30 / PAIN AND PALLIATIVE MEDICINE


2 – 8 May 2011   print this page

Course directors:

Veljko Đorđević, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Marijana Braš, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Lukasz Konopka, Loyola Medicine Center, Chicago, United States
Roberto Casale, Scientific Institute of Montescano, Italy
Paul Glare, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, United States
Alexey Danilov, Moskow Medical Academy, Russia


Course description:

Pain is a ubiquitous health problem, the impact of which is far-reaching. From a biopsychosocial perspectice, pain is viewed as an experience with biologica, psychological and social derivatives. Comprehensive pain treatment programs involving interdisciplinary, multimodal treatment approaches are often required for complex and disabling pain conditions. Palliative care is comprehensive, active care of patients with advanced disease or serious illness and their families; it aims to improve quality of life based on patients and family needs and demands and is practiced by a competent multidisciplinary team. The transition to palliative care is a significant adjustment for patients and their families. Pain management in palliative care is important clinical problem. This course aims to bring together experts from different part of the world working on pain management and palliative medicine in order to present current diagnostic and treatment modalities. Some of the topics at the course are epidemiology of chronic pain, current neurobiological and psychological concepts of different chronic pain syndromes, diagnostic procedures and assessment of the patients, societal impact of pain, different treatment modalities for chronic pain patients, pain in palliative medicine; palliative medicine today, multidisciplinary team in palliative medicine, ethical issues in palliative medicine.

Registration fees / price per person / rates include VAT / rates given in Croatian kunas and EUR:

MD (doctors)

Until and on 1 March 2011

KN. 2.575,00

EUR 350

From 2 March 2011

KN. 2.940,00

EUR 400

RESIDENTS (when registering please attach the proof of status from your head of dept.)

Until and on 1 March 2011

KN. 1.840,00

EUR 250

From 2 March 2011

KN. 2.200,00

EUR 300

NURSE (when registering please attach the proof of status from your head of dept.)

Until and on 1 March 2011

KN. 1.470,00

EUR 200

From 2 March 2011

KN. 1.840,00

EUR 250

STUDENT

From 2 March 2011

KN. 370,00

EUR 50

Registration fees include: course attendance, welcome cocktail on 1 May 2011,

dinner on 6 May 2011, IUC certificate, coffee breaks and lunch boxes 2-7 May 2011.

Course day by day schedule: coming soon.

For all information regarding SPONSORSHIP – REGISTRATION FEE – SATELLITE SYMPOSIA- EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES - ADVERTISING - DORMITORY & HOTEL BOOKING please contact technical organizer:

SOME USEFUL INFORMATION:

All lectures will take place at big lecture hall of IUC (groundfloor, first hall on the right).

Exception is 6 May 2011 only (due to another course at IUC) - lectures will take place at hall no. 2 at the 1st floor.

All workshops will take place at halls no. 2 and 5 at the 1st floor.

Halls are airconditioned and have projector and computer.

A small exhibition will take place in front of big hall.

Registration is available every day at the IUC groundfloor, 30 minutes before lectures start.

All course attendees will receive IUC diplomas signed by course directors – different for active and passive participants.

Welcome Cocktail will be held on 1 May 2011 at IUC Atrium.

Lunches will be held at Mimoza Restaurant 3-7 May 2011(located near IUC; http://www.esculap-teo.hr/restaurant_mimoza.html. Drinks should be ordered and paid on the spot by the clients themselves.

Reception by Dubrovnik's Mayor will be held on 5 May 2011 at Sponza Palace, Old Town http://www.dubrovnikcity.com/dubrovnik/attractions/sponza_palace.htm

Gala dinner will be held on 6 May 2011 at Banje Beach – EastWest Beach Club http://www.ew-dubrovnik.com/

Regular bus lines to Dubrovnik General Hospital for lectures on 4 May 2011:

From Pile: bus no. 9 (last station, route PILE – OPCA BOLNICA).

From Lero Hotel: bus no. 4 (pls. get schedule and information how to get there at Lero reception desk).

Bus ticket / one way: 10,00 Kunas (cca 1,5 EUR) per person.

Have a useful course and nice time in Dubrovnik!

Penta Ltd.

contact person: Danijela Ćurčić

address: A. Hebranga 20, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

phones 01 4553 290, 01 4628 617

fax 01 4553 284

cell phone 091 4553 290

e-mail: danijela@penta-zagreb.hr

www.penta-zagreb.hr


Course lecturers:

Lovorka Bilajac, University of Rijeka, Croatia
Lovorka Brajković, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Vedran Bilić, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Davor Miličić, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Antonio Juretić, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Marijana Braš, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Veljko Đorđević, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Ranko Stevanović, Croatian National Institute of Public Health, Croatia
Branka Kandić - Splavski, Health Center Osijek, Croatia
Kenneth Shultz, Licensed Psychologist, United States
Roberto Casale, Scientific Institute of Montescano, Italy
Alexey Danilov, Moskow Medical Academy, Russia
Lukasz Konopka, Loyola Medicine Center, Chicago, United States


Work Schedule:

May 1st (Sunday)

19:00 Welcome Cocktail - IUC Atrium

May 2nd (Monday)

09:00 Opening / Introduction: Veljko Djordjevic and Marijana Bras

09:20-12:20 LECTURES (45 MINUTES PRESENTATION + 15 MINUTES DISCUSSION)

Ranko Stevanovic: Social Impact of Pain and Epidemiology of Pain

Roberto Casale: The social impact of the rehabilitation of the difficult chronic pain patient

Ozren Polasek: Public Health Issuess and Pain

12:30 Walk from IUC thru Stradun to the Old Port

12:45 Embark, sail to Cavtat

13:30 Disbark, short walk thru Cavtat

14:00 Transportation to Mocici (small place at Konavle region) for a meal at Farmhouse Diklic

In the evening transportation to Dubrovnik

May 3rd (Tuesday)

10:00-13:15 LECTURES (45 MINUTES PRESENTATION + 15 MINUTES DISCUSSION)

Lukasz Konopka: Pain: Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual View

Vida Demarin: Diagnostics and Treatment of Neuropathic Pain

Petr Bob: Neuroscience of pain, dissociation and consciousness

13:15 LUNCH at Mimoza Restaurant (near IUC)

16:00-18:00 WORKSHOPS

Ken Shultz and Jennifer Shultz: „CES IN PAIN MANAGEMENT“

Lovorka Bilajac and Ranko Stevanovic: Fundraising and economics in pain management and palliative medicine

May 4th (Wednesday)

10:00-12:30 LECTURES AT GENERAL HOSPITAL DUBROVNIK (BLUE ROOM – PLAVA SALA)

PAIN AND PALLIATIVE CARE – EXPERIENCES OF GENERAL HOSPITAL DUBROVNIK

13:15 LUNCH at Mimoza Restaurant (near IUC)

15:00-16:00 Walking tour thru Old Town of Dubrovnik

16:30-18:00 WORKSHOPS

Vibor Milunovic and Ivana Bicanic: Fibromyalgia- the modern concepts of biology and treatment

Vedran Bilic: BALINT GROUP - What is pain for me?

May 5th (Thursday)

09:00-13:15 LECTURES (45 MINUTES PRESENTATION + 15 MINUTES DISCUSSION)

Paul Glare: Cancer Pain

Renata Mardjetko: The role of the palliative care nurse with the valuable experience gained in Great Britain

Lovorka Brajkovic and Ana Strahinja-Ratkovic: Psycho-oncology today

13:15 LUNCH at Mimoza Restaurant (near IUC)

16:00-18:00 WORKSHOPS

Paul Glare: Doctor, how much longer do I have?

Mato Devcic: Opioids and pain treatment in palliative patients

20:00 Reception by Dubrovnik's Mayor at Sponza Palace

May 6th (Friday)

10:00-13:15 LECTURES (45 MINUTES PRESENTATION + 15 MINUTES DISCUSSION)

Renata Dobrila Dintinjana: Controversies and dilemas in Supportive Cancer Care

Djuliano Ljubicic: Spirituality, depression and palliative medicine

Renata Dobrila Dintinjana: Placebo and Pain therapy

Miro Jakovljevic: Creative psychopharmacoterapy

13:15 LUNCH at Mimoza Restaurant (near IUC)

16:00-18:00 WORKSHOPS

Natasa Klepac and Damir Petravic: Neuropathic pain

Vanesa Benkovic: Health economics tools in the racionalization of palliative care

Neurofeedback presentation

20:30 GALA DINNER – EastWest Beach Club – Banje Beach

May 7th (Saturday)

10:00-13:00 Headache interactive school

Alexey Danilov and Oxana Kozub: Optimizing diagnosis and treatment of migraine

13:15 LUNCH at Mimoza Restaurant (near IUC)

15:00-19:00 WORKSHOPS

Ninoslav Mimica: How to understand the patient with dementia?

Masa Bulajic: COM SKILLS – SOCIAL MARKETING

Marko Lackovic, Lana Cej and Zoran Segic: Organizational and personal aspects of social responsibility in corporate and entrepreneurial sector

May 8th (Sunday)

09:30-12:00 LECTURES (45 MINUTES PRESENTATION + 15 MINUTES DISCUSSION)

Branka Kandic-Splavski: The role of volunteers in palliative medicine

Maja Boban and Jana Dusper: PSYCHO-SOCIAL SUPPORT FOR CANCER AFFECTED WOMEN- NEED OR LUXURY? - Association of breast cancer affected and treated women, their families and friends “EVERYTHING for HER!”, CENTER FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL HELP FOR WOMEN WHO SUFFER FROM CANCER

Veljko Djordjevic and Marijana Bras: „Stand by me“- Croatian NGO project for the development of palliative medicine

CLOSING: Veljko Djordjevic and Marijana Bras