Program

Program: "A Lifecourse and Lifestyle Approach"

All sessions will be held at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, 11 May 2019: Lifecourse Approach

7:00 

Registration & Coffee

Introductory Session

8:00-8:10

Welcome/housekeeping

8:10-8:55

The twenty-first century life course and its impact on health
Speaker is Pending

8:55-9:40

Sex differences in chronic pain across the lifecourse
Roger Fillingim, PhD, USA

9:40-10:00

Morning break and Poster viewing

Childhood/Adolescence

10:00-10:30

The evolution and management of abdominal pain in childhood and adolescence
Gisela Chelimsky, MD, USA

10:30-11:00

Dysmenorrhoea, a ticking time bomb
Frank Tu, MD, USA

11:00-11:30

The evidence supporting the use of psychological therapies for chronic pain in adolescents
Emma Fisher, UK

11:30-11:45

Best abstract on this topic

11:45-12:00

Panel discussion

12:00-13:30

Lunch

Reproductive Age

13:30-14:00

The evidence for hormonal influences on pain
Katy Vincent, PhD, UK

14:00-14:30

Pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy and beyond
Andre Vleeming, PhD, Belgium

14:30-15:00

Postoperative orchialgias and post-vasectomy pain
Eric Bautrant, MD, France

15:00-15:15

Best abstract on this topic

15:15-15:30

Panel discussion

15:30-16:00

Afternoon break and Poster viewing

Post-Reproductive Age

16:00-16:30

Pain after treatment of abdominal and pelvic cancers
Jervoise Andreyev, MD, UK

16:30-17:00

The etiology and management of vulval pain in postmenopausal women
Georgine Lamvu, MD, USA

17:00-17:30

Should we continue to use mesh? Complications of prolapse surgery with and without mesh
Sohier ElNeil, MD

17:30-17:45

Best abstract on this topic

17:45-18:00

Panel discussion

Reception & Posters

18:00-18:45

Cocktail Reception and Poster Judging

19:00-21:00

Dinner and Entertainment

 

Sunday, 12 May 2019: Lifestyle Approaches 

7:30-8:00

Registration & Coffee

Diet and the Microbiome

8:00-8:10

Welcome/housekeeping

8:10-8:55

Is dietary change the solution to IBS?
Speaker is Pending

8:55-9:40

The role of the gut microbiome in visceral pain
Speaker is Pending

9:40-10:00

Morning break and Poster viewing

Sleep and Stress

10:00-10:30

The complex relationship between sleep and pain
Nicole Tang, PhD, UK

10:30-11:00

The role of early life stress in generating visceral pain
René Van Den Wijngaard, PhD, Netherlands

11:00-11:30

Fear and pain in the gut
Johan Vlaeyen, PhD, Belgium

11:30-11:45

Best abstract on this topic

11:45-12:00

Panel discussion

12.00-13:30

Lunch

Exercise

13:30-14:00

Psychological benefits of exercise
Sports Psychologist from the English Institute of Sport

14:00-14-30

Physiological benefits of exercise in chronic health conditions
Speaker is Pending

14:30-15:00

Fear of pain: psychological barriers to exercise for pelvic pain patients and their clinicians
Morten Høgh, MSc, UK

15:00-15:15

Best abstract on this topic

15:15-15:30

Panel discussion

15:30-16:00

Afternoon break and Poster viewing

Closing Session: The Future

16:00-16:30

Using Big Data to understand the influences of lifestyle on chronic pain: insights from endometriosis
Stacey Missmer, DSc, USA

16:30-17:00

How can preclinical models reflect lifestyle factors to move the field forward?
Thomas Zollner, PhD, USA

17:00

Summing up, Prize-giving and Close