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Saturday, 23rd May 2020
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.
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:

6th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology

Time for Action: Predict, Prevent, Repair Predict, Prevent, Repair are the 3 fundamental challenges in dealing with neurological diseases. Preclinical…

The 6th EAN congress takes place in Paris, 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.


Find the scientific programme with the first three sessions on the official EAN congress page. 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


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6th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology

The 6th EAN congress takes place in Paris, May 23 – May 26, 2020 with the overarching theme Time for Action: Predict, Prevent, Repair. Predict, Pre…

Sunday, 31st May 2020
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.

Pain Mechanisms and Therapeutics Conference 2020

The Pain Mechanisms and Therapeutics Conference is organized by pain researchers, and has never been supported by commercial interests. At this conere…

Wednesday, 03rd June 2020
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.

EULAR Annual Scientific Congress 2020

The annual EULAR Congress comprises the major event in the calendar of world rheumatology. In 2020, together will be brought physicians, scientists, p…

Monday, 15th June 2020
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.

"Evaluating and Treating Pain" - Harvard Medical School Course

Updates and Practice Recommendations to Optimize the Assessment and Treatment of Pain Headache, Fibromyalgia, Neuropathic, Myofascial, Cancer, Ab…

Thursday, 25th June 2020
The first Joint European Chapters’ Congress took place, in 2018, in Nijmegen, The Netherlands and it attracted over 600 participants! That congress was organised with enthusiasm, under the supervision of Dr Mike De Jongste. It enabled amazing opportunities to interact with colleagues, with industry and with partners from all around the world, and to collaborate and discuss the vital issues involved in Neuromodulation in Europe.
Inspired by this concept, a tremendous scientific Programme has been prepared which includes everything you can expect from a premier neuromodulation meeting:

You will have the opportunity to discover plenary lectures from world experts, through “Pairs on the podium” style sessions: one giant from Europe and one giant from USA.


The congress will feature two pre-congress special events: a neuromodulation session specifically designed for, and by, nurses and its  first European cadaver course aimed at beginning neuromodulators.


The ability to showcase your own research through an innovative platform – from ePosters to a live-competition of abstract presentations – remains core to the congress.


This European Congress will take advantage of having all the chapters in the same place at the same time to host all regional chapters meetings on the pre-congress day. This great opportunity will allow to organise multinational common meetings mixing, once again, cultures, visions and dynamism.


During this congress, attendees will move forward to structure European registries, enlarge their research projects at a European level and capitalise on this energy to help our global community to grow and strengthen. 

This INS 2nd European Congress will offer you a unique chance to meet and network with a diverse, multidisciplinary international community of neuromodulation specialists, basic scientists, biomedical engineers, and members of the industry under the Paris summer lights.
For further Information and congress Programme, please visit the official website of the event.

2nd Joint Congress of the INS European Chapters 2020 (e-INS 2020)

The first Joint European Chapters’ Congress took place, in 2018, in Nijmegen, The Netherlands and it attracted over 600 participants! That congress …

Friday, 03rd July 2020
New and exciting times are dawning, with a slew of new therapies underway: CGRP antibodies for migraine prophylaxis, lasmiditan as an alternative to triptans for acute therapy, atogepant, ubrogepant, possibly PACAP antibodies and more. That is why “Head over Ache: Silver Lining Novel Treatments” is the motto of the 14th European Headache Federation Congress.
Physicians, psychologists, cost bearers, politicians, and those working in health care, must make sure that the new as well as the old treatments reach the right patients in the optimal way. Therefore doctors and scientists from Europe and abroad, but also EHF partners DMKG, DGS, EFIC, EMA, IHS and LTB are invited to take part in this event. 
Explore the future of headache treatment in the capital of Germany and visit the official website of the event for the programme and other information.

14th European Headache Federation Congress

New and exciting times are dawning, with a slew of new therapies underway: CGRP antibodies for migraine prophylaxis, lasmiditan as an alternative to t…

Monday, 06th July 2020
The Summer Training Course for Young Patients Advocates (STYPA) – Leadership Programme is an exciting and unique opportunity offering a tailored high-quality training to young patient advocates or representatives, who have the motivation to learn more about advocacy and maximise their leadership potentials in a real environment. Our vision for STYPA is to create a platform where young patient advocates would empower, inspire, and learn from each other on an annual basis.
What is the topic?
This year’s topic will once again look at how patient advocacy is evolving and facing emerging challenges and opportunities, and the importance of keeping a strong ethical approach. Young patients’ voices are increasingly heard by regulatory bodies such as EMA, industry, HTA bodies, and policy makers, to ensure that their perspective is not missed to inform the decision-making process. As usual, these opportunities raise questions around the representativeness of those bringing the patient perspective, their potential conflict of interest or risk of bias depending on the role patient advocates play in which context. Through the training course, EPF will raise awareness among the new generation of young patient advocates on current challenges, obstacles, opportunities and will share good practises for ethical patient advocacy in complex Environments.
For further information, please visit the European Patients' Forum website.

STYPA 2020 - Shaping The Future of Patient Advocacy

The Summer Training Course for Young Patients Advocates (STYPA) – Leadership Programme is an exciting and unique opportunity offering a tailored hig…

Tuesday, 04th August 2020
The IASP World Congress on Pain is the world’s largest gathering of pain professionals, attracting three times more attendees than any other pain meeting. This premier event brings together more than 6,000 scientists, clinicians, and healthcare providers from around the world and across pain disciplines. As a biennial event, 2020 marks the 18th IASP World Congress on Pain.
Why Attend?

Access the most innovative scientific updates and clinical practice in the field.
Network with 6,000 of your colleagues from more than 100 countries.
Hear from the leading global pain experts across disciplines, all in one place.
Choose how you want to learn. The IASP World Congress features a wide variety of learning opportunities and formats including Plenary Lectures, Topical Workshops, Poster Sessions, Hands-On Workshops, Refresher Courses, Satellite Symposia, and more!
Access more than 2,500 poster presentations – nearly 5 times more than any other pain meeting in the field!
Earn CEs/CMEs.
Support research, education, clinical treatment, and better patient outcomes for all pain conditions.

For further information, please visit the official IASP congress website.

IASP - 18th World Congress on Pain

The IASP World Congress on Pain is the world’s largest gathering of pain professionals, attracting three times more attendees than any other pain me…

Tuesday, 08th September 2020
The National Conference on Pain for Frontline Practitioners
PAINWeek is the largest US pain conference for frontline clinicians with an interest in pain management.
PAINWeek 2020 offers a multidisciplinary faculty and diverse curriculum in the following course concentrations: acute, behavioral, and interventional pain management; chronic pain syndromes; medical/legal issues; neurology; palliative care; and pharmacotherapy, along with over 30 Special Interest Sessions. Full-day programs will be presented by the American Headache Society, the International Pelvic Pain Society, and the International Myopain Society.
For further information, please visit the official conference website.

PAINWeek Conference

The National Conference on Pain for Frontline Practitioners PAINWeek is the largest US pain conference for frontline clinicians with an interest in pa…

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