Scientific Program

Symposium: 25 October , Friday, 2019

8:00 – 8:30 Opening Ceremony
Moderators: Giustino Varrassi, Serdar Erdine
Giustino Varrassi: President of WIP
S.Erdine: Chair of WIP Registered Turkish Section
İbrahim Aşık: Co Chair of WIP Registered Turkish Section

Goals of WIP and FIPP exam
Giustino Varrassi

8:30 – 8:50 Flouroscopic radiology for interventions and Radiation safety
E. A. Yentür
8:50 – 9:10 Ultrasound in Interventional Pain Management
Fabrizio Mitchelli
9:10 – 9.40 Epidural neuroplasty,indications and technique after half a century
Gabor Racz
9:40 – 10:00 Progress in regenerative procedures for pain
Ricardo Ruiz Lopez
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 10:50 Moderators; I.Aşık, K.Vissers
Evolution of Radiofrequency,from conventional to pRF
Olav Rohov
10:50 – 11:10 Recent advances in interventional treatment of facial pain
Serdar Erdine
11:10 – 11:30 Evidence  Neuromodulation Overview; Old and New
Peter Staats
11:30 – 11:50 Subcutaneous stimulation (peripheric field)
Mert Akbaş
11:50 – 12:10 Drugs and pumps for intrathecal drug delivery
Athina Vadalouca
12:10 – 13:30 Lunch

Afternoon Session: Cadaver Workshop (for only participants who registered this particular Workshop)

For the symposium participants; Afternoon Sessions will be as follow;

13:30 – 15:30 Moderators: Ersin Tan, Alp Yentür

(Head and facial pain)

13:30 – 13:50 The patient,flow from diagnosis to treatment
Uğur Uygunoğlu
13:50 – 14:10 Primary Headaches
Aksel Siva
14:10 – 14:30 Cranial Neuropathies
Ersin Tan
14:30 – 14:50 Servicogenic headache: Diagnosis and treatment
TBA
14:50– 15:10 Cranial Neuralgias
Serdar Erdine
15:10-15:30 Fibromyalgia and fibrofog
Ayşen Akıncı
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 16:20 Moderators: Kris Vissers, İ. Yegül

The role of opioids in cancer pain
Giustino Varrassi

16:20 – 16:50 Palliative care
Meltem Uyar
16:50 – 17:10 Cancer Pain Management: Reducing Pain and Suffering through Combined Approach Therapy
Kris Vissers
17:10 – 17:30 Neurolytic blocks and cordotomy  in cancer pain
İbrahim Yegül
17:30 – 17:50 Neurosurgical approach to intractable cancer pain
Ali Savaş

Symposium: 26 October , Saturday, 2019

8:00 – 8:20 Moderator: Meltem Uyar, Can Eyigör

Cervical spinal interventions (Interlaminar, transforaminal injections, medial branch block)
Meltem Uyar

8:20 – 8:40 Sympathetic nervous system: interventional treatments (Stellate, thoracic symphathetic, lumbar symphathetic ganglions)
Sacit Güleç
8:40 – 9:00 Lumbar and sacral spinal interventions (Transforaminal injection, medial branch block, nerve root block (DRG)
Olav Rohov
9:00 – 9.20 Interventional techniques for cancer pain
Arun Bashkar
9.20: – 9.40 Intradiscal decompression techniques for LBP and radiculopathy
İbrahim Aşık
9.40: – 10:00 Epiduroscopy
Altan Şahin
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 10:50 Moderator: Ricardo Ruiz Lopez, Mert Akbaş
Novel interventional procedures for the pain specialist
Mild procedure,vertebral augmentation,cryoablation
TBA
10:50 – 11.10 Techniques and Therapies for Chronic Pain Originating in Major Joints;Shoulder,Hip and Knee
Şehim Kutlay
11:10 – 11:30 Sacroiliac joint pain,diagnosis and treatment
Pasquale di Negri
11:30 – 11:50 Percutaneous Interventions on Spinal Nerve Root
Ovidiu Palea
11:50 – 12:10 Complications of interventional pain procedures
Serdar Erdine
12:10 – 13.30 Lunch

Afternoon Session: Cadaver Workshop (for only participants who registered this particular Workshop)

For the symposium participants; Afternoon Sessions will be as follow;

13:30 – 15:30 Moderators: Giustino Varrassi, Ayşen Yücel
13:30 – 13:50 Sedation for pain procedures
TBA
13:50 – 14:10 Placebo effect in interventions,social benefit of interventions
Arun Bashkar
14:10 – 14:30 TBA
14:30 – 14:50 Cervical pain and radiculopathy
TBA
14:50 – 15:10 Thoracic pain,diagnosis and treatment
TBA
15:10 – 15:30 Pelvic Pain,Diagnosis and treatment
Ayşen Yücel
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break 
16:00 – 16:20 Moderators: İbrahim Aşık, İsmail Gültuna

Role of injections in spinal stenosis,A surgeon’s perspective
Ahmet Alanay

16:20 – 16:50 Individualized spinal sagittal plane and shape and alignment and its role as a back pain generator
Çağlar Yılgör
16:50 – 17:10 Precautions during spinal cord stimulation,from assesment to implant
İsmail Gültuna
17:10 – 17:30 Failed back surgery syndrome;Treatment options
TBA
17:30 – 17:50 Future of Pain Medicine-Algology
S.Erdine
18:00 Closing session