Tuesday, 21 October 2014

18 & 19 JUNE 2015 - TORUN, POLAND















THE FOURTH INTERNATIONAL Conference on Interventional Pain Medicine & Neuromodulation in Central Europe took place in the medieval city of Torun, Poland on 18 & 19 June 2015.

Following the successes of the conferences in Wroclaw 2011, Sopot 2012 and Warsaw 2013, we chose the birthplace of the great astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus for the next meeting in the centre of Europe.

The Polish Neuromodulation Society, the Interventional Section of the Polish Association for the Study of Pain and the London Pain Forum once again joined forces to organise an expert programme of lectures and discussions with a leading international faculty.

We also organised the 8th Hands-on Cadaver Workshop on Pain Intervention, Neuromodulation & Ultrasound after the Torun Conference on Saturday, 20 June 2015 at the Medical University of Gdansk.  For further information on the workshop, visit the 2015 WORKSHOP WEBSITE

For any further details about meetings in Poland, contact: ciaranwazir@gmail.com


CONFERENCE FACULTY




Prof Jose de Andres
President, European Society of Regional Anaesthesia
& Pain Therapy (ESRA)
Director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Management Centre
Chairman, Dept of Anesthesiology & Critical Care
General University Hospital
Valencia
Spain









Dr Chris Wells
President, European Pain Federation (EFIC)
Founder Member, NeuPSIG
Consultant in Pain Medicine
Pain Matters
Liverpool, UK








Prof Jan Dobrogowski
President, Polish Association for the Study of Pain
Department of Research and Treatment of Pain
Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care
Jagiellonian University Medical College
Kraków, Poland











Prof Jerzy B Gajewski
Professor of Urology & Pharmacology
Special Interest: Sacral Nerve Stimulation for Pain/Urinary Incontinence
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS, Canada










Dr Przemyslaw Strulak
Chairman, Private Pain Practice
Special Interest: Minimally Invasive Interventions/
Ultrasound Guided Cryotherapy
Graz, Austria











Dr Piotr Buczkowski
Board Member, Foundation for the Promotion of Pain Medicine
Past-President, Interventional Section of PTBB
Founding Member, Polish Neuromodulation Society
Consultant Pain Specialist & Anaesthetist
Royal Derby Hospital, Derbyshire, UK
Swissmed Hospital, Gdańsk, Poland








Dr Magdalena Kocot-Kepska
Secretary of Polish Association for the Study of Pain
Department of Research & Treatment of Pain
Jagiellonian University, Medical College
Krakow, Poland









Dr Anna Przeklasa-Muszynska
Department of Research & Treatment of Pain
Jagiellonian University, Medical College
Krakow, Poland












Dr Witold Libionka
Consultant Neurosurgeon
Special Interest: Neuromodulation
Nicolaus Copernicus Pomeranian Centre for Traumatology
Gdansk, Poland













Dr Pawel Sokal
Consultant Neurosurgeon
Special Interest: Neuromodulation (SCS, PNS, SNRS, MCS)
Department of Neurosurgery
Military Clinical Hospital
Bydgoszcz, Poland










Dr Ganesan Baranidharan
Secretary, Neuromodulation Society UK & Ireland
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthetics
Specialist Interest: Interventional Pain Management/Neuromodulation
Leeds Teaching Hospitals
Leeds, United Kingdom









Dr Robert Rapcan
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia
Special Interest: Interventional Pain Management/Neuromodulation
EuroPainClinics
Prague, Czech Republic
Bratislava & Bardejov, Slovakia








Dr Ashish Gulve
Treasurer, Neuromodulation Society UK & Ireland
Consultant in Anaesthesia & Pain Management
The James Cook University Hospital
Middlesbrough , United Kingdom










Dr Malgorzata Kolodziej
Medical Director, Neurosurgical Clinic
Special Interest: Neuromodulation
University Hospital Giessen and Marburg
Giessen, Germany







Dr Wojciech Nierodzinski
Consultant Anaesthetist & Pain Specialist
Special Interest: Interventional Pain Treatment/ Neuromodulation
General District Hospital
Bialystok, Poland








Dr Grzegorz Kiwic
Consultant Neurosurgeon
Special Interest: Percutaneous Spinal Cord Stimulation
Neurosurgery Department
Jastrzebie-Zdroj
Poland




Dr Jan Rykowski
Consultant Anaesthetist & Pain Specialist
Special Interest: Intrathecal Drug Delivery
Pain Clinic, University Hospital Orebro, Sweden
Private Clinic, Warsaw, Poland








Dr Agnieszka Marcinowska-Kaliszczak
Consultant Anaesthetist & Pain Specialist
Instructor, International Spine Intervention Society
Chairman, Pain Clinic Rugpoli
Krakow, Poland







Prof Roberto Arcioni
Assistant Professor
Department of Pain Management & Anaesthesia
Sant'Andrea Hospital
University of Rome "La Sapienza"
Rome, Italy







ORGANISING COMMITTEE





Dr Teodor Goroszeniuk
President, London Pain Forum
Past-President, Interventional Section, PTBB
Vice-President & Founder, Polish Neuromodulation Society
Special Interests: Peripheral Neuromodulation, SCS for Visceral Pain
Interventional Pain Management
& Neuromodulation Practice
Wimpole Street, London, UK








Dr Andrzej Krol
President, Interventional Section, PTBB
Founding Member, Polish Neuromodulation Society
Chairman, RA-UK Ultrasound in Pain Medicine Course (London)
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia
St George's Hospital
London, UK










Dr Wieslaw Lach
Secretary, Polish Neuromodulation Society
Board Member, Interventional Section, PTBB
Szczecin, Poland
E-mail: inspoland@gmail.com
Web: www.neuromodulacja.pl









Mr Ciaran Wazir
Medical Events Director
WME London Ltd, United Kingdom
Polish Neuromodulation Society Member
London Pain Forum Honorary Member
E-mail: ciaranwazir@gmail.com
Web: www.painandneuromodulationlondon.com
Web: www.londonpainforum.co.uk









Ms Ewa Maria Ziółkowska
Foundation for Promotion of Pain Medicine
Gdansk, Poland
www.medycynabolu.com.pl








OUR PARTNERS


POLISH ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF PAIN

INTERNATIONAL NEUROMODULATION SOCIETY

FOUNDATION FOR PROMOTION OF PAIN MEDICINE

JOURNAL OF OBSERVATIONAL PAIN MEDICINE




CONFERENCE TOPICS


PAIN MANAGEMENT AND INTERVENTIONS

EVIDENCE BASED INTERVENTIONS FOR NEUROPATHIC PAIN

ACCREDITATION OF INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MANAGEMENT (PERSPECTIVES FROM EFIC, WIP,  ISIS, ESRA)

INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MANAGEMENT IN POLAND

PULSED RADIOFREQUENCY: TRIGEMINAL, SUPRASCAPULAR, INTERCOSTAL

OPIOIDS AND EVIDENCE

ORTHOPAEDIC PERSPECTIVE OF MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN: TRIGGER POINTS

BOTULINIUM TOXIN AND PAIN MANAGEMENT

ULTRASOUND GUIDED INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MANAGEMENT

RADIOFREQUENCY DENERVATION TREATMENTS

EPIDURAL LYSIS OF ADHESIONS (RACZ CATHETER)

MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF PAIN (DEGENERATIVE DISC TREATMENTS INCL. GELSTIX, EPIDUROSCOPIES,  PERCUTANEOUS ENDOSCOPIC DISCECTOMIES, SPINAL FUSIONS)

NON-INVASIVE PAIN MANAGEMENT

TOPICAL TREATMENTS FOR PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHIC PAIN


PAIN MANAGEMENT AND NEUROMODULATION


MANAGEMENT OF UROLOGICAL AND PELVIC PAIN/DYSFUNCTION

PERCUTANEOUS SPINAL CORD STIMULATION IN PAIN MANAGEMENT

ADVANCES IN SPINAL CORD STIMULATION
(HIGH FREQUENCY SCS, DRG STIMULATION, WIRELESS MINI STIMULATORS)

UNUSUAL CASES IN SPINAL CORD STIMULATION

A NEW NON-RECHARGEABLE IPG FOR SPINAL CORD STIMULATION

TIBIAL STIMULATION FOR NEUROPATHIC FOOT PAIN: REPRIEVE STUDY

SACRAL NERVE STIMULATION

EXTERNAL PERIPHERAL NEUROMODULATION FOR NEUROPATHIC PAIN

CEFALY FOR MIGRAINE

INTRATHECAL DRUG DELIVERY: PROS AND CONS

SPINAL CORD STIMULATION: PROS AND CONS

DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION: PROS AND CONS



 
CONFERENCE VENUE















Artus Court (Dwor Artusa)
Rynek Staromiejski 6
Toruń
Poland



CONFERENCE TIMETABLE


DAY ONE: THURSDAY, 18 JUNE 2015, 14.00HRS-19.30HRS


DAY TWO: FRIDAY, 19 JUNE 2015, 08.00HRS-16.00HRS




CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION

*The conference was awarded 8 CME credits by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME)


PRESENTING YOUR WORK

*A number of delegates took part in the free paper session at the conference. For future opportunities to present your work, please contact: ciaranwazir@gmail.com


CONFERENCE DINNER (18.06.15, 20.00HRS)


Karczma SPICHRZ
ul. Mostowa 1
87-100 Toruń



TRAVEL TO TORUN


For travel information, visit: TRAVELLING TO TORUN AND GDANSK PAGE



CONFERENCE HOTEL ACCOMMODATION









 

Hotel Bulwar****
ul. Bulwar Filadelfijski 18, 87-100 Toruń
tel: +48 56 623 94  00

Thursday, 13 June 2013

14-16 June 2013 - 3rd International Conference, Warsaw, Poland




THE THIRD International Conference on Interventional Pain Medicine & Neuromodulation took place in Warsaw, Poland on 14th to 16th June 2013. We were honoured to organise  a satellite symposium for the 11th INS World Congress on peripheral neuromodulation during the conference. The three day international event in Warsaw was a joint effort of the Polish Neuromodulation Society, the Interventional Section of the Polish Association for the Study of Pain and the London Pain Forum, in collaboration with the Argentinian Neuromodulation Society (SANE).


Day One at the Hotel Bristol included sessions on interventional pain medicine, ultrasound in pain medicine and neuromodulation for both pain management and movement disorders from a leading faculty.

Day Two at the Royal Castle marked the first international symposium on peripheral neuromodulation and covered a whole range of topics from basic sciences through to new targets and techniques with lectures from key experts in this field

Day Three at the Staszic Palace, Polish Academy of Sciences, gave participants of the conference a chance to attend Poland's first Ultrasound in Pain Medicine Hands-on Workshop.

FACULTY INCLUDED


Dr Teo Goroszeniuk
Conference Scientific Director
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia
Board Member, Polish Neuromodulation Society
President, Interventional Section, PTBB
President, London Pain Forum
Interventional Pain Management & Neuromodulation Practice
Wimpole Street, London, United Kingdom






Dr Elliot S. Krames
Emeritus Director-at-Large
International Neuromodulation Society
Medical Director
Pacific Pain Center
San Francisco, USA







Dr Juan Carlos Andreani
Consultant Neurosurgeon
Vice-President, Argentinian Neuromodulation Society
Institute of Neuro-rehabilitation in Argentina (INEUREA)
Buenos Aires, Argentina







Dr Fabián César Piedimonte
Treasurer, International Neuromodulation Society
President, Argentinian Neuromodulation Society
President, Local Organising Committee, 15th IASP World Congress 2014
Chairman, Neurosurgery Dept, Hospital Interzonal de Agudos Evita de Lanús 
President, CENIT Foundation for Research in Neurosciences-Neurosurgery
Buenos Aires, Argentina








Dr Michael Stanton-Hicks
Executive Editor, Pain Practice
Past-President, North American Neuromodulation Society
Past-President, American Society for Regional Anesthesia
Pain Management Department
Center for Neurological Restoration
Cleveland Clinic
Ohio, USA

Prof Samer Narouze
Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
Editor, Atlas of Ultrasound-Guided Procedures in Interventional Pain Management
Chairman, Centre for Pain Medicine
Summa Western Reserve Hospital
Cuyahoga Falls
Ohio, USA


Prof Turo Nurmikko
Professor of Pain Science
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
University of Liverpool
Clinical Sciences Centre
Liverpool, UK



Dr William Porter McRoberts
Director, Pain Management Department
Holy Cross Hospital
Florida, USA



Dr Amol Soin
President, Ohio Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
Medical Director
Ohio Pain Clinic
Dayton, Ohio, USA




Dr Rajesh Munglani
Consultant in Pain Medicine
London Pain Forum Council Member
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Observational Pain Medicine           
British Pain Society Council Member
West Suffolk Hospital
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom





Dr Andrzej Krol
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia
Chairman, Annual RA-UK Ultrasound in Pain Medicine Workshop
Founding Member, Inverventional Section, PTBB
St George's Hospital
London, United Kingdom

Dr Arun Bhaskar
Consultant in Pain Medicine, Anaesthesia & Critical Care
London Pain Forum Council Member
Expert in Cancer Pain Management
Christie Hospital
Manchester, United Kingdom






Prof Jan Dobrogowski
President, Polish Association for the Study of Pain (PTBB)
Head of Department of Pain Research & Therapy
Chair of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care
Jagiellonian University, Collegium Medicum
Krakow, Poland







Prof Wojciech Maksymowicz
President, Polish Neuromodulation Society (PTN)
Dean of Faculty of Medical Sciences
Head of Department of Neurosurgery
University Hospital
Olsztyn, Poland





Prof Mirosław Ząbek
Professor of Neurosurgery
Department of Neurosurgery and Nervous System Pathology
Medical Centre of Postgraduate Education
Director, Gamma Knife Allenort Centre
Warsaw, Poland





Dr Michal Sobstyl
Vice-president, Polish Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
Department of Neurosurgery and Nervous System Pathology
Medical Centre of Postgraduate Education
Team Member, Gamma Knife Allenort Centre
Warsaw, Poland






Dr Piotr Buczkowski
Past-President, Interventional Section, PTBB
Consultant in Anaesthesia & Pain Medicine
Derby Royal Hospitals
Derbyshire, UK









Dr Romana Lugin
Board Member, Interventional Section, PTBB
Board Member, Foundation for Promotion of Pain Medicine
Consultant in Pain Medicine
Caritas Pain Clinic,
Gdansk, Poland





Dr Witold Libionka
Consultant Neurosurgeon
Neurosurgery Department
Nicolaus Copernicus Pomeranian Centre for Traumatology
Gdansk, Poland










Dr Robert Rapcan
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia
Founding Member, Interventional Section of Slovakian Pain Society
Special Interests: Neuromodulation/Ultrasound in Pain Medicine
R-Clinic & St Jacob's Hospital
Bardejov, Slovakia/Umea, Sweden








Dr Michael Sommer
Expert in Ultrasound-Guided Pain Relief Interventions
Department of Anaesthesiology & Chronic Pain Medicine
Maastricht University Medical Center
Maastricht, The Netherlands










Dr Christian Egeler
Expert in Ultrasound-Guided Interventions
Lead of Chronic Pain Team
Consultant Anaesthetist & Pain Specialist
Morriston Hospital
Swansea, Wales











Dr Paul W.Wacnik
Principal Field Scientist
Medtronic
Minneapolis, Minnesota
USA












Dr Declan O'Keeffe
Expert in Neuromodulation
Head of Pain Clinic
St Vincent's University Hospital
Dublin, Ireland










Prof Robert Levy
Editor-in-Chief, Neuromodulation
Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery
Co-Director of the Shands Jacksonville Neuroscience Institute
University of Florida College of Medicine
Jacksonville, Florida
USA










Dr Sam Eldabe
President, Neuromodulation Society of UK & Ireland
Consultant in Pain Meicine &  Anaesthesia
James Cook University Hospital
Middlesbrough
United Kingdom










Dr Maciej S. Stepniewski
Expert in Interventional Pain Therapy & Neuromodulation
Past-President, Swiss Society for Interventional Pain Management
Hirslanden Klinik
Aarau, Switzerland










Dr Peter Courtney
Board Member, Australian Neuromodulation Society
Chairman, Australian Chapter of World Institute of Pain
Head of Pain Clinic
Victoria, Melbourne
Australia











Dr Chris Wells
President Elect, European Federation of IASP Chapters
Consultant in Pain Medicine
Pain Matters
Liverpool, UK








CONFERENCE TOPICS

DAY ONE (14.06.13, 08.00hrs-18.00hrs)

Interventional Pain Medicine

Radiofrequency/Pulsed Radiofrequency: Practical Guide & Debate

Importance of Establishing A Correct Diagnosis before RF Treatments

Ultrasound and Radiofrequency

Interventions for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Cancer Pain Management & Destructive Procedures

Ultrasound in Pain Management (Interactive Scanning)
Medico-Legal Lessons in Interventional Pain Management

Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD)
Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia


Neuromodulation

Spinal Cord Stimulation: Basic Science
Spinal Cord Stimulation for CRPS
Spinal Cord Stimulation: Multicentric Approach

High Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation

Intrathecal Drug Delivery: Historical Perspective
Trials in Intrathecal Drug Delivery a Predictor of Success?

Mechanisms of Deep Brain Stimulation at Cellular Level
Deep Brain Stimulation for Dystonia & Related Disorders
Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's & Tourette's
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Pain

Sacral Nerve Stimulation for Pelvic Disorders: Techniques

Tibiial Nerve Stimulation in Colorectal Practice

DAY TWO (15.06.13, 08.00hrs-17.30hrs)

First International Symposium on Peripheral Neuromodulation

Peripheral Nerve Stimulation - Coming of Age
PNS: Mechanisms and Research                                                                   
Occipital Nerve Stimulation   
PNS for Back Pain     
Cluneal Nerve Stimulation for FBSS

Stimulation for Joint Pain: Knee & SI Joint 
Cranial Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for Migraine
What's the Future of PNS?
Combined SCS/PNS Therapy   
Plexus Stimulation

PNS withWireless Mini Implantable Neurostimulator

Sphenopalatine Ganglion Stimulation for Cluster Headache
High Frequency Peripheral Nerve Stimulation     
Ultrasound Guided Peripheral Neuromodulation
PENS Therapy
PNS for Angina
New Stimulating Coude Needle for PNS
External Neuromodulaiton

DAY THREE (16.06.13, 08.30hrs-16.20hrs)

Ultrasound in Pain Medicine Workshop

Hands-on Station Scanning Topics:

1. Stellate Ganglion, Cervical Roots, Greater Occipital Nerve, Cervical MBB

2. Ilioinguinal Iliohypogastric/LCNT/Genitofemoral/Saphenous Nere and its Infrapatellar Branch

3. Suprascapular, Intercostal, Paravertebral, Trigger Points: Trapezius, Rhmboid, Levator Scapulae

4. Joint Injection: Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Hip, Knee, Ankle, Foot

5. Lumbar Facet/MBB/Caudal/Ganglion Impar

6. Pudendal Nerve, Piriformis Muscle, Sacroiliac Joint

7. Phantom/Needling Stations