Since we are responsible for the health of our participants, lecturers, and organizers and we are facing voluntary or governmental restrictions due to the latest information about the surge in the number of infections, and the lack of an accurate forecast of the progression of the COVID-19 in different parts of the nearby countries the organizing board has made the heavy and irrevocable decision to cancel this scientific meeting.  

CLINICAL CENTRE & MEDICAL SCHOOL University of Pécs, 29-31 Oct. 2020

Division of Pain Management Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Department of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapy 

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 clinicians.

Gábor Pethő MD, PhD, DSc

Full Professor

Department 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?

Networking with national and international participants.

Develop new 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 sessions.

Exchange and share experiences and research results on all aspects of Pain.

Discuss, learn, 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 Website (

Important Dates

01 MARCH 2022          -   Opening of Registration & Abstract Submission

21 AUG 2022               -   Deadline for Early Bird registration

01 SEPTEMBER 2022  -   Deadline for Abstract Submission

21 OCTOBER 2022      -   Deadline for online Registration

We look forward to meeting you in Pécs, HUNGARY.


2022.10.26. - 2022.10.28.


Scientific program

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.

Possible Topics include:

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 Painful Conditions

Yoga, Structured Exercise, Activity and Education for Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain

2.     Research

Nerve Injuries, Neuropathies

Pain Anatomy and Structural Changes

Nociception, and Plasticity

Painful Channels, TRPV/TRPA, Somatostatin SST4 receptors in Neuropathic Pain

Molecular Contribution to Chronic Pain

3.     Pharmacology

Structural Features of Molecular Targets for Modulating Pain

Drug Development

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