ESSFN Training Course A comprehensive program covering the whole field of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

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Pain & Spasticity

DAY 1 MONDAY 23 MAY 2016

08.00 - 08.30 Registration - Coffee
08.30 - 09.00 Welcome to the ESSFN course. Jean Regis and Gastón Schechtmann
 

09.00 - 12.00 Pain I: Fundamentals

  • 09.00 - 09.30 Anatomy and Physiology of Pain: pathways involved in pain. Garcia Larrea (France)
  • 09.30 - 09.50 Pathophysiology of neuropathic pain. Garcia Larrea (France)

09.50 - 10-20 Coffee break

  • 10.20 - 10.50 Chronic pain syndromes: general concepts and pain assessments. Per Hansson (Sweden)
  • 10.50 - 11.10 Neuroimaging techniques and pain. Juan Barcia (Spain)
  • 11.10 - 11.30 Navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation in pain. Garcia Larrea (France)
  • 11.30 - 12.00 ELEKTA sponsored workshop (Gambro room)

12.00 - 13.00 Lunch

13.00 - 17.30 Pain II: Neurosurgical Approaches

  • 13.00 -13.30 Historical background and lesional techniques. Patrick Mertens (France)
  • 13.30 -14.00 Intrathecal drugs for neuropathic pain: old and new drugs - clinical trials - is there
  • any indication for intraventricular drug administration? Patrick Mertens (France)
  • 14.00 -14.30 Spinal cord stimulation: indications, techniques and clinical outcome. James Fitzgerald (UK)
  • 14.30 -15.00 Animal models in neuropathic pain and translational research: from bench to beds
    drug-enhanced SCS. Gastón Schechtmann (Sweden)

15.00 -15.30 Coffee break

  • 15.30 -16.00 Peripheral nerve stimulation: techniques, indications and clinical experience.
    Damianos Sakas (Greece)
  • 16.00 -16.30 Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation. James Fitzgerald (UK)
  • 16.35 - 17.05 ST JUDE sponsored workshop (Gambro room)

17.05 Closure for the day

DAY 2 TUESDAY 24 MAY 2016

08.10 - 10.00 Pain II: Neurosurgical Approaches

  • 08.00 - 08.30 AUTONOMIC TECHNOLOGIES sponsored worshop (Gambro room/Leksell Auditorium)
  • 08.30 - 08.50 New stimulation parameter in SCS: high frequency and Burst stimulation. Jocelyne Bloch (Switzerland)
  • 08.50 - 09.10 DBS in neuropathic pain: targets of choice related to symptoms & clinical results. Joachim krauss (Germany)
  • 09.10 - 09.30 Neuromodulation in cluster headaches and migraine. Jocelyne Bloch (Switzerland)
  • 09.30 - 09.50 Motor cortex stimulation: technique and results - is it worth to try? Jean Regis (France)

 09.50 - 10.20 Coffee break

10.20 - 16.30 Pain III: Facial and visceral Pain

  • 10.20 - 10.40 Emerging indications of SCS in visceral pain. Göran Lind (Sweden)
  • 10.40 - 11.00 Trigeminal neuralgia and neuropathy: anatomy - clinical features. Fabian Piedimonte (Argentina)
  • 11.00 - 11.30 Percutanous techniques in trigeminal neuralgia. Fabian Piedimonte & Per Almqvist (Sweden)
  • 11.30 - 12.00 BOSTON SCIENTIFIC sponsored workshop (Gambro room)

 12.00 - 13.00 Lunch

  • 13.00 - 13.30 MVD in facial pain: surgical technical aspects and outcome. Joachim Krauss(Germany)
  • 13.30 - 14.00 Radiosurgery and facial pain: yes, but when? Jean Régis (France)
  • 14.15 - 14.45 MEDTRONIC Sponsored workshop (R12: Department of Neurosurgery)

15.00 - 15.30 Coffee break

 15.30 - 16.30 Hands-on time (Leksell Auditorium,Gambro room, R12: Department of Neurosurgery)
 

16.30 - 17.30 Pain IV: Therapy rationale and ethics in pain

  • 16.30 - 16.50 Evidence Based medicine in neuromodulation therapies for pain. Göran Lind (Sweden)
  • 16.50 - 17.10 Pain and the role of placebo. Predag Petrovic (Sweden)
  • 17.10 - 17.30 Ethical aspects in pain patients - discussions. Sarah G. Mariani (France)

17.30 Closure for the day

19.00 Course dinner at Fjäderholmarna

DAY 3 WEDNESDAY 25 MAY 2016

08.30 - 12.30 Spasticity

  • 08.30 - 09.10 Physiopathology of spasticity and clinical assessment: the perspective of the neurologist. Kristina Tedroff (Sweden)
  • 09.10 - 09.30 Conservative treatments, oral medication and intrathecal drug tests. Kristina Tedroff (Sweden)
  • 09.30 - 10.00 Ablative neurosurgery for spasticity. Patrick Mertens (France)

10.00 - 10.30 Coffee break

  • 10.30 - 11.10 Management of spasticity by intrathecal drugs: technique and troubleshooting. A Gonçalves Ferreira (Portugal)
  • 11.10 - 11.45 Hands-on in spasticity therapies: pump implantation and programming. Gastón Schechtmann (Sweden) & Per Almqvist (Sweden)
  • 11.45 - 12-30 Final evaluation

12.30 Lunch