Spring Monothematic Meeting – "Chronic Pain Management at a Glance"

Spring Monothematic Meeting – "Chronic Pain Management at a Glance"


2nd ESRA Spring Monothematic Conference

April 3 - 7, 2017
Conrad Algarve Hotel
This conference is a preparation course for the European Diploma of Pain Medicine (EDPM) exam. To view more details, please click here.

Monday, April 3 ​
16:00 – 17:30

Opening of meeting Sam Eldabe EDPM Chairman
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Diagnostic Criteria


Symptoms and Signs

Therapeutic Options

Sam Eldabe, UK ESRA Potugal CRPS 2017 Eldabe.pdf

17:50 – 19:00

Chronic Pain Post surgery and Injury


Predisposing factors

Pharmacology and therapeutic lines

Sam Eldabe, UKESRA Portugal CPSP 2017 Eldabe.pdf

Tuesday, April 4 ​
08:00 – 09:30Session 2:
US and Interventions in chronic pain a practical perspective 
Cervical Medial-Branch and Facet Joint Injections. Stellate Ganglion Occippital Nerve; Suprascapular & Shoulder Joint and Bursa Model, ultrasonography station and machine connected to screen in the room
Rotation of some participants with the demonstrator
 Andrzej Krol. UK Presentation A. Krol US.pdf
Wednesday April 5 ​
08:00 – 09:30Session 3:
Neuromodulation procedures in Cancer patients
Dennis Dupoiron, France cancer pain and neuromodulation.pdf
10:00 - 11:30Pain Physician Approach to cancer pain. Interventional procedures and its rationale for application
Pasquale De Negri, Italy de negri.pdf
Thursday, April 6 ​
08:00 – 09:30Session 4:
Understanding Neuropathic pain and exchange of information with patient
Neurobiology related to mechanisms of pain • Neuroimmune aspects of pain. Assessment of pain. 
Pasquale De Negri, Italy Understanding Neuropathic pain.pdf
10:00 - 11:30

Low Back Pain and Sciatica:
Anatomy and physiology involved 
Pharmacology and invasive interventions 
Building up the knowledge and the decision process for therapeutic selection
Roger Strachan, UK Back Pain ESRA.pdf

The Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Definition and Therapeutic Options

Roger Strachan, UK Failed Back Surgery Syndrome.pdf

Friday, April 7 ​
08:00 – 09:30Session 5:
Neuromodulation in chronic non-cancer pain. Current neurostimulation proposals from the periphery to the spinal cord.
Eric Buchser, Switzerland Neuromodulation.pdf

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