Preventing Chronification of Acute Pain and its Consequences

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Date and Time

Tuesday, 4 August 2020
09:30 – 16:30


G103 (RAI Amsterdam)


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Event/Session Summary

Preventing Chronification of Acute Pain and its Consequences

Full Day SIG Satellite Symposium
Hosted By: Acute Pain SIG

The mission of the Acute Pain SIG is “to study underlying mechanisms of acute pain, including the transition from acute to chronic pain, and the implications of acute pain therapy for clinical outcome and quality of life.” In view of IASP’s next “Global Year for the Prevention of Pain” (2020) the Acute Pain SIG will address this global year theme within this symposium.

First, because transition from acute to chronic pain after surgery is of major importance, we would like to focus on prevention of chronic pain after surgery within this SIG Symposium. Discussion points will be the role of opioids for chronic pain and consequences of chronic pain for patients after surgery as well as treatment options to prevent chronification of pain and long-term opioid requirements after surgery. In addition, prolonged pain after trauma and after ICU stay, rather unexplored aspects with regard to chronification of pain, will be addressed. Finally, we will include aspects related to prolongation of acute pain in neonates/children, mechanisms based evidence (basic science) as well as organizational aspects (like a Transitional Pain Service, a multidisciplinary approach, etc.). At the end, we would like to suggest a research agenda on this issue elaborated by the Acute Pain SIG and participants of the satellite symposium.

Preliminary Agenda


Symposium Begins


Opening Remarks
Chronic Pain After Surgery and Trauma: New Epidemiological and Procedure Specific Aspects

Patricia Lavand’homme, MD (Belgium)

Why Me? Risk Factors for Chronic Pain After Surgery
Valeria Martinez, MD, PhD (France)

Chronic Pain After ICU Stay
Winfried Meissner, MD (Germany)


Morning Coffee Break

The Opioid Epidemics in the US – The Role of Surgery and Actions Taken to Prevent This  

Debra Gordon, RN, DNP, FAAN (USA)

How the Opioid Epidemic Has Impacted the Other Opioid Crisis: A View from India 
Babita Ghai, MD (India)

Pain Prevention After Surgery:  Beyond Opioids  
Ian Gilron (Canada)


Lunch Break

Pain in Neonates Leading Up to Chronic Pain in Childhood 

Steven Miller (Canada)

Is There (New) Evidence for a Multidisciplinary Approach, eg. Psychological Interventions, to Prevent Chronic Pain?
Joel Katz, PhD (Canada)

Transitional Pain Service – Organizational Aspects to Prevent Chronic Pain After Surgery
Eija Kalso, MD, DMedSci (Finland) 


Afternoon Coffee Break

Preclinical Research: Why is it so Difficult to Translate?

Esther Pogatzki-Zahn, Prof. Dr. med. (Germany)

Development of a Research Agenda: What Do We Need?
All Participants


Closing Remarks


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