Starts:

Wednesday, September 21st
4:30pm-6:00pm EDT

Category:

Topical Workshop

Tracks:

Specific Pain Conditions/Pain in Specific Populations

Room

714 A

Transition to Chronic Pain: Risk Factors and Evidence for Prevention and Mitigation Strategies

Simon Haroutounian will introduce and discuss postulated mechanisms for the transition to chronic pain after acute trauma and surgery. This will be followed by a comprehensive review of studies evaluating the evidence for various biopsychosocial risk factors for the development of chronic pain after surgery and/or acute traumatic injury. Based on this evidence, consideration will be given to possible intervention strategies to prevent transition to chronic pain. Ian Gilron will continue this discussion by highlighting the rationale for pharmacological therapies to prevent chronic pain. This will be followed by a comprehensive review of randomized, controlled, clinical trials of specific drugs evaluating their impact on chronic pain after surgery and other acute traumatic injuries. Based upon review of available evidence, needs for future improvements to research and treatment in this area will be discussed. Michele Sterling will highlight the rationale for non-pharmacological interventions studied for their ability to prevent chronic pain after acute tissue injury and/or surgery. In addition to reviewing available evidence, challenges to the research and implementation of potentially preventive physical and cognitive therapies will be discussed. Finally, consideration will be given to integration of pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies as a multimodal strategy to prevent transition to chronic pain.

Presentations

Time
4:30pm EDT6:00pm EDT

Clinical Evidence for Pharmacotherapy to Prevent Chronic Pain After Surgery and Acute Tissue Injury

Tracks: Specific Pain Conditions/Pain In Specific Populations
Categories: Topical Workshop
Presented By: Ian Gilron

Ian Gilron will continue this discussion by highlighting the rationale for pharmacological therapies to prevent chronic pain. This will be followed by a comprehensive review of randomized, controlled, clinical trials of specific drugs evaluating their impact on chronic pain after surgery and other acute traumatic injuries. Based upon review of available evidence, needs for future improvements to research and treatment in this area will be discussed.

4:30pm EDT6:00pm EDT

Clinical Research and Evidence for Non-Pharmacological Interventions to Prevent Transition to Chronic Pain

Tracks: Specific Pain Conditions/Pain In Specific Populations
Categories: Topical Workshop

Michele Sterling will highlight the rationale for various non-pharmacological interventions that have been studied for their ability to prevent chronic pain after acute tissue injury. In addition to reviewing available evidence, challenges to the research and implementation of potentially preventive physical and cognitive therapies will be discussed. Finally, consideration will be given to the integration of pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies as a multimodal strategy to prevent transition to chronic pain.

4:30pm EDT6:00pm EDT

Risk Factors and Clinical Predictors of Chronic Pain After Surgery and Acute Injury

Tracks: Specific Pain Conditions/Pain In Specific Populations
Categories: Topical Workshop

Simon Haroutounian will introduce and discuss postulated mechanisms for the transition to chronic pain after acute trauma and surgery. This will be followed by a comprehensive review of studies evaluating the evidence for various risk factors for the development of chronic pain after surgery. Based on this evidence, consideration will be given to possible intervention strategies to prevent transition to chronic pain.

Presenters

Ian Gilron

Professor
Queen's University

Dr. Simon Haroutounian

Associate Professor
Washington University School of Medicine

Professor Michele Sterling

Professor
The University of Queensland