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Translation from Evidence to Real-Life Settings: Updates on Pain in Older Adults, in Parkinson’s Disease, and After Stroke – A Case-Based Workshop

21 November 2022

PRF Webinars


Editor’s note: The IASP 2022 World Congress on Pain took place from 19-23 September 2022, in Toronto, Canada. As a part of the World Congress Virtual Program, IASP will host eleven Post-Congress webinars. These webinars will provide registrants with practical reviews of current research and therapies surrounding pain and will feature live Q&A sessions with international experts in pain management and pain research. The Virtual Program is available to all IASP 2022 World Congress on Pain registered attendees (i.e., both in-person and virtual registrants). 


Date: Friday, December 16, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Eastern (US) Time


There are three pricing tiers for this Post-Congress webinar:


1. FREE to all IASP 2022 World Congress on Pain registered attendees (registrants must enter the promo code provided via email during checkout). 

2. $5.00 USD for all IASP members that did not register to attend the IASP 2022 World Congress on Pain. 

3. $25.00 USD for all IASP non-members that did not register to attend the IASP 2022 World Congress on Pain. 


The webinar will feature:

  • Daniel Ciampi de Andrade, MD PhD, CNAP, University of Aalborg, Denmark
  • Yenisel Cruz-Almeida, MSPH PhD, University of Florida, US
  • Luis Garcia-Larrea, MD PhD, Neuroscience Center of Lyon, France

As age progresses, chronic pain is increasingly prevalent and negatively impacts physical and cognitive function. Furthermore, acquired conditions such as stroke and Parkinson's disease also become more prevalent with aging and pose a supplementary burden to the patient’s quality of life. In this fourth Post-Congress webinar, the speakers will present clinical case vignettes that will serve as the basis for interaction with the audience through an examination of the facts and challenges that healthcare providers face when treating chronic pain in older adults.


The best available evidence to overcome diagnostic, classification, and treatment issues will be presented and discussed with the audience. Key aspects of chronic pain in healthy older adults will be presented and also in two common conditions: Parkinson's and cerebrovascular diseases. Emphasis will be given to classification and management strategies supported by evidence and how they may affect the everyday practice of attendees.


Registrants from diverse backgrounds are welcome as cases and discussions will be conducted in a jargon-free and clear manner. Those interested in basic and preclinical science will have a unique opportunity to engage in a clinical-based discussion and are welcome to contribute with translational insights from the lab to the clinical setting.


There will be a live Q+A session following each presentation. 


Learning objectives (upon completion):

  • Understand the main characteristics of pain in healthy older individuals and acknowledge how chronic pain can be a supplementary burden for relatively healthy older adults.
  • Obtain a global view of the differences between central post-stroke pain and other non-neuropathic pain syndromes, their main imaging and neurophysiological correlates, and the paths toward patient management.
  • Gain a critical view of the prevalence and impact of pain in Parkinson's disease, its different subtypes, and main management strategies.

Register here!


About the presenters


Daniel Ciampi de Andrade, MD PhD, is a neurologist working with chronic pain and Parkinson's disease patients for the last 19 years. He reported the first prospective study showing the effects of the commonly used deep brain stimulation approach on non-motor symptoms – including pain – and that pain relief after surgery played a more important role in quality-of-life improvement than motor improvement. He went on to conduct several studies on the effects of deep brain stimulation on sensory thresholds and pain in these patients and recently led – in a multicenter study – an international effort to create a pain classification system using the IASP framework of pain mechanistic descriptors. Ciampi de Andrade has presented workshops at several previous other IASP, EFIC, NeuPSIG congresses and has used the clinical case-based workshop design in different instances with a high interaction rate from multidisciplinary audiences.


Yenisel Cruz-Almeida, MSPH PhD, is an epidemiologist and neuroscientist performing chronic pain research for the last 19 years. Her more recent work has focused on examining the neurobiological underpinnings at the intersection of pain and the biological aging processes. She is currently a tenured associate professor at the University of Florida in the Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Sciences, Epidemiology and Neuroscience. Cruz-Almeida also serves as the associate director of the University of Florida Pain Research & Intervention Center of Excellence (PRICE).


Luis Garcia-Larrea, MD PhD, is a recognized clinical scientist working on the cortical integration of normal and pathological human pain sensations. He leads the NeuroPain research lab at the Neuroscience Center of Lyon, France, and in parallel pursues clinical work at the Neurological Hospital Pain clinic. His work has contributed important data on the spatiotemporal mechanisms underlying the transition from nociception to conscious pain, the diagnosis and prediction of chronic neuropathic pain using physiological measures, and the use of cortical stimulation procedures to alleviate central neuropathic pain. He achieved his MD and PhD degrees, and a medical specialization in clinical neurophysiology, from the University of Barcelona, Spain. He is an author of more than 180 scientific publications and 50 didactic papers on these topics, and editor of the book Pain in the Conscious Brain. He served as president of the French (2008-10) and European societies of Clinical Neurophysiology (2010-2015), as deputy director of the Human Biology Department of Lyon Claude Bernard University, France (2013-2017), and is currently editor-in-chief of The European Journal of Pain (since 2016) and president-elect of EFIC. He serves as a member of the European Task Forces for the Assessment of Neuropathic Pain and Neurostimulation techniques (European Federation of Neurology – EFNS) and has received awards from the Institut de France (Neuroscience Prize, 2009; Pain Research Prize, 2015), the French Pain Society (Prize for Translational Research, 2013) and the IASP (Ronald Melzack Lecture Award, 2012).

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