16-19 Oct 2018 - EFIC Winter School on Cancer Pain, Liverpool

DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE to attend the EFIC Winter Pain School on Cancer Pain due to take place in Liverpool on 16-19 October 2018. A leading faculty of experts from Europe will be teaching at the meeting.

The interactive course aims to develop skills for assessing and treating pain related to cancer with an evidence-based approach to assessment, formulating a diagnosis and designing a comprehensive management plan.

Learning objectives of this course are in line with EFIC Core Curriculum for managing pain related to cancer.


Prof. Bart Morlion, President, EFIC, Director of the Leuven Center for Algology & Pain Management, University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium

Prof Kris Vissers, Professor in Pain and Palliative Medicine, Chairman of the Radboud Expertise Center of Pain and Palliative Medicine, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Dr Andreas Kopf, Pain and Palliative Medicine Specialist,
Department of Anaesthesiology & Pain Medicine, Charité Medical University, Berlin, Germany

Dr Nevenka Krcevski-Skvarc, Honorary Secretary, EFIC,  University Clinical Centre Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia

Dr Arun Bhaskar, President-Elect, British Pain Society,  WIP UK Section Chairman, Council Member, London Pain Forum, Consultant in Pain Medicine, Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College London Hospitals, UK

Dr Chris Wells, Past-President, European Pain Federation (EFIC), Founding Member, NeuPSIG, Consultant in Pain Medicine, Pain Matters, Liverpool, UK

 Dr Manohar Lal Sharma, Consultant in Pain Medicine & Neuromodulation, Clinical Lead, The Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, UK


Dr Rajiv Chawla, Consultant in Pain Medicine & Neuromodulation, The Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, UK

Mr Jibril Farah, Consultant General & Functional Neurosurgeon, Department of Neurosurgery, The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, UK



1. Understanding Cancer Pain

Hospice and Pain Medicine: the importance of
working together
WHO Ladder for cancer pain: benefits and pitfalls
Pathophysiology of pain related to cancer

2. Understanding pain and management options

Difficulties with service development in developing nations- how can they be overcome?
Epidemiology of pain related to cancer
The need for a New Ladder?

3. Pharmacological Management of Pain related to Cancer

Non-opioid pharmacological management of cancer pain including Ketamine
Opioids - opportunities and pitfalls
Opioids availability throughout Europe

4. Current Concepts in Pain related to Cancer

Oncological treatments for cancer related pain
Pain management in cancer survivors
EFIC Pain Curriculum and Training in Cancer Pain Management

5. Pain Management in Hospice Setting

Symptom control in hospice/community setting

6. Pain Management in Hospice Setting

7. Pain Management in cancer survivors: live case studies,

8. Interventions for Pain related to Cancer

Initial assessment and optimisation for invasive interventions
Role of sympathetic blocks
Role of nerve blocks and infusions

9. Interventions for Pain related to Cancer

Epidural infusion for pain related to cancer

Spinal neurolysis

Percutaneous cordotomy

10. Surgery for Cancer Pain

Neurosurgical treatments for pain related to cancer

11. Implants for Pain related to Cancer

Indications, patient selection, implantation and aftercare for Intrathecal Pumps in Pain related to Cancer

12. Therapeutic Challenges- Interactive Case Presentations

Incident pain (Pathological fracture related pain)
Visceral pain (Pancreatic cancer)
Pelvic pain
Head and neck cancer pain

13. Therapeutic Challenges

14. Cancer Pain Service developments.

Optimising cancer pain control and the way forward



107 Old Hall Street, Liverpool L3 9BD, United Kingdom 
Web: https://www.radissonblu.com/en/hotel-liverpool


Until 10.08.18
Early bird Registration Fee: £450.00 (GBP)

After 10.08.18
Late Registration Fee: £525.00 (GBP)

*Registration fee incluldes lunch and the course dinner

For information on how to pay your registration fee by debit or credit card, bank transfer or pounds sterling cheque, contact: ciaranwazir@gmail.com