INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC CONFERENCE ON PAIN
CENTRE & MEDICAL SCHOOL University of Pécs, 29-31 Oct. 2020
Division of Pain Management Department of
Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Department of Pharmacology &
The scientific program covers all main fields
of pain theory and therapy. I would like to draw your attention to the research
topics of the meeting. Pain research has a more than 50 year-long traditions in
the Pharmacology Department of the Medical School of Pécs. This scientific
activity is hallmarked by Professor János Szolcsányi, an outstanding figure of
international pain research, who passed away two years ago. He had performed
pioneering work on the field of capsaicin research which has led to the identification of the family of TRP channels now known to be central to the generation of pain. A parallel research field has identified sensory
neuron-derived somatostatin as a hormone-like mediator possessing anti-inflammatory
and analgesic actions. This line of research directed by Professors Erika
Pintér and Zsuzsanna Helyes opened the path to the development of novel
somatostatin analogues as potential analgesics. Further distinguished topics are
clinical pain management including peripheral nerve blocks and novel aspects of
opioid and non-opioid analgesics. Psychological aspects of pain will also be
discussed. I can highly recommend participating at this meeting that will be
most likely very attractive for both basic researchers and pain-treating
Pethő MD, PhD, DSc
of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy, Medical School University of Pécs
Program Committee expects abstracts to be at a level that
will provide positive listening and viewing experience for the participants.
All abstracts must be written in concise English. Simultaneous interpretation is not provided.
It is therefore expected that authors are able to present their research more
or less fluently in the English language.
The aims of the program to strengthen the Central European dimension,
improve medical English skills, and bolster cooperation between University
Research Centers and National Chapters. To promote students’ motivation support
is offered to students in the form of a discounted registration fee.
Why should I attend?
national and international participants.
partnerships and associations with Speakers and Chairs of Sessions across all
sectors of education, research and clinical practice.
Learn about the
latest research findings and the future impacts by attending the programmed
Exchange and share
experiences and research results on all aspects of Pain.
share knowledge, evidence and best practice.
Contribute to and
shape the Conference through submission of research abstract, and e-posters.
Several social activities such as the
spectacular Zsolnay Cultural District or the excellent Villany Wine Region are
also being organized to meet in a friendly atmosphere and with a special
program for the participants and accompanying persons, who will enjoy many
attractions of Pecs and the surrounding region.
Affordable fees and accommodation, the world-famous
Hungarian cuisine and Traditional Hungarian Hospitality.
Early bird registrars, students, presenters are
eligible for a discounted rate on the registration fee.
We would be grateful if you could confirm your participation
at your earliest convenience, completing the Registration Form available at our
01 MARCH 2020 - Opening of Registration & Abstract
21 AUG 2020 - Deadline for Early Bird registration
01 SEPTEMBER 2020 - Deadline for Abstract
21 OCTOBER 2020 - Deadline for online Registration
look forward to meeting you in Pécs, HUNGARY.
2020.10.29. - 2020.10.31.
The focus will be laid on the clinical and psychological aspects
of pain management, the functional outcome, a wide variety of research themes
and topics dealing with the latest development, challenges and concepts.
1. Clinical Pain Management
Perioperative and Postsurgical Pain, Peripheral Nerve Blockades
Pain Assessment and Management in the Intensive/Critical Care Unit
Chronic Pain Management
Cancer Pain Management
Assessing and Managing Pain for Older Adults
Pain and Functional Outcome after Injuries
Interventional Pain Management, traditional
approach, neuromodulation, drug delivery systems
The Role of Physiotherapy in Different
Yoga, Structured Exercise, Activity and
Education for Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain
Nerve Injuries, Neuropathies
Pain Anatomy and Structural Changes
Nociception, and Plasticity
Painful Channels, TRPV/TRPA, Somatostatin SST4 receptors in Neuropathic
Molecular Contribution to Chronic Pain
Structural Features of Molecular Targets for Modulating Pain
Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain and Opioid Analgesics
Opioid Efficacy in Different Pain Conditions
The Effect of Local Anaesthetics on Cancer Cell Proliferation
The Role of SSRI, SNRI in Neurotransmission
A2-AR agonists, Dexmedetomidine
NMDA antagonist, Ketamine in Postsurgical and Chronic Pain States
4. Psychological approach
The Psychology of Chronic/Cancer Pain
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Time Perspective and Pain
Difficulties in the Assessment of Pain in the Elderly