAR President has decided to cancel the face-to-face annual congress in Frankfurt in June this yea…

Sunday, 31st May 2020
​The Pain Mechanisms and Therapeutics Conference will not take place as planned in 2020. Given the current coronavirus situation, a decision has been met to postpone the conference by one year, with tentative dates of June 6-11, 2021. 
The Pain Mechanisms and Therapeutics Conference is organized by pain researchers, and has never been supported by commercial interests. At this conerence you will be able to join researchers and clinicians active in all aspects of pain research and therapeutics. In addition to hearing the latest data in formal presentations, attendees will benefit from informal interactions throughout the conference.
For further information, please visit the official conference website.

POSTPONED: Pain Mechanisms and Therapeutics Conference 2020

​The Pain Mechanisms and Therapeutics Conference will not take place as planned in 2020. Given the current coronavirus situation, a decision ha…

Thursday, 28th May 2020
The 4th Eastern-European Pain Congress is organized by chapters of International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) and European Pain Federation EFIC: 

Ukrainian Association for the Study of Pain
Estonian Association for the Study of Pain
Latvian Association for the Study of Pain
Moldavian Association for the Study of Pain
Polish Association for the Study of Pain
Romanian Association for the Study of Pain

Why you should attend?

Learn the latest advances on the most imortant pain topics
Enjoy low registration and accommodation rates
Advance your skills on practical hands-on workshops
Take advantage of direct flights from most European cities
Explore rich historical and cultural heritage of Kyiv
Network with fellow colleagues
Feel Eastern-European hospitality

For further information and event programme, please visit the official congress website.

4th Eastern-European Pain Congress

The 4th Eastern-European Pain Congress is organized by chapters of International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) and European Pain Federation…

Saturday, 23rd May 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) has decided to cancel all in-person attendance and face-to-face activities at the Annual Congress. The event will be transformed in a Virtual Congress.
The 6th EAN congress takes place virtually between May 23 – May 26, 2020 with the overarching theme Time for Action: Predict, Prevent, Repair.

Predict, Prevent, Repair are the 3 fundamental challenges in dealing with neurological diseases. Preclinical detection of diseases, developing disease-modifying treatments that will provide neuroprotection, and interventional approaches to repair or compensate for neurological alterations are currently hot and challenging topics.

Novel therapeutic interventions, designed to predict, prevent and repair across the spectrum of neurodegenerative diseases, neuro-inflammation, stroke, epilepsy, sleep disorders, neuromuscular disorders and genetic disorders will be in the focus of many sessions.

The Named Lectures in 2020 are:


Brain Prize Lecture with Marie-Germaine Bousser, Paris, France
Moritz Romberg Lecture with Giorgio Cruccu, Rome, Italy
Charles-Édouard Brown-Séquard Lecture with Steven Laureys, Liège, Belgium

Plenary Symposium
- Risk prediction and precision medicine in stroke prevention - Preventing disability progression in Multiple Sclerosis: from basic science to clinical care - Epilepsy Surgery: Timing and preventing adverse outcome - Halting neurodegeneration and repair in Huntington's disease: recent developments and insights for other neurodegenerative diseases
Focused Workshop Epilepsy
- Status epilepticus: time critical management - Epilepsy: Impact of diagnostic and treatment delay - Auto-immune epilepsy: delay, diagnosis and treatment challenges
Focused Workshop Stroke:

UPDATED: 6th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) has decided to cancel all in-person attendance and face-to-face activities at th…

Thursday, 21st May 2020
EFNA is regularly receiving reports from their members who are concerned that their communities are being forgotten as the efforts to contain and stop the Covid-19 pandemic are in full flow across Europe.
For this reason, EFNA is hosting an online webinar on how Covid-19 is shaping the future of neurology and advocacy.
The webinar will take place on 21st May (15:00-17:00 CET) through the ZOOM app.
For more Information, please see the invitation attached and register for the Webinar.

EFNA Webinar Covid-19: Shaping the Future of Neurology Advocacy

EFNA is regularly receiving reports from their members who are concerned that their communities are being forgotten as the efforts to contain and stop…

Wednesday, 20th May 2020
Due to the current situation in Italy, the WIP Executive Board has decided to postpone the World Congress in Rome. The new dates of the congress will be 26-29th August 2020.
For a quarter of a century WIP has been a beacon for physicians seeking advanced knowledge and skills in pain medicine for the purpose of alleviating and eradicating chronic pain conditions through interventional techniques. Founded by medical trailblazers, including the late Prithvi Raj who inspired and continues to inspire generations of pain professionals, WIP is the preeminent network of medical and scientific professionals whose principal aims are both to learn and to teach others about evidence-based and state-of-the-art techniques encompassing interventional pain practice.
Through the WIP World Congress, the global network of pain physicians participate in the comprehensive, multidisciplinary exchange of clinical and scientific expertise that is essential to revolutionizing universal standards for clinical pain practice. By influencing optimal care pathways on a global scale, physicians achieve better pain management outcomes for their patients.
WIP aims to deliver another dynamic educational program that fulfills the standards of scholarly excellence that our global network of pain professionals and industry partners expect.
The WIP World Congress encompasses participant-friendly, consensus-building, powerful educational curricula that have led to the development of innovative interventional techniques for the management of pain. With your participation and exchange with world-renowned experts in pain medicine, together we are achieving advancements and standardizations of the effectiveness of existing techniques and on avenues for further improvements in therapeutic performances.

POSTPONED: 10th World Congress of World Institute of Pain (WIP)

Due to the current situation in Italy, the WIP Executive Board has decided to postpone the World Congress in Rome. The new dates of the congress will …

Monday, 11th May 2020
Remote Access Only
Announcement: Due to ongoing concerns over COVID-19 we have now made this conference a virtual event. All speakers, attendees and sponsors will be able to access the full conference and its materials and will be able to log on remotely via the internet. Please contact a member of the SMi Team for more information customerservices@smi-online.co.uk
The SMi Group announced its 20th Annual Pain Therapeutics conference to be held in London on the 11th and 12th May 2020.
The Global Pain Therapeutics Market was valued at $11.26 Million in 2018 and is projected to reach $15.87 Million by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 4.40 % from 2019 to 2026. Improving pain management continues to be a priory as pain-derived disabilities such as osteoarthritis, back pain, migraines and cancer are leading cause of disability worldwide. Yet, pain treatment remains the biggest clinical burden of the age as a result of lack of efficacy, increasing side effects and the opioid crisis that is now entering Europe following its epidemic in the USA.
The 20th Annual Conference will overview the current state of pain treatment highlighting clinical success to date as well as evaluating the potential of drug candidates in the pipelines.
Why should you attend?
• Network with leading pharmaceutical companies and academic researchers of the pain community
• Rethink pain research by exploring novel biomarkers, sex differences in nociception, pain clinical trial design and novel targets
• Improve your understanding of neuro-immune interactions and their role in pain pathology, a promising new angle of pain research
For further information and conference programme, please visit the official website of the event.

UPDATED: SMi's 20th Annual Pain Therapeutics Conference 2020

Remote Access Only Announcement: Due to ongoing concerns over COVID-19 we have now made this conference a virtual event. All speakers, attendees and s…

Friday, 10th April 2020
The Second Young2Young meeting is about future, new strategies and healthcare changes.

Information Technology (IT) has transformed the ways modern healthcare systems acquire, store, access and communicate medical information. These developments offer significant benefits to patients and healthcare providers, but they give rise to ethical and legal challenges in the protection of patient privacy and confidentiality.
Y2Y is a program for young, interested professionals who want to discuss and solve existing problems. The project provides communication and interdisciplinary cooperation for specialists from various countries. You can share your achievements as well as your vision of ways to solve various problems with young residents from other countries and clinics. By participating in the project you get the opportunity to become part of an interdisciplinary and international movement that aims to bring new ideas to life and, equally importantly, into clinical practice. 
For further information, please visit the Facebook page of the Moldovian Society for the Study and Management of Pain.

Young 2 Young Program

The Second Young2Young meeting is about future, new strategies and healthcare changes. Information Technology (IT) has transformed the ways modern he…

Tuesday, 31st March 2020
The British Pain Society would like to invite all healthcare professionals to attend its 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM), which will be held at the Park Plaza Riverbank on Tuesday 31st March - Thursday 2nd April 2020.
Why you should attend:

Network with colleagues
Raise questions, partake in debates and discuss outcomes
Meet with poster exhibitors and discuss their research
Meet with technical exhibitors and hear about their products and services
Discuss your own research

The multidisciplinary nature of the Society's is pivotal to the continuing success of its Annual Scientific Meeting, which has attracted an average of over 500 healthcare professionals to its previous five Meetings. This multidisciplinary nature is reflected throughout the scientific programme, with lecture, workshop and seminar topics chosen specifically to be of interest to all participants, whatever their specialty.
Outside of the scientific programme, participants may view the poster exhibition, visit the technical exhibition, attend Satellite meetings or join in the social programme, all of which run alongside the Meeting to create an informative and enjoyable environment for all participants. All participants are encouraged to submit a poster abstract.  Participants will be able to view the poster exhibition at any time throughout the meeting.
There will also be pre- and post-meeting educational sessions on Monday 30th March and Friday 3rd April 2020. Please see the Supplementary Meetings page for more details.

British Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting 2020

The British Pain Society would like to invite all healthcare professionals to attend its 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM), which will be held[nbsp…

Friday, 27th March 2020
Wiener Schmerztag: The interactive day for information on pain will be held on the 27th March in Vienna, Austria and will Focus mainly on pain prevention, pain management and different rehabilitation treatments. 
Folgende Themen stehen unter anderem im Fokus:

Akupunktur, Cannabinoide
Rheumaschmerz, Knieoperationen
Nerven- und Muskelschmerzen, Rückenschmerzen, Schulterschmerzen
X-Beine, Plattfüße, Hüftschmerz
Neuraltherapie, Mesotherapie
Schmerzen bei Kindern, Schutz vor Krankenhauskeimen

Denn Schmerz muss nicht sein, und für fast jeden Menschen gibt es Schmerzlinderung und damit ein Plus an Lebensqualität!
For further information, please visit the event website.

11. Wiener Schmerztag

Wiener Schmerztag: The interactive day for information on pain will be held on the 27th March in Vienna, Austria and will Focus mainly on pain prevent…

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