The 4th biannual International Multidisciplinary Pain Congress is a four-day major event on pain management, filled with internationally well-known speakers and state-of-the-art lectures, an extensive plenary programme, multiple special workshops and pre-conference ultrasound courses.
Besides the low back pain workshop, we also made arrangements for other special workshops like cancer pain & palliative care, statistical analysis and radiology. The ultrasound for pain medicine course is organised for the second time now in The Netherlands and we also arranged an ultrasound for regional anesthesia course, provided by several excellent speakers/performers from around the world. Live models and cadavers are both available for gaining more experience with these techniques.
An excellent programme for specialist pain nurses was constructed. Special programmes are available for electrostimulation and intrathecal drug delivery, as well as pediatric pain management. Attention is being payed towards pain management in the developing world. Also included are presentations of papers and posters, judged by a scientific committee, awarding the three best papers and posters with a financial gift.