May 24 – May 26, 2018

Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Dear colleagues and friends: As President of the Organizing Committee of the 15th Congress of the Spanish Society of Pain, which will take place in Palma de Mallorca between May 24-26 2018, it is an honor and a pleasure to welcome you to our city, in our behalf and on behalf of our Society (SED).

As is customary in other editions of our Congress, we have a motto: "Living without pain". Utopia? Inherent to human beings? Preventable? Avoidable? We will try to dicuss and clarify these and many other questions if we are able to do so, or the very nature of the phenomenon of pain allows us to. Our idea is to give a dynamic, current and future vision of the topics to be discussed, giving a lot of importance to the key messages and to the participation of attendees. To do so, we will have health professionals from different fields (interdisciplinarity), who will act as actors and public, patients (the voice of society), politicians and managers of public and private sector insitutions, pharmaceutical companies or technological research teams, all of them with a specific motivation in the relief of pain in human beings. The translation of this knowledge to each one of the areas of pain related to the participants will be their responsibility, and hopefully thanks to it, we will be closer to the theme of the Congress "Living without pain". The Organizing and Scientific committees will continue to count on all the workshop, lecture, conference, interactive table, and activity proposals suggested by the members of the Spanish Society of Pain (SED) and its Working Groups. I encourage you to bring your suggestions. The Autonomous Community of the Balearic Islands, the island of Majorca and the city of Palma are all knwon for warmly welcoming all kinds of people, their phenomenal weather and wonderful nature (Sea and Mountain), an enriching cultural tradition and way of life, an exceptional gastronomy and for their friendly and peaceable citizens. For all these reasons, we can assure that your stay will be very pleasant among us. I would like to thank the SED, its partners, all those who are going to participate and especially my Service and Pain Unit, as well as the chiefs of staff of the Pain Units of the rest of hospitals in Mallorca (Rafael Salazar, Hermann Ribera and Luis Cueto - Inca, Son Espases and Manacor) for their invaluable help and involvement in this event. I look forward to seeing you all. Welcome, Dr. Jose Luis Aguilar (Cote Aguilar) President of the Organizing Committee of the 15th National Congress of the Spanish Society of Pain Head of Department of Anesthesiology, Reanimation and Pain Treatment at the University Hospital Son Llatzer and Quironsalud Palmaplanas Hospital.

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