Concepts of Providing Standardized Sensory Testing Protocols in Developed and Developing Countries

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Date and Time

Tuesday, 4 August 2020
08:30 – 12:00


Onyx Lounge (RAI Amsterdam)


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Event/Session Summary

Concepts of Providing Standardized Sensory Testing Protocols in Developed and Developing Countries

Hands-On Workshop

The aim is to provide solutions and strategies to frequent problems which may occur in the process of sensory testing.

Stations & Faculty

Thermal QST 
Harriet Kemp, MD, PhD, FRCA (United Kingdom) and Francesca Fardo, PhD (Denmark)
Participants will be introduced to different methods of thermal sensory testing, including the assessment of thermal detection and pain thresholds as well as alternatives to the gold-standard. 

Mechanical QST 
Martine Bordeleau, PhD (Canada) and Simon Haroutounian, PhD (United States)
The second part of sensory testing includes the assessment of sensory function via pinpricks, von-Frey-Filaments, pressure algometers and tuning forks. The relevance in clinical and scientific use will be discussed. 

QST Pitfalls, Interpretation and Q&A 
Walter Magerl, PhD (Germany) and Jan Vollert, PhD (United Kingdom)
The aim of the third station is to provide a platform, which promotes scientific exchange. The faculty will provide challenging cases as well as engage participants in discussions on how to prevent pitfalls in QST assessment and interpretation. 

Sensory Bedside Testing and QST in Developing Countries 
Julia Forstenpointner, MD (Germany) and Supranee Niruthisard, MD (Thailand)
The application of bedside tools may prevent many problems, the conventional QST protocol may include. Still, some limitations do apply, as acquisition of parameters differs. Therefore, this station intends to present a battery of bedside parameters most indicative for a stratification according to QST clusters.


All rates listed in USD

 Registration Type


 IASP Member




 IASP Trainee Member


 Nonmember Trainee


 IASP Member from a Developing Country*


 Nonmember from a Developing Country*


*The Developing Country rate is available to residents of countries with a gross national income of less than $15,000,
as defined by the World Bank.