General Lectures

26 August, Monday

07.15-07.30

Opening Remarks

Gabor B. Racz, MD, FIPP
Giustino Varrassi, 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

09.30-12.15

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 (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

12.15-12.20

Lab Instruction
Miles Day, MD, FIPP

12.20-13.05

E-Poster Presentation (Please click for the list of posters)

13.05-13.35

Lunch

14.00-18.00

Practical Workshops
Semmelweis University

27 August, Tuesday

07.30-08.45

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

Industry Technical Presentations – NOT PART OF THE CME

08.45-09.45

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)

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

09.45-10.15

Coffee break

10.15-12.00

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

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

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

Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
Peter Staats, MD, FIPP (USA)

Innovations in Radio-frequency, including Directional RF
Ricardo Ruiz Lopez, MD, FIPP (Spain)

Knee Osteoarthritis – Cryoanalgesia and Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
Andrea Trescot, MD, FIPP, CIPS (USA)

Questions and Answers

12.00-12.05

Lab Instruction
Miles Day, MD, FIPP

12.05-12.50

Oral Presentation (Please click here for the detailed program)

12.50-13.30

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)

Trials and Tribulations of Evidence-Based Medicine in Interventional Pain Management
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)

Peripheral Nerve Entrapment – Diagnosis and Treatment
Andrea Trescot, MD, FIPP, CIPS (USA)

Radiation safety and potential healt risk
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)

Invasive neuromodulation in craniofacial pain syndromes
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)

The Role of Cannabidiol in Pain Management
George Chang Chien, MD, CIPS (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)

Complications in Interventional Pain Procedures. How to avoid?
Gabor B. Racz, MD, FIPP (USA)

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