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Wednesday, 24th June 2020









Save the date: The BMP Grant 2019-2020 Ceremony will be held on the 24th of June 2020 from 15h15 CEST (Brussels time) to 17h CEST in digital format.
The theme of the 2nd edition of the Brain, Mind and Pain Patient-Centred Innovation Grant is

Save the date: THE BMP GRANT 2019-2020 CEREMONY - Virtual event

Save the date: The BMP Grant 2019-2020 Ceremony will be held on the 24th of June 2020 from 15h15 CEST (Brussels time) to 17h CEST in digital …

Monday, 15th June 2020
This year’s course has been canceled in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The next available course is in Boston, June 21-25, 2021. For further information and reimbursement procedure, please visit the official website of the event.
Updates and Practice Recommendations to Optimize the Assessment and Treatment of Pain
Headache, Fibromyalgia, Neuropathic, Myofascial, Cancer, Abdominal, Pelvic, Musculoskeletal, Spinal Pain
Relieving pain is one of the most challenging, yet important responsibilities in the practice of medicine. Whether we are addressing spinal, fibromyalgia, headache, abdominal, neuropathic, musculoskeletal or cancer pain, achieving optimal outcomes requires up-to-date treatment approaches.
In the past year alone, there have been significant changes in how we address pain related to these conditions. This program, Evaluating and Treating Pain, expediently and effectively ensures you are current with these changes and can incorporate them into practice to better assess pain complaints and develop an optimal course of action to relieve patient suffering. 
The evidence-based recommendations provided in this program cover:

Medications
Injection Therapies
Implantables
Acupuncture
Meditation
Surgery
Cognitive Therapy
Interventional Techniques
Complementary and Alternative Medicine

NEW STRATEGIES, GUIDELINES, AND UPDATES
Highlights of the 2020 program include:

Updates on the evaluation and treatment of pain: spinal, neuropathic, cancer, musculoskeletal, visceral, headache, fibromyalgia
State-of-the-art approaches to opioids:

How to recognize addiction
Alternatives to opioids
Weaning patients off of opioids
Patient selection
Dosing
Legal guidance for prescribing


Medical marijuana in clinical practice
Risk stratification, screening, and addiction psychopharmacology
Advances in pharmacologic treatments, injection therapies, and implanted devices
When and how to utilize acupuncture, mind/body interventions, and other complementary and alternative medicine techniques
Guidance for combining treatment options to assure adequate pain control
Techniques to improve examination and evaluation of the patient in pain: neurologic, musculoskeletal, psychosocial
Advances in complementary and alternative approaches to pain medicine
Interventional techniques for cancer patients
Measuring outcomes
Treating back pain: pathophysiology, imaging, interventional techniques, surgical management

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

CANCELED: "Evaluating and Treating Pain" - Harvard Medical School Course

This year’s course has been canceled in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The next available course is in Boston, June 21-25, 2021. F…

Friday, 12th June 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's European Pain School has been rescheduled. Suitable replacement dates are being sought at the moment (the most likely period will be June 2021) and will be published on the official event website as soon as possible.
The European Pain School (EPS), founded at the University of Siena (Italy) in 2002, is the first and still the premier school intended for students working on basic science and clinical topics related to acute and chronic pain. EPS has an interdisciplinary perspective and a distinct research orientation in all fields of pain science and pain medicine.
The title of EPS 2020 is

POSTPONED: European Pain School (EPS) 2020 - University of Siena

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's European Pain School has been rescheduled. Suitable replacement dates are being sought at the moment (the mo…

Saturday, 06th June 2020

POSTPONED: Belgian Pain Society Annual Scientific Congress

"Chronic pain: primary, secondary & tertiary prevention" The annual Belgian Pain Society scientific congress has been postponed for December 5th in …

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 …

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