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.


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
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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

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

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


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


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