General Lectures

26 August, Monday

07.15-07.30

Opening Remarks

Gabor B. Racz, MD, FIPP
Craig Hartrick, MD, FIPP
Edit Racz, MD, FIPP
Agnes Stogicza, MD, FIPP, CIPS

07.30-09.10

Moderators: Giustino Varrassi, MD, FIPP and Kris Vissers, MD, FIPP

WIP – Looking to the Future/Passing the gavel
Craig Hartrick, MD, FIPP (USA)

Epidural Neuroplasty – 10 year follow-up
Ludger Gerdesmeyer, MD, PhD, FIPP (Germany)

Importance of Hyaluronidase in Epidural Neuroplasty
Standiford Helm, MD, FIPP (USA)

Complex Cervicogenic Headaches/Cervical Neuroplasty
Gabor B. Racz, MD, FIPP (USA)

Sacral and Thoracic Neuroplasty
Fabricio Dias Assis, MD, FIPP (Brazil)

09.10-09.30

Coffee break

09.30-12.30

Moderators: Ricardo Ruiz-López, MD, FIPP and Gabor B. Racz, MD, FIPP

Cell Therapy in Regenerative Medicine:  Efficiency on Pain
Phillipe Hernigou, MD (France)

Intradiscal Stem Cell Therapy
Douglas Beall, MD, FIPP (USA)

Biologic/regenerative medicine in the treatment of spinal pain-an update on the evidence
Aaron Calodney, MD, FIPP (USA)

The Science Underlying Lumbar DRG Procedures
Marshall Devor, PhD (Israel)

Sub-threshold spinal cord stimulation at various kilohertz frequencies (SCS Frequency Study)
Adnan Al Kaisy, MD, FIPP (UK)

New Developments in the Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia
Serdar Erdine, MD, FIPP (Turkey)

PACIF treats common low back pain
Hemmo Bosscher, MD, PhD, FIPP (USA)

Percutaneous Discectomy
Sudhir Diwan, MD, FIPP (USA)

Questions and Answers

12.30-12.45

Lab Instruction
Miles Day, MD, FIPP

12.45-13.30

Lunch

14.00-18.00

Practical Workshops
Semmelweis University

27 August, Tuesday

07.30-09.00

Moderators: Ira Fox, MD, FIPP and Gabor B. Racz, MD, FIPP

Industry Technical Presentations

09.00-10.00

Moderators: Ira Fox, MD, FIPP and Gabor B. Racz, MD, FIPP

Opioid Risks – Electronic Prescription Data
Carl Noe, MD, FIPP (USA)

Particulate vs. Non Particulate Steroids
Sudhir Diwan, MD, FIPP (USA)

CBD – What we know and what we don’t
George Chang Chien, MD, FIPP (USA)

10.00-10.30

Coffee break

10.30-12.30

Moderators: Adnan A. Al-Kaisy, MB ChB, FRCA, FFPMRCA, FIPP and Craig Hartrick, MD, FIPP

Cryoanalgesia – Knee Osteoarthritis
Andrea Trescot, MD, FIPP, CIPS (USA)

How General Anesthetic Agents Bring about Unconsciousness and Permit Pain-free Surgery
Marshall Devor, PhD (Israel)

Percutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (PENS)
Fabricio Dias Assis, MD, FIPP (Brazil)

Directional Radiofrequency
Ricardo Ruiz Lopez, MD, FIPP (Spain)

Ethics and Interventional pain
Serdar Erdine, MD, FIPP (Turkey)

Questions and Answers

12.30-12.45

Lab Instruction
Miles Day, MD, FIPP

12.45-13.30

Lunch

14.00-18.00

Practical Workshops
Semmelweis University

28 August, Wednesday

07.30-09.10

Moderators: Aaron Calodney, MD, FIPP and Edit Racz, MD, FIPP

Beyond PRP and Stem Cells
Sudhir Diwan, MD, FIPP (USA)

Sacral nerve stimulation for bowel and bladder functional disorder
Adnan A. Al-Kaisy, MB ChB, FRCA, FFPMRCA, FIPP (UK)

Facetogenic Pain and Diagnostic Blocks
Javier de Andres, MD, FIPP (Spain)

Climbing the Highest Peaks on all 7 Continents
Doug Bell, MD, FIPP (USA)

Conventional vs High Frequency SCS
Javier de Andres, MD, FIPP (Spain)

09.10-09.30

Coffee break

09.30-12.00

Moderators: Peter Staats, MD, FIPP and Miles Day, MD, FIPP

Medical Legal Complications
Carl Noe, MD, FIPP (USA)

Medical Legal a European Perspective
Jan Van Zundert, MD, FIPP (Belgium)

Opioid Prescribing: Patient Rights or Patient Safety?
Standiford Helm, MD, FIPP (USA)

How to Influence Healthcare
Laxamaih Manchikanti, MD (USA)

New Technique for Cryoneuroabltion of the Proximal Greater Occipital Nerve
Andrea Trescot, MD, FIPP, CIPS (USA)

Interventional Pain as a Specialty around the World: Where we are?
Kris Vissers, MD, FIPP (The Netherlands)

Education in Pain: Core curriculum for Interventional Pain
Andrea Trescot, MD, FIPP, CIPS (USA)

TBA
Juan Carlos Flores, MD, FIPP (Argentina)

Questions and Answers

12.15-12.30

Lab Instruction
Miles Day, MD, FIPP

12.30-13.30

Lunch

14.00-18.00

Practical Workshops
Semmelweis University

28 August, Wednesday

07.30-09.10

Moderator: Andrea Trescot, MD, FIPP, CIPS and Standiford Helm, MD, FIPP

Developing the right study….Patients/Structure/Outcome
Ludger Gerdesmeyer, MD, PhD, FIPP (Germany)

Vertebral Augmentation
Kenneth B. Chapman, MD, FIPP (USA)

Cervicogenic Headaches
Miles Day, MD, FIPP (USA)

Neurosurgery and the Pain Patient
Lorand Eross, MD, FIPP (Hungary)

Scarring Triangle – New Developments of Epidural Neuroplasty
Gabor B. Racz, MD, FIPP (USA)

09.10-09.30

Coffee break

09.30-12.45

Moderators: Miles Day, MD, FIPP and Craig Hartrick, MD, FIPP

Cervical facets (MBB, intraarticular, RF)
Sudhir Diwan, MD, FIPP (USA)

Lumbar facets, MBB, RF –
Mert Akbas, MD, FIPP (Turkey)

Lumbar sympathetic/ superior hypogastric
Javier de Andres, MD, FIPP (Spain)

Importance of Radiation Safety
Vikram Patel, MD, FIPP (USA)

Transforaminal/DRG (including catheter)
Fabricio Dias Assis, MD, FIPP (Brazil)

Neuroplasty for spinal stenosis – Favorable Evidence for Longer outcomes
Standiford Helm, MD, FIPP (USA)

Stellate/T2/3 sympathetic
Kenneth B. Chapman, MD, FIPP (USA)

Splanchnic/celiac
Juan Carlos Flores, MD, FIPP (Argentina)

Radiological Interpretation of Discography
Doug Beall, MD (USA)

FIPP/CIPS Importance
Monique Steegers, MD, PhD, FIPP (The Netherlands)

12.45-13.30

Lunch

14.00-18.00

Practical Workshops
Semmelweis University