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21st Panhellenic Congress on Regional Anaesthesia, Pain Management and Palliative Care

  • Athina Vadalouka1
  • Ioanna Siafaka2
  • Maria Kokolaki3

1Department of Anaesthesiology, Pain Therapy & Palliative Care, Anaesthesiology Department, Pain Therapy and Palliative Care Unit, University of Athens Athens, Greece

2Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Therapy, Anaesthesiology Department, Pain Therapy and Palliative Care Unit, University of Athens Athens, Greece

3Department of Anaesthesiology Department & Pain Relief Unit, “Sismanogleio-Amalia Fleming” General Hospital, Melissia, Attiki, Greece

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.152 Vol.17,Issue S1,September 2021 pp.1-65

Submitted: 26 August 2021 Accepted: 06 September 2021

Published: 15 September 2021

*Corresponding Author(s): Athina Vadalouka E-mail:
*Corresponding Author(s): Ioanna Siafaka E-mail:
*Corresponding Author(s): Maria Kokolaki E-mail:


The Hellenic Society of Pain Management and Palliative Care (PARH.SY.A.) has the pleasure to announce that the 21st Panhellenic Congress on Regional Anaesthesia, Pain Management and Palliative Care is taking place this year from 16 to 19 September 2021 at the Wyndham Grand Crete Mirabello Bay Hotel in the beautiful city of Agios Nikolaos in the island of Crete, Greece.

The Congress is co-organized in collaboration with ESRA HELLAS and the A’ Anaesthesiology Department, Pain Relief & Palliative Care Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Athens.

The Congress is held under the auspices of the European League Against Pain (EuLAP) and the Medical School, University of Athens, Greece.

Following the success of the 20 previous Congresses in Greece since 2000, the Congress Scientific Committee has worked hard to create an impressive Scientific Program, with emphasis on its educational character that will best fulfill the purpose of promoting education in Regional Anaesthesia, Pain Management and Palliative Care.

The main topics of the Congress are:

 Lessons learned from the pandemic COVID-19

 Neuropathic pain and the patient

 Self-management of Musculoskeletal Syndromes

 New Algorithm for Visceral Pain

 Cannabinoids: the solution to pain therapy or the next epidemic?

 Interventional Techniques and Chronic Pain. When and how effective are they?

 Genetic Therapies in Chronic Pain

 Palliative Care and Serious Health Related Suffering

 Pain & Palliative Care Centers: the cancer patient's shelter

 Palliative Care at the emergency department

 Thrombosis in the Oncology Patient: what the Anesthesiologist should know

 Modern Minimally Invasive Surgery and Chronic Postsurgical Pain

 WHO: New Guidelines for the Management of Chronic Pain in Children and Teenagers

 Nerve Entrapment Neuropathies

 The promising new peripheral nerve blocks and their applications in the paediatric patient

 VGF: Biomarker and Potential Objective for the Treatment of NP

 Redefining the position of Regional Anaesthesia in the 21st Century

 Regional Anaesthesia and Day Care Surgery. Challenges and Unresolved Issues

 Optimal Regional Anaesthesia-Analgesia for Knee Surgery: Current Trends and Future Perspectives

The Congress is honored by the presence of worldwide distinguished speakers, including Professor Agis Tsouros Past Director of the Division of Policy and Governance for Health and Wellbeing of WHO (Regional Office for Europe – Copenhagen, Denmark) and Professor in School of Public Health in University of Boston – USA, Professor Stefano Coaccioli EuLAP President, Professor Thomas Volk ESRA President, Professor Giustino Varrassi Paolo Procacci Foundation President and W.I.P. Immediate Past President, Dr. Alain Delbos ESRA Past President and Chair of ESRA Scientific Committee, Dr. Patrick Narchi ESRA-France President and Chair of ESRA Ambassador Program, Professor Antonella Paladini (L’ Aquila University) and Professor Robert Van Seventer Past President of World Society of Pain Clinicians.

It is a great pleasure to welcome you all in the beautiful island of Crete, Greece, in an environment in full compliance with all Covid-19 measures as required by Greek health authorities.

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Athina Vadalouka,Ioanna Siafaka,Maria Kokolaki. 21st Panhellenic Congress on Regional Anaesthesia, Pain Management and Palliative Care . Signa Vitae. 2021. 17(S1);1-65.


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