CHANGE PAIN® Masterclass 2019
CHANGE PAIN® Masterclass Scientific Steering Committee Co-Chairs
Dr. Med, PhD
Professor, Department of Health Science and Technology, School of Medicine, Aalborg University, Denmark
João Batista Garcia
Anaesthesiologist & Professor, Pain and Palliative Care, Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA), Brazil
The CHANGE PAIN Masterclass Scientific Steering Committee Co-Chairs, Prof. Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Prof. Bart Morlion and Prof. João Batista Garcia (in absentia), delivered an educational and scientific clinical program of sessions.
The themes addressed were:
- Understanding key concepts in pain
- Accurate diagnosis of pain and current challenges
- Treatment of pain and challenges faced
- Future of pain management
Click on the titles below to view the individual presentations.
Global efforts against pain in the most vulnerable
Prof. Lars Arendt-Nielsen discusses patient populations who, on a global level, currently receive sub-optimal pain Management. (18 minutes)
Putting patients at the centre of EFIC vision and activities
Prof. Bart Morlion, president of European Pain Federation (EFIC), provides an introduction to the organisation, its recent activities and its vision for the future of pain. (20 minutes)
The complex nature of pain
Prof. Bart Morlion discusses the complexity of pain; outlining the biopsychosocial phenomenon and the different pain classifications. (26 minutes)
Understanding the pathophysiology of pain and patients' profile: does it matter?
Prof. Lars Arendt-Nielsen outlines the importance of pain profiling and discusses profiling in different pain types and sensitisation, specifically in osteoarthritic pain. (14 minutes)
Early diagnosis and the relationship to chronification: do patients benefit from early treatment and control of pain?
Prof. Serge Perrot introduces the concept of chronification, conditions in which it’s common and discusses ways to prevent it as part of pain management. (27 minutes)
Mode of action, does it matter: the right treatment for the right patient
Prof. Flamina Coluzzi reviews treatment choices based on pathophysiology and discusses the benefits of evaluating the quality of pain rather than its intensity. (24 minutes)
Optimising chronic pain management: is zero pain the goal?
Prof. Bart Morlion reviews the three-pillar model of pain management and outlines ways to define realistic goals in pain management. (24 minutes)
Opioid weaning: best practice
Dr Dominic Aldington provides an overview of key considerations when opioid weaning based on real-world experience from his clinic in the UK. (23 minutes)
Pain Alliance Europe
Mr Joop van Griensven, president of Pain Alliance Europe, provides an overview to the organisation and discusses the challenges of living with chronic pain. (19 minutes)
Pain and self-management
Ms Deirdre Ryan, Chair of Chronic Pain Ireland, outlines ICD-11 and provides an overview of self-management approaches in pain management. (32 minutes)
Translating clinical trials into clinical practice: where is the patient?
Dr Dominic Aldington explains how to critically review research in pain and the role of evidence-based medicine in clinical practice. (25 minutes)
Predicting future pain management paradigms
Dr Thomas R. Tölle looks to the future of back pain management; gaining a deeper understanding of the biological component of the biopsychosocial approach. (31 minutes)
Personalised pain management
Prof. Nadine Attal introduces the concept of personalised pain management and discusses stratification using different factors, particularly for neuropathic pain. (22 minutes)