Refresher Courses

Various half-day Refresher Courses are available to delegates on Monday, October 6, 2014. The registration fee includes the course, the Refresher Course syllabus: Pain 2014: An Updated Review, and refreshments. Refresher Course attendees must register for the Congress (either one-day or full registration) and pay a separate registration fee for each Refresher Course.

Morning Sessions (08:30-12:00)

RC 01: An Update on the Neurobiology of Acute and Persistent Pain
Robert Gereau, PhD, Washington University, (USA)
Frank Porreca, PhD, University of Arizona, Tucson, (USA)
Michael Salter, MD, PhD, Hospital for Sick Children (Canada)

RC 02: The Basic Science and Management of Fibromyalgia and Low Back Pain in the Context of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain
Daniel Clauw, MD, University of Michigan (USA)
Thomas Graven-Nielsen, DMSc, PhD, Aalborg University (Denmark)
Steven Linton, PhD, Örebro University (Sweden)

RC 03: Headache and Craniofacial Pain - Update on Mechanism and Management
Carolyn Bernstein, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (USA)
Eli Eliav, DMD, PhD, University of Rochester Medical Center (USA)
Antoon De Laat, Prof, Dr, KU Leuven (Belgium)

RC 04: Psychological Treatments for Chronic Pain
Francis Keefe, PhD, Duke University School of Medicine (USA)
Michael Nicholas, PhD, University of Sydney at Royal North Shore Hospital (Australia)
Amanda Williams, PhD, University College London (United Kingdom)

RC 05: Interventional Therapies for Chronic Pain: Indications and Efficacy
Patrick Mertens, Hospital Neurologique (France)
Richard Rauck, MD, Wake Forest University School of Medicine (USA)
Maarten van Kleef, MD, PhD, Maastricht (Netherlands)

RC 06: Rational Opioid Therapy for Cancer and Non-Cancer Pain
Jane Ballantyne, MD, FRCA, University of Washington (USA)
Scott Fishman, MD, University of California-Davis (USA)
Mary McPherson, PharMD, BCPS, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (USA)

RC 07: Treating Pain in Children: Current Practice, Recent Advances and Current Debates
Marsha Campbell-Yeo, RN, MN, PhD, IWK Health Center (Canada)
Rebecca Slater, BSc, MSc, PhD, University of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Laura Simons, PhD, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard University, (USA)

Afternoon Sessions (13:00-16:30)

RC 10: Cancer Pain Update: From Mechanisms to Treatment
Patrick Mantyh, PhD, University of Arizona (USA)
Anne O'Mara, PhD, RN, FAAN, National Cancer Institute (USA)
Brian Schmidt, DDS, MD, PhD, New York University Bluestone Center for Clinical Research (USA)

RC 11: Update on the Management and Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Norman Harden, MD, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (USA)
Frank Huygen, MD, PhD, Eramus MC (Netherlands)
Neil O'Connell, BSc, MSc, PhD, Brunel University (United Kingdom)

RC 12: Persistent Postoperative Pain: Pathogenic Mechanisms and Preventive Strategies
Timothy Brennan, MD, PhD, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (USA)
Robert Edwards, PhD, Brigham & Women's Hospital (USA)
Henrik Kehlet, MD, PhD, Copenhagen Unviersity (Denmark)

RC 13: Pain Genes: A Course for Non-Geneticists
Luda Diatchenko, MD, PhD, McGill University (Canada)
Roger Fillingim, PhD, University of Florida (USA)
Jeffrey Mogil, PhD, McGill University (Canada)

RC 14: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment of Persistent Abdominopelvic Pain
Fred Howard, MD, University of Rochester Medical Center (USA)
Andrea Rapkin, MD, University of California Los Angeles (USA)
Ursula Wesselmann, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham (USA)

RC 15: Neuro-Immune Interactions
David Bennett, MD, PhD, MRCP, Oxford University (United Kingdom)
Stephen McMahon, PhD, Kings College London (United Kingdom)
Michael Salter, MD, PhD, Hospital for Sick Children (Canada)

RC 16: Pain in Older Adults
Keela Herr, PhD, University of Iowa (USA)
Benny Katz, BS, MB, St Vincent's Hospital (Australia)
Cary Reid, MD, PhD, Weill Cornell Medical Center (USA)

Refresher Courses Presented in Spanish

Two refresher courses will be presented entirely in Spanish.

RC 08: Dolor Neuropático: Fisiopatología y Tratamiento (Neuropathic Pain: Pathophysiology and Treatment)
Morning Session 08:30-12:00
Juan-Francisco Asenjo, MD, McGill University (Canada)
Luis Garcia-Larrea, MD, PhD, Hospital Neurologique Pierre Wertheimer (France)
Fabian Piedimonte, MD, Fundacion CENIT Para La Investigacion En Neurociencias (Argentina)

RC 17: Neurobiología del Dolor para los Clínicos (Pain Neurobiology for Clinicians)
Afternoon Session 13:00-16:30
Jose Castro-Lopes, MD, PhD, IBMC (Portugal)
Horacio Vanegas, MD, PhD, IVIC (Venezuela)
Luis Villanueva, DDS, PhD, INSERM (France)

Neuropathic Pain Refresher Courses – Neuropathic Pain: Pathophysiology, Assessment and Management

A day long series of three mini-courses devoted to aspects of Neuropathic Pain. Delegates are expected to attend all courses in this unique series.

RC 09A: Underlying Mechanisms of Neuropathic Pain 8:30-11:00
Yves de Koninck, PhD, Laval University (Canada)
Marshall Devor, PhD, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)
Claudia Sommer, MD, University of Wuerzburg (Germany)

RC 09B: Assessment of Neuropathic Pain 11:30-14:00
Maija Haanpää, MD, Helsinki University Hospital (Finland)
Christoph Maier, PhD, BG'liches Universitätsklinikum (Germany)
Andrea Truini, MD, Sapienza Universita di Roma (Italy)

RC 09C: Treatment of Neuropathic Pain 14:30-17:00
Nanna Finnerup, Aarhus University (Denmark)
Ian Gilron, FRCP, MSc, MD, Queens University (Canada)
Mark Wallace, University of California San Diego (USA)