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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 27 May 2022

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  • Guest Editor

    Dr. Ioanna Siafaka, MD, PhDE-MailWebsite

    Co - Chair of the Congress Organizing Committee; Co - Chair of the Congress Scientific Committee; Vice President of PARH.SY.A; Professor Emeritus of Anaesthesiology and Pain Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

    Interests: Regional anaesthesia and Pain therapy

  • Guest Editor

    Dr. Maria Kokolaki, MD, PhDE-MailWebsite

    Co - Chair of the Congress Organizing Committee; Treasurer of PARH.SY.A; Senior Consultant Anaesthesiologist, Head of Anaesthesiology Department & Pain Relief Unit, “Sismanogleio-Amalia Fleming” General Hospital, Athens, Greece

    Interests: Regional anaesthesia, Pain management

  • Guest Editor

    Dr. Athina Vadalouca, MD, PhD, FIPPE-MailWebsite

    President of PARH.SY.A; Associate Professor of Anaesthesiology, Pain Therapy and Palliative Care, Faculty of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

    Interests: Regional anaesthesia, Pain therapy and Palliative care

  • Guest Editor

    Dr. Evmorfia Stavropoulou, MD, PhD, EDRAE-MailWebsite

    President of ESRA Hellas; Senior Consultant Anaesthesiologist; NHS Director, Anaesthesiology Department and Pain Centre; General Hospital of Attiki & Trauma Centre “KAT", Athens, Attiki, Greece

    Interests: Regional anaesthesia, Pain management

  • Guest Editor

    Dr. Eleni Moka, MD, PhD, MSc, EDRAE-MailWebsite

    Co - Chair of Congress Scientific Committee; ESRA Treasurer; ESRA Hellas General Secretary; EDRA Examiner; Senior Consultant Anaesthesiologist, Heraklion – Crete, Greece

    Interests: Regional anaesthesia, Perioperative pain management

Special Issue Information

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 will take 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, Faculty of Medicine, University of Athens.

The Congress will be 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 Anesthesia in the 21st Century

• Regional Anesthesia and Day Care Surgery. Challenges and Unresolved Issues

• Optimal Regional Anesthesia-Analgesia for Knee Surgery: Current Trends and Future Perspectives

The Congress will be honored by the presence of worldwide distinguished speakers including 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.

It will be 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. 

For further information regarding Registration and Abstract Submission please contact the Congress Secretariat ERA Ltd, tel: +30 210 3634944 | e-mail: | Ms Rania Lambou


Regional Anaesthesia, Pain Management, Palliative Care, PARH.SY.A., ESRA HELLAS, the A’ Anaesthesiology Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Athens

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