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EFIC Virtual Pain Education Summit

For over 25 years, the European Pain Federation has been bringing together the most recognised experts in the field of pain science to exchange knowledge, ideas and the latest advances in the field. 2020 has been a challenging year, not least of all for education. To meet the needs of the pain community in 2020, the European Pain Federation is organising its first Virtual Pain Education Summit on 6-8 November 2020.


Speakers
  • NIHR CRN National Specialty Lead for Cancer - Supportive care and community-based research, United Kingdom
  • United Kingdom
  • Nurse Specialist, Chronic Pain, Radboud Expertise Centre for Pain and Palliative Medicine, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
  • Ireland
  • Professor, King's College London, United Kingdom
  • Professor, University of Turin Medical School, Neuroscience Dept, Turin, Italy
  • St. Gemma's Professor of Palliative Medicine, Head of Academic Unit of Palliative Care Interim Director, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Universitair Ziekenhuis Leuven, UZ Leuven, Belgium
  • United Kingdom
  • Professor, UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sport Science, Ireland
  • Associate Professor and Senior Consultant, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, Danderyd Hospital Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Professor, King's College London, United Kingdom
  • Director of Institute of Pain Medicine, Tel Aviv Medical Center, Israel
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist, University Hospital Leuven, Center for Pain Management and Algology, Belgium
  • Professor, Opusmedica, PC&R, Persons, Care & Research Network, 29121 Piacenza, Italy
  • School of Nursing, United Kingdom
  • Nurse Practitioner, Teacher, Researcher, Acute Pain Service of the Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Professor, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, United Kingdom
  • Professor, University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil
  • Clinical Psychologist, Leuven Hospital, Belgium
  • Lead Nurse, Head of Pain Services, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom
  • Professor of Health Psychology in the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Professor Emeritus, Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Professor, University of Antwerp, Department Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy and KU Leuven, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Belgium
  • Antwerp University, Belgium European Federation of Addiction Societies (EUFAS), Belgium
  • Associate Professor, School of Public Health Physiotherapy and Sports Science, University College, Dublin, Ireland
  • Senior Lecturer in Nursing, University of Limerick, Ireland
  • Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Aalborg University Hospital,. Denmark
  • Director, Pain Research Unit, Institute of Pain Medicine, Rambam Health Care Campus, Professor of Neurology and Pain Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
  • Professor, University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, Research Group Lifestyle & Health, The Netherlands
  • Professor in Nursing Science and a Specialist Nurse in Intensive Care, Sweden
  • Professor And Head of the Danish Pain Research Center, Department of Clinical Medicine, Denmark
  • Clinician, Teacher and Clinical Researcher at McGill University, Canada
  • Honorary Treasurer of the European Pain Federation, United Kingdom
  • European Pain Federation EFIC President - Associate Professor, School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science, University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland
  • The Royal Marsden School, United Kingdom
  • Research Director, INSERM - National Agency for Medical Research, France
  • Professor, Institute of Nursing Science and Practice, Paracelsus Medical University, Germany
  • Senior Consultant, Specialist, Neurology and Pain Medicine, Dept. of Pain Management and Research, Oslo University Hospital, Norway
  • Dept. of Medical Psychology and Sociology Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences University of Southern Denmark SDU, Germany
  • Senior consultant in Pain Management, Pain Unit, VSpeästerviks Hospital, Sweden
  • Adjunct Professor, Department Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Technical University Munich, Germany Senior Physician, Department Internal Medicine, Germany
  • Teaching Fellow in Physiotherapy, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Aalborg University, SMI, Owner, FysioDanmark Aarhus, Denmark
  • School of Primary, Community and Social Care Primary Care Centre Versus Arthritis, Keele University, United Kingdom
  • Anaesthesiologist, University Hospital, Erasmus Medical Centre, Professor in Anaesthesiology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Professor of Neuro-rheumatology, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Deputy Director, Bath Centre for Pain Research and Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology, United Kingdom
  • Professor, Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
  • Associate Professor in Clinical Pharmacy Practice, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • Department of Pain Research and Treatment, Chair of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Medical College, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
  • Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, CAPHRI, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • Charité Campus Benjamin Franklin, Germany
  • Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine and Palliative Care, Faculty of Medicine of University Maribor, Slovenia
  • Ghent University Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology Ghent Health Psychology Lab Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Belgium
  • Professor of Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Örebro University Hospital & Örebro University, Sweden
  • Professor, Keele University, United Kingdom
  • Assistant Professor, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Postdoctoral Researcher, Research Foundation Flanders, Brussels
  • Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Studies Department of Nursing University Pardubice, Czech Republic
  • Nurse Ethicist, Director of the Nursing Ethics Program, Cleveland Clinic, United States
  • Head of the Leuven Centre for Algology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  • Chairman of the Center for Pain Medicine at Western Reserve Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, United States
  • Registered Nurse, Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg Institute of Nursing Sciences and Practice, Austria
  • Professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium, Physiotherapist/Manual Therapist, University Hospital Brussels, Belgium
  • Physiotherapist, European Union Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow at Musculoskeletal Health Sydney, The University of Sydney, Australia
  • Professor, School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Curtin University and Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Australia
  • Professor, Italy
  • Head of the Pain Centre, Cochin Hospital, Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, Paris University, France
  • Professor for Medical Education and Medicine, Charité - Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany
  • Associate Professor, Pain Center, CHU de St-Etienne and Associate Director, Neuropain Team, U1028, Lyon Neuroscience Research Center, France
  • Professor, Health and Care Professionals Council, United Kingdom
  • University Hospital Muenster, Dept. Of Anästhesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine, Germany
  • Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, Dept. of Health, Research Centre for Nutrition, Lifestyle and Exercise, The Netherlands
  • Associate Professor, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
  • Professor, Pain & Ageing, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
  • Lecturer, Clinical Health Psychology, King's College, London, United Kingdom
  • Professor, The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Professor in Rehabilitation Medicine at Maastricht University & Physiatrist at CIR Rehabilitation location Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Professor in Physiotherapy, School of Health, Care and Welfare, Mälardalen University, Västerås, Sweden
  • Professor, Neurology and Pain Research, University of Würzburg, Germany
  • Associate Professor, Osteoarthritis Research Theme Lead for IIMPACT in Health at The University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
  • Professor, Anesthesiologist, Pain and Palliative Specialist, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, The Netherlands
  • Amsterdam UMC, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Department of Epidemiology and Data Science, The Netherlands
  • Consultant Physician/Endocrinologist, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Honorary Professor of Diabetic Medicine, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Department of Neurology, Technische Universität München, Germany
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Essex, United Kingdom
  • Radboud University Medical Center, HAN University of Applied Sciences, Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • Nurse, Pain Clinic, University Medical Centre Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) Specialist, University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium
  • Anesthesiologist, Head of the Multidisciplinary Pain Centre, Hospital Oost Limburg, Belgium
  • Professor, Belgium
  • Professor, Maastricht University and Adelante, Center of Expertise in Rehabilitation and Audiology, The Netherlands
  • Professor, University of Leuven, Belgium and Maastricht, Netherlands
  • Professor of Clinical Health Psychology, School of Psychology, Queen's University, Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Director, Pain Centre Versus Arthritis, Professor of Rheumatology, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Consultant in Pain Medicine Newcastle Pain Management Unit Royal Victoria Infirmary, United Kingdom
  • Physiotherapist and Chair, Lifestyle and Health Research Group, Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
  • Founder of the Integrative Pain Science Institute, United States

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Programme
  • November 7, 2020 8:20-8:50AM CET
    Neurophysiological exploration of chronic pain - Central assessment
    Andreas Kopf
    Charité Campus Benjamin Franklin, Germany
    Luis Garcia-Larrea
    Research Director, INSERM - National Agency for Medical...
    Roland Peyron
    Associate Professor, Pain Center, CHU de St-Etienne and...
  • November 6, 2020 - 8:50-9:20 AM CET
    Overview and new directions in the pharmacotherapy of pain
    Patrice Forget
    Honorary Treasurer of the European Pain Federation, Uni...
    Bart Morlion
    Head of the Leuven Centre for Algology, University Hosp...
  • November 7, 2020 - 9:30-10:30 AM CET
    Communicating with the person in pain
    Mary O'Keeffe
    Physiotherapist, European Union Horizon 2020 Marie Skło...
    Chris Main
    Professor, Keele University, United Kingdom
    Brona Fullen
    European Pain Federation EFIC President - Associate Pro...
    Tasha Stanton
    Associate Professor, Osteoarthritis Research Theme Lead...
  • November 7, 2020 - 11:15 AM-12:15 PM
    Clinical updates: Children and young people & intellectual disabilities
    Owen Doody
    Senior Lecturer in Nursing, University of Limerick, Ire...
    Mats Eriksson
    Professor in Nursing Science and a Specialist Nurse in...
    Maria Bailey
    Ireland
  • November 7, 2020 - 11:15 AM-12:15 PM CET
    Evidence based acute pain management
    Winfried Meissner, MD, PhD
    Consultant and Head of Pain Unit, Dept. of Anaesthesiol...
    Esther Pogatzki-Zahn
    University Hospital Muenster, Dept. Of Anästhesiology,...
    Olle Ljungqvist
    Professor of Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Örebr...
  • November 7, 2020 - 11:15 AM-12:15 PM CET
    Psychological and social common assessment
    Monika Hasenbring
    Dept. of Medical Psychology and Sociology Faculty of Me...
    Jonathan Hill
    School of Primary, Community and Social Care Primary Ca...
  • November 07, 2020 - 11:15 AM-12:15 PM CET
    Treatment, communication, education
    Brona Fullen
    European Pain Federation EFIC President - Associate Pro...
    Jo Nijs
    Professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium, Phys...
    Stefan Elbers
    Professor, University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, Rese...
  • November 7, 2020 - 12:30-1:30 PM CET
    Clinical updates: Older people
    Irmela Gnass
    Professor, Institute of Nursing Science and Practice, P...
    Patricia Schofield
    Professor, Pain & Ageing, Sheffield Hallam University,...
    Juanita Cheuk-Alam-Balrak
    Nurse Practitioner, Teacher, Researcher, Acute Pain Ser...
  • November 7, 2020 - 12:30-1:30 PM CET
    Pharmacotherapy of chronic pain
    Roger Knaggs
    Associate Professor in Clinical Pharmacy Practice, Univ...
    Dominic Aldington
    United Kingdom
    David Walsh
    Director, Pain Centre Versus Arthritis, Professor of Rh...
    Bart Morlion
    Head of the Leuven Centre for Algology, University Hosp...
  • November 7, 2020 - 12:30-1:30 PM CET
    Principles of treatment 1
    Morten Hoegh
    Aalborg University, SMI, Owner, FysioDanmark Aarhus, De...
    Peter O'Sullivan
    Professor, School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science...
    Rob Smeets
    Professor in Rehabilitation Medicine at Maastricht Univ...
  • November 7, 2020 - 12:30-1:30 PM CET
    Psychological interventions: Behaviour change
    Tamar Pincus
    Professor, Health and Care Professionals Council, Unite...
    Emelien Lauwerier
    Ghent University Department of Experimental Clinical an...
  • November 7, 2020 - 2:15-3:15 PM CET
    Chronic visceral pain
    Asbjørn Mohr Drewes
    Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Aalborg Univ...
    Tim Vanuytsel
    Professor, Belgium
    Monique Steegers
    Professor, Anesthesiologist, Pain and Palliative Specia...
  • November 7, 2020 - 2:15-3:15 PM
    Evidence based pain nursing
    Emma Briggs
    Professor, King's College London, United Kingdom
    Jacqueline Van Dijk
    Nurse, Pain Clinic, University Medical Centre Utrecht,...
    Martin Galligan
    The Royal Marsden School, United Kingdom
  • November 7, 2020 - 2:15-3:15 PM CET
    Principles of treatment 2
    Catherine Blake
    Professor, UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy a...
    Andreas Rothgangel
    Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, Dept. of Health, R...
    Teresa Paolucci
    Professor, Italy
    Fabrizio Benedetti
    Professor, University of Turin Medical School, Neurosci...
  • November 7, 2020 - 2:15-3:15 PM CET
    Psychological interventions: Workplace interventions
    Edmund Keogh
    Deputy Director, Bath Centre for Pain Research and Prof...
    Chris Main
    Professor, Keele University, United Kingdom
  • November 7, 2020 - 3:30-4:30 PM CET
    Interprofessional working: Who does what, barriers & facilitators to IP working, road map for IP working
    Harm Peters
    Professor for Medical Education and Medicine, Charité -...
    Emma Briggs
    Professor, King's College London, United Kingdom
    Paul Wilkinson
    Consultant in Pain Medicine Newcastle Pain Management...
  • November 7, 2020 - 5:15-5:45 PM CET
    The role of cannabinoid-based medicines in pain management
    Silviu Brill
    Director of Institute of Pain Medicine, Tel Aviv Medica...
    Winfried Häuser
    Adjunct Professor, Department Psychosomatic Medicine an...
  • November 7, 2020, 8:50-9:20 AM CET
    Appropriate referral and selection of patients with chronic pain for neuromodulation
    Nevenka Krcevski Skvarc
    Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine and...
    Frank Huygen
    Anaesthesiologist, University Hospital, Erasmus Medica...
  • November 8, 2020 - 9:20-10:20 AM CET
    "Referral Diagnosis Low Back Pain: Only the Tip of the Iceberg" managing pain from a MDT perspective
    Bart Morlion
    Head of the Leuven Centre for Algology, University Hosp...
    Koen Bernar
    Universitair Ziekenhuis Leuven, UZ Leuven, Belgium
    Susan Broekmans
    Clinical Nurse Specialist, University Hospital Leuven,...
    Eline Coppens
    Clinical Psychologist, Leuven Hospital, Belgium
    Peter Van Wambeke
    Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) Specialist,...
  • November 8, 2020 - 10:30-11:30 AM CET
    Educating patient and professionals
    Petra Mandysová
    Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Studies Departme...
    Emma Briggs
    Professor, King's College London, United Kingdom
  • November 8, 2020 - 10:30-11:30 AM CET
    Primers to specific pain conditions
    Hani Hattar
    Senior consultant in Pain Management, Pain Unit, VSpeäs...
    Frank Huygen
    Anaesthesiologist, University Hospital, Erasmus Medica...
    Nina Bohm Starke
    Associate Professor and Senior Consultant, Department o...
    David Walsh
    Director, Pain Centre Versus Arthritis, Professor of Rh...
  • November 8, 2020 - 10:30-11:30 AM CET
    Psychological interventions: Behavioural approaches
    Regine Klinger
    Professor, Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germ...
    Johan Vlaeyen
    Professor, University of Leuven, Belgium and Maastricht...
  • November 8, 2020 - 10:30-11:30 AM CET
    Special populations 1
    Catherine Blake
    Professor, UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy a...
    Roberto Casale
    Professor, Opusmedica, PC&R, Persons, Care & Research N...
    An de Groef
    Professor, University of Antwerp, Department Rehabilita...
  • November 8, 2020 - 11:30 AM-12:30 PM CET
    Interventional pain management
    Arun Bhaskar
    United Kingdom
    Jan Van Zundert
    Anesthesiologist, Head of the Multidisciplinary Pain Ce...
    Samer Narouze
    Chairman of the Center for Pain Medicine at Western Res...
    Jeffrey N Weitzel, MD
    Director, Clinical Cancer Genetics, Professor, Director...
  • November 8, 2020 - 11:30 AM-12:30 PM CET
    Leadership and advanced nursing practice
    Gillian Chumbley
    Professor, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Unite...
    Rianne van Boekel
    Radboud University Medical Center, HAN University of Ap...
    Felicia Jane Cox
    Lead Nurse, Head of Pain Services, Royal Brompton & Har...
  • NOV 08, 2020 11:30 AM CET
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    Psychological interventions: Cognitive approaches
    Tamara Lotan, MD
    Associate Professor of Pathology and Oncology; Johns Ho...
    Harbinder Sandhu
    Associate Professor, University of Warwick, United King...
  • November 8, 2020 - 11:30 AM-12:30 PM CET
    Special populations 2
    Harriët Wittink
    Physiotherapist and Chair, Lifestyle and Health Researc...
    Jeanine Verbunt
    Professor, Maastricht University and Adelante, Center o...
    Patricia Schofield
    Professor, Pain & Ageing, Sheffield Hallam University,...
  • November 8, 2020 - 12:40-1:40 PM CET
    Pain Prevention (2020 European year against pain) Impact of lifestyle factors
    Brona Fullen
    European Pain Federation EFIC President - Associate Pro...
    Elizabeth Dean
    Professor Emeritus, Department of Physical Therapy, Uni...
    Joe Tatta
    Founder of the Integrative Pain Science Institute, Unit...
    Anne Söderlund
    Professor in Physiotherapy, School of Health, Care and...
  • Topical lecture
  • NOV 06, 2020 8:20 AM CET
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    Neuroplasticity and pain: Understanding the neurobiology to help our patients in pain
    Elon Eisenberg
    Director, Pain Research Unit, Institute of Pain Medicin...
    Kirsty Bannister
    Professor, King's College London, United Kingdom
  • NOV 06, 2020 8:50 AM CET
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    Diabetes and pain: An update
    Magdalena Kocot-Kępska
    Department of Pain Research and Treatment, Chair of Ane...
    Solomon Tesfaye
    Consultant Physician/Endocrinologist, Sheffield Teachin...
  • NOV 06, 2020 5:15 PM CET
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    Neurophysiological exploration of chronic pain - Peripheral assessment
    Luis Garcia-Larrea
    Research Director, INSERM - National Agency for Medical...
    Daniel Ciampi de Andrade
    Professor, University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil
  • November 7, 2020 8:20-8:50AM CET
    Neurophysiological exploration of chronic pain - Central assessment
    Andreas Kopf
    Charité Campus Benjamin Franklin, Germany
    Luis Garcia-Larrea
    Research Director, INSERM - National Agency for Medical...
    Roland Peyron
    Associate Professor, Pain Center, CHU de St-Etienne and...
  • November 6, 2020 - 8:50-9:20 AM CET
    Overview and new directions in the pharmacotherapy of pain
    Patrice Forget
    Honorary Treasurer of the European Pain Federation, Uni...
    Bart Morlion
    Head of the Leuven Centre for Algology, University Hosp...
  • November 7, 2020 - 5:15-5:45 PM CET
    The role of cannabinoid-based medicines in pain management
    Silviu Brill
    Director of Institute of Pain Medicine, Tel Aviv Medica...
    Winfried Häuser
    Adjunct Professor, Department Psychosomatic Medicine an...
  • November 7, 2020, 8:50-9:20 AM CET
    Appropriate referral and selection of patients with chronic pain for neuromodulation
    Nevenka Krcevski Skvarc
    Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine and...
    Frank Huygen
    Anaesthesiologist, University Hospital, Erasmus Medica...
  • Interprofessional learning session
  • NOV 06, 2020 9:30 AM CET
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    Neurobiology of pain & strategies to modulate at various levels from MDT perspective
    Andreas Kopf
    Charité Campus Benjamin Franklin, Germany
    Anneleen Malfliet
    Assistant Professor, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Postd...
  • November 7, 2020 - 9:30-10:30 AM CET
    Communicating with the person in pain
    Mary O'Keeffe
    Physiotherapist, European Union Horizon 2020 Marie Skło...
    Chris Main
    Professor, Keele University, United Kingdom
    Brona Fullen
    European Pain Federation EFIC President - Associate Pro...
    Tasha Stanton
    Associate Professor, Osteoarthritis Research Theme Lead...
  • November 7, 2020 - 3:30-4:30 PM CET
    Interprofessional working: Who does what, barriers & facilitators to IP working, road map for IP working
    Harm Peters
    Professor for Medical Education and Medicine, Charité -...
    Emma Briggs
    Professor, King's College London, United Kingdom
    Paul Wilkinson
    Consultant in Pain Medicine Newcastle Pain Management...
  • November 8, 2020 - 9:20-10:20 AM CET
    "Referral Diagnosis Low Back Pain: Only the Tip of the Iceberg" managing pain from a MDT perspective
    Bart Morlion
    Head of the Leuven Centre for Algology, University Hosp...
    Koen Bernar
    Universitair Ziekenhuis Leuven, UZ Leuven, Belgium
    Susan Broekmans
    Clinical Nurse Specialist, University Hospital Leuven,...
    Eline Coppens
    Clinical Psychologist, Leuven Hospital, Belgium
    Peter Van Wambeke
    Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) Specialist,...
  • November 8, 2020 - 12:40-1:40 PM CET
    Pain Prevention (2020 European year against pain) Impact of lifestyle factors
    Brona Fullen
    European Pain Federation EFIC President - Associate Pro...
    Elizabeth Dean
    Professor Emeritus, Department of Physical Therapy, Uni...
    Joe Tatta
    Founder of the Integrative Pain Science Institute, Unit...
    Anne Söderlund
    Professor in Physiotherapy, School of Health, Care and...
  • Pain Medicine educational session
  • NOV 06, 2020 11:15 AM CET
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    Neuropathic pain
    Thomas Tölle
    Department of Neurology, Technische Universität München...
    Per Hansson
    Senior Consultant, Specialist, Neurology and Pain Medic...
    Solomon Tesfaye
    Consultant Physician/Endocrinologist, Sheffield Teachin...
    Nanna Brix Finnerup
    Professor And Head of the Danish Pain Research Center,...
  • NOV 06, 2020 12:30 PM CET
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    Cancer-related pain
    Michael Bennett
    St. Gemma's Professor of Palliative Medicine, Head of A...
    Sam Ahmedzai
    NIHR CRN National Specialty Lead for Cancer - Supportiv...
    Manohar Sharma
    Professor, The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust, Univ...
    Nevenka Krcevski Skvarc
    Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine and...
  • NOV 06, 2020 2:15 PM CET
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    Chronic widespread pain
    Winfried Häuser
    Adjunct Professor, Department Psychosomatic Medicine an...
    Claudia Sommer
    Professor, Neurology and Pain Research, University of W...
    Serge Perrot
    Head of the Pain Centre, Cochin Hospital, Professor of...
    Mary-Ann Fitzcharles
    Clinician, Teacher and Clinical Researcher at McGill Un...
  • NOV 06, 2020 3:30 PM CET
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    Opioids in chronic non-cancer pain
    Kevin Vowles
    Professor of Clinical Health Psychology, School of Psyc...
    Winfried Häuser
    Adjunct Professor, Department Psychosomatic Medicine an...
    Nevenka Krcevski Skvarc
    Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine and...
    Geert Dom
    Antwerp University, Belgium European Federation of Addi...
  • November 7, 2020 - 11:15 AM-12:15 PM CET
    Evidence based acute pain management
    Winfried Meissner, MD, PhD
    Consultant and Head of Pain Unit, Dept. of Anaesthesiol...
    Esther Pogatzki-Zahn
    University Hospital Muenster, Dept. Of Anästhesiology,...
    Olle Ljungqvist
    Professor of Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Örebr...
  • November 7, 2020 - 12:30-1:30 PM CET
    Pharmacotherapy of chronic pain
    Roger Knaggs
    Associate Professor in Clinical Pharmacy Practice, Univ...
    Dominic Aldington
    United Kingdom
    David Walsh
    Director, Pain Centre Versus Arthritis, Professor of Rh...
    Bart Morlion
    Head of the Leuven Centre for Algology, University Hosp...
  • November 7, 2020 - 2:15-3:15 PM CET
    Chronic visceral pain
    Asbjørn Mohr Drewes
    Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Aalborg Univ...
    Tim Vanuytsel
    Professor, Belgium
    Monique Steegers
    Professor, Anesthesiologist, Pain and Palliative Specia...
  • November 8, 2020 - 10:30-11:30 AM CET
    Primers to specific pain conditions
    Hani Hattar
    Senior consultant in Pain Management, Pain Unit, VSpeäs...
    Frank Huygen
    Anaesthesiologist, University Hospital, Erasmus Medica...
    Nina Bohm Starke
    Associate Professor and Senior Consultant, Department o...
    David Walsh
    Director, Pain Centre Versus Arthritis, Professor of Rh...
  • November 8, 2020 - 11:30 AM-12:30 PM CET
    Interventional pain management
    Arun Bhaskar
    United Kingdom
    Jan Van Zundert
    Anesthesiologist, Head of the Multidisciplinary Pain Ce...
    Samer Narouze
    Chairman of the Center for Pain Medicine at Western Res...
    Jeffrey N Weitzel, MD
    Director, Clinical Cancer Genetics, Professor, Director...
  • Physiotherapy educational session
  • NOV 06, 2020 11:15 AM CET
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    Pain science and knowledge
    Catherine Doody
    Associate Professor, School of Public Health Physiother...
    Morten Hoegh
    Aalborg University, SMI, Owner, FysioDanmark Aarhus, De...
  • NOV 06, 2020 12:30 PM CET
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    Complex and multidimensional nature of pain
    Harriët Wittink
    Physiotherapist and Chair, Lifestyle and Health Researc...
    Mary O'Keeffe
    Physiotherapist, European Union Horizon 2020 Marie Skło...
    Peter O'Sullivan
    Professor, School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science...
  • NOV 06, 2020 2:15 PM CET
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    Assessment
    Morten Hoegh
    Aalborg University, SMI, Owner, FysioDanmark Aarhus, De...
    Caroline Terwee
    Amsterdam UMC, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Department...
    Jonathan Hill
    School of Primary, Community and Social Care Primary Ca...
    Albère Köke
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, CAPHRI, Maastric...
  • NOV 06, 2020 3:30 PM CET
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    Measurement
    Harriët Wittink
    Physiotherapist and Chair, Lifestyle and Health Researc...
    Catherine Doody
    Associate Professor, School of Public Health Physiother...
    Morten Hoegh
    Aalborg University, SMI, Owner, FysioDanmark Aarhus, De...
  • November 07, 2020 - 11:15 AM-12:15 PM CET
    Treatment, communication, education
    Brona Fullen
    European Pain Federation EFIC President - Associate Pro...
    Jo Nijs
    Professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium, Phys...
    Stefan Elbers
    Professor, University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, Rese...
  • November 7, 2020 - 12:30-1:30 PM CET
    Principles of treatment 1
    Morten Hoegh
    Aalborg University, SMI, Owner, FysioDanmark Aarhus, De...
    Peter O'Sullivan
    Professor, School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science...
    Rob Smeets
    Professor in Rehabilitation Medicine at Maastricht Univ...
  • November 7, 2020 - 2:15-3:15 PM CET
    Principles of treatment 2
    Catherine Blake
    Professor, UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy a...
    Andreas Rothgangel
    Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, Dept. of Health, R...
    Teresa Paolucci
    Professor, Italy
    Fabrizio Benedetti
    Professor, University of Turin Medical School, Neurosci...
  • November 8, 2020 - 10:30-11:30 AM CET
    Special populations 1
    Catherine Blake
    Professor, UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy a...
    Roberto Casale
    Professor, Opusmedica, PC&R, Persons, Care & Research N...
    An de Groef
    Professor, University of Antwerp, Department Rehabilita...
  • November 8, 2020 - 11:30 AM-12:30 PM CET
    Special populations 2
    Harriët Wittink
    Physiotherapist and Chair, Lifestyle and Health Researc...
    Jeanine Verbunt
    Professor, Maastricht University and Adelante, Center o...
    Patricia Schofield
    Professor, Pain & Ageing, Sheffield Hallam University,...
  • Psychology educational session
  • NOV 06, 2020 11:15 AM CET
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    Clinical psychology: Nociceptive aspects
    Johan Vlaeyen
    Professor, University of Leuven, Belgium and Maastricht...
    Katja Wiech
    Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Universi...
  • NOV 06, 2020 12:30 PM CET
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    Neuropsychological factors in chronic pain
    Geert Crombez
    Professor of Health Psychology in the Faculty of Psycho...
    Anthony Jones
    Professor of Neuro-rheumatology, University of Manchest...
  • NOV 06, 2020 2:15 PM CET
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    Assessment of social and cultural aspects of pain
    Elia Valentini
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University o...
    Whitney Scott
    Lecturer, Clinical Health Psychology, King's College, L...
  • NOV 06, 2020 3:30 PM CET
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    Assessment: Spotlight on sub-groups
    Emelien Lauwerier
    Ghent University Department of Experimental Clinical an...
    Edmund Keogh
    Deputy Director, Bath Centre for Pain Research and Prof...
  • November 7, 2020 - 11:15 AM-12:15 PM CET
    Psychological and social common assessment
    Monika Hasenbring
    Dept. of Medical Psychology and Sociology Faculty of Me...
    Jonathan Hill
    School of Primary, Community and Social Care Primary Ca...
  • November 7, 2020 - 12:30-1:30 PM CET
    Psychological interventions: Behaviour change
    Tamar Pincus
    Professor, Health and Care Professionals Council, Unite...
    Emelien Lauwerier
    Ghent University Department of Experimental Clinical an...
  • November 7, 2020 - 2:15-3:15 PM CET
    Psychological interventions: Workplace interventions
    Edmund Keogh
    Deputy Director, Bath Centre for Pain Research and Prof...
    Chris Main
    Professor, Keele University, United Kingdom
  • November 8, 2020 - 10:30-11:30 AM CET
    Psychological interventions: Behavioural approaches
    Regine Klinger
    Professor, Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germ...
    Johan Vlaeyen
    Professor, University of Leuven, Belgium and Maastricht...
  • NOV 08, 2020 11:30 AM CET
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    Psychological interventions: Cognitive approaches
    Tamara Lotan, MD
    Associate Professor of Pathology and Oncology; Johns Ho...
    Harbinder Sandhu
    Associate Professor, University of Warwick, United King...
  • Nursing educational session
  • NOV 06, 2020 11:15 AM CET
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    Nursing assessment and measurement of pain
    Susan Broekmans
    Clinical Nurse Specialist, University Hospital Leuven,...
    Petra Mandysová
    Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Studies Departme...
    Nadja Nestler
    Registered Nurse, Paracelsus Medical University Salzbur...
  • NOV 06, 2020 12:30 PM CET
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    Complex pain management and co-morbidities
    Rianne van Boekel
    Radboud University Medical Center, HAN University of Ap...
    Inge Arnts
    Nurse Specialist, Chronic Pain, Radboud Expertise Centr...
    Nadja Nestler
    Registered Nurse, Paracelsus Medical University Salzbur...
  • NOV 06, 2020 2:15 PM CET
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    Substance dependence and tolerance in managing pain
    Georgina Morley
    Nurse Ethicist, Director of the Nursing Ethics Program,...
    Susan Broekmans
    Clinical Nurse Specialist, University Hospital Leuven,...
    Felicia Jane Cox
    Lead Nurse, Head of Pain Services, Royal Brompton & Har...
  • NOV 06, 2020 3:30 PM CET
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    Clinical updates: Cancer & cancer survivors
    Martin Galligan
    The Royal Marsden School, United Kingdom
    Suzanne Chapman
    School of Nursing, United Kingdom
  • November 7, 2020 - 11:15 AM-12:15 PM
    Clinical updates: Children and young people & intellectual disabilities
    Owen Doody
    Senior Lecturer in Nursing, University of Limerick, Ire...
    Mats Eriksson
    Professor in Nursing Science and a Specialist Nurse in...
    Maria Bailey
    Ireland
  • November 7, 2020 - 12:30-1:30 PM CET
    Clinical updates: Older people
    Irmela Gnass
    Professor, Institute of Nursing Science and Practice, P...
    Patricia Schofield
    Professor, Pain & Ageing, Sheffield Hallam University,...
    Juanita Cheuk-Alam-Balrak
    Nurse Practitioner, Teacher, Researcher, Acute Pain Ser...
  • November 7, 2020 - 2:15-3:15 PM
    Evidence based pain nursing
    Emma Briggs
    Professor, King's College London, United Kingdom
    Jacqueline Van Dijk
    Nurse, Pain Clinic, University Medical Centre Utrecht,...
    Martin Galligan
    The Royal Marsden School, United Kingdom
  • November 8, 2020 - 10:30-11:30 AM CET
    Educating patient and professionals
    Petra Mandysová
    Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Studies Departme...
    Emma Briggs
    Professor, King's College London, United Kingdom
  • November 8, 2020 - 11:30 AM-12:30 PM CET
    Leadership and advanced nursing practice
    Gillian Chumbley
    Professor, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Unite...
    Rianne van Boekel
    Radboud University Medical Center, HAN University of Ap...
    Felicia Jane Cox
    Lead Nurse, Head of Pain Services, Royal Brompton & Har...
Speakers

  • Sam Ahmedzai
    NIHR CRN National Specialty Lead for Cancer - Supportive care and community-based research, United Kingdom
  • Dominic Aldington
    United Kingdom
  • Inge Arnts
    Nurse Specialist, Chronic Pain, Radboud Expertise Centre for Pain and Palliative Medicine, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
    Biography

      Inge Arnts is working as a Nurse Specialist in chronic pain since 2011 in the Radboud Expertise Centre
      for Pain and Palliative Medicine of the Radboud university, Nijmegen in the Netherlands. Her specific
      experience include the guidance and care of the spinal cord stimulation and motor cortex
      stimulation group. This include chronic pain patients with typical neuropathic pain.
      She is invited more times as a speaker for national nursing care congresses in acute and chronic pain
      patients.
      She is involved in specific studies for spinal cord stimulation and motor cortex stimulation.

    • Maria Bailey
      Ireland
      Biography

        Born in Tipperary however educated and worked in the UK prior to returning to Ireland in 1999. Following many years as a Community Nursing Sister in Birmingham UK and working in the community for an inner city hospice, I returned to Ireland remaining in the field of palliative care. I became a nurse educator in 2003 and have worked as alecturer in University of Limerick since 2006 where I have continued to contribute to the field of palliative care in research and publication. I enjoy making a difference to practice through education and research and one of my career highlights was receiving the Univserity of Limerick award for Excellence in Teaching.

      • Kirsty Bannister
        Professor, King's College London, United Kingdom
        Biography

          Kirsty Bannister graduated from UCL in 2003 with a BSc in Pharmacology (first class honours) before completing a Master of Research and subsequent PhD in Epigenetics at Imperial College London. In 2008 Kirsty began a post-doctoral placement back at UCL in the Neuropharmacology of Pain laboratory, investigating neural and pharmacological systems that sub-serve pain transmission and modulation in the spinal cord and brain. Kirsty joined King’s College London in the autumn of 2017 on a permanent basis as a Lecturer in Neuropharmacology, and Principal Investigator. Her interests remain investigating descending mechanisms of pain control in both normal and pathological conditions, and how to translate basic science to the patient. Kirsty has authored 24 refereed publications and has led multiple symposia at international meetings including the World Congress on Pain, European Pain Federation EFIC, Pain Mechanisms and Therapeutics, and The Physiological Society. In 2017 Kirsty won the EFIC IBSA publication award for her original research article ‘An investigation into the inhibitory function of serotonin in DNIC’.

        • Fabrizio Benedetti
          Professor, University of Turin Medical School, Neuroscience Dept, Turin, Italy
          Biography

            Fabrizio Benedetti, MD is Professor of Neurophysiology and Human Physiology at the University of Turin Medical School, Turin, Italy, and Director of Medicine and Physiology of Hypoxia at Plateau Rosà, Switzerland. He has been nominated member of The Academy of Europe and of the European Dana Alliance for the Brain. He is author of the book Placebo Effects (Oxford University Press, 3rd Edition, 2020), which received the Medical Book Award of the British Medical Association. 

          • Michael Bennett
            St. Gemma's Professor of Palliative Medicine, Head of Academic Unit of Palliative Care Interim Director, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
            Biography

              Mike Bennett is the St Gemma’s Professor of Palliative Medicine and is Director of the Academic Unit of Palliative Care. The Academic Unit is an internationally recognized multidisciplinary research and teaching unit based at the University of Leeds and St Gemma’s Hospice, UK. He qualified from University of Birmingham in 1988 and completed an MD (doctoral thesis) in 1999 resulting in the LANSS Pain Scale, an internationally used tool for identifying neuropathic pain. In 2017, he secured formal University Teaching Hospice status for St Gemma’s Hospice (first in the
              UK) where he works clinically 2 days per week.

              His main research interests are in cancer pain and neuropathic pain, and evaluating interventions at the end of life. He currently leads an £2.2m NIHR Programme Grant and a £1.4m Yorkshire Cancer Research Programme Grant focused on early integration of palliative care and better pain management for cancer patients. Since taking up his post in Leeds, he has generated over £9.5m in research grants and awards. He has published over 200 papers in scientific journals. He chaired the Cancer Pain SIG for the International Association for the Study of Pain and chaired the NCRI Palliative and Supportive Care Clinical Studies Group from 2008 to 2014, and chaired the NICE guideline evidence review on Opioids in Palliative Care.

              He led the writing of Core Standards for Cancer Pain which are now adopted into the NHS and form part of the CQC inspection framework, and led the writing of the cancer pain taxonomy for ICD-11 as part of the IASP task force. He co-leads an EFIC task force on European standards for cancer pain management. He co-edited the book ‘Practical Management of complex cancer pain’ which won the BMA Book of the Year in 2015. He has chaired various organizing and scientific committees for international conferences of the European Association for Palliative Care.

            • Koen Bernar
              Universitair Ziekenhuis Leuven, UZ Leuven, Belgium
            • Arun Bhaskar
              United Kingdom
            • Catherine Blake
              Professor, UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sport Science, Ireland
            • Nina Bohm Starke
              Associate Professor and Senior Consultant, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, Danderyd Hospital Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
              Biography

                Nina Bohm Starke is a gynecologist and clinical researcher at the Karolinska Institutet, the largest and most renowned academic medical research center in Sweden. Her research has focused largely on the biological, psychological, and treatment modalities associated with vulvodynia. She is internationally recognized for her contributions in this field. In her clinical work she is in charge of the vulvar clinic at the department, taking care of patients with vulvovaginal disorders. 

              • Emma Briggs
                Professor, King's College London, United Kingdom
              • Silviu Brill
                Director of Institute of Pain Medicine, Tel Aviv Medical Center, Israel
                Biography

                  Specialist in Pain Medicine and specialist in Anesthesia. Grandparent of European Diploma in Pain Medicine. Director of Institute of Pain Medicine, at Tel Aviv Medical Center Past-President of Israel Pain association and Councilor for Israel at European Pain Federation. Member of the Board of EDPM.
                  Research interests: Cannabinoids for pain management, Invasive procedure for pain, Psychological aspects of chronic pain patient.

                • Susan Broekmans
                  Clinical Nurse Specialist, University Hospital Leuven, Center for Pain Management and Algology, Belgium
                  Biography

                    Susan Broekmans has a bachelor and Master degree in Nursing. Since 2001 she’s working as a clinical
                    nurse specialist in the University Hospital Leuven and the Center for Pain Management and Algology
                    (Belgium). In 2011 she successfully defended her PhD on medication adherence in patients with chronic non-malignant pain.

                    Besides her clinical job, she coordinates the education for specialized pain nurses in Leuven (Belgium). She participated in the task force to develop the Core Curriculum for the European Diploma in Pain Nursing.

                  • Roberto Casale
                    Professor, Opusmedica, PC&R, Persons, Care & Research Network, 29121 Piacenza, Italy
                  • Suzanne Chapman
                    School of Nursing, United Kingdom
                  • Juanita Cheuk-Alam-Balrak
                    Nurse Practitioner, Teacher, Researcher, Acute Pain Service of the Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
                    Biography

                      Juanita M.J. Cheuk-ALam, MSc, RN is a nurse practitioner, a teacher and researcher. She currently medically assists and coordinates the Acute Pain Service of the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She is an active member of the research department of Anesthesiology and focuses on acute postoperative pain management, new techniques in treatment, assessment of pain in elderly people and trauma patients with complex pain Juanita believes that promoting excellence and advancement of expertise is the baseline for quality of ‘paincare’. She lectures early recognition and assessment of pain and multimodal treatment based on the biopsychosocial approach in general and in (fragile) elderly at Erasmus Academy, the Rotterdam University of applied sciences and the HAN University of applied sciences.

                    • Gillian Chumbley
                      Professor, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, United Kingdom
                    • Daniel Ciampi de Andrade
                      Professor, University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil
                      Biography

                        Daniel Ciampi de Andrade is a professor since 2013 at the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil. He did his training in pain care and research at the USP and in Paris, France (APHP/INSERM). He coordinates the Multidisciplinary Pain Center from the neurology department at the USP since 2010, where he is dedicated to pain research, pain education and patient care.

                        His lines of research are clinically-oriented, focusing on pain in neurological diseases, and novel pain treatments such as non-invasive brain stimulation. Also, the heads the League Against Pain, a pain
                        outpatient clinic specifically dedicated for health-provider students willing to be acquainted with chronic pain patients. Also, he has inaugurated in 2013 the first 12-month residency program for neurologists and neurosurgeons interested to specialize in pain management after their regular their medical residency training.

                      • Eline Coppens
                        Clinical Psychologist, Leuven Hospital, Belgium
                        Biography

                          Since 2005 I work as a clinical psychologist at the chronic pain ward of the university hospitals of Leuven in Belgium, led by professor Bart Morlion. I am trained as a psychoanalytical psychotherapist and performed my doctoral thesis on the role of early adversities in fibromyalgia patients.

                        • Felicia Jane Cox
                          Lead Nurse, Head of Pain Services, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom
                          Biography

                            Felicia is the past Chair of the Royal College of Nursing Pain and Palliative Care Forum and a Co-Editor of the British Journal of Pain.  

                            Felicia is on the editorial board of a number of journals including the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) Pain: Clinical Updates and is an Officer of IASP Acute Pain Special Interest Group. She has published over 60 peer reviewed publications plus books and chapters together with e-learning modules on pain and medicine safety. 

                            She is an Honorary Lecturer at King’s College London, Honorary Tutor at the University of Cardiff and also teaches at a number of other HEIs. Felicia enjoys teaching and has been actively involved in a number of educational campaigns to heighten awareness of pain in varied settings and in diverse patient populations. 

                            Her clinical and research interests include pain assessment, pain after surgery, persistent post-surgical pain and procedural pain. Felicia was awarded Honorary Membership of the British Pain Society in 2015 and in 2017 was awarded the prestigious Fellowship of the Royal College of Nursing.

                             

                          • Geert Crombez
                            Professor of Health Psychology in the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
                            Biography

                              Geert Crombez, Ph.D., is Professor of Health psychology in the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at the Ghen