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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: rlambou@era.gr | Ms Rania Lambou

Keywords

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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Palliative care: Words or touch in the pre- intubation phase of critically ill Covid 19 patients

Vasileios Flampouraris,Sotirios Kalinoglou,Stella Kandreviotou,Anastasia Niaka,Georgios Dimitriou,Maria Kokolaki

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.154

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Eleni Diamantaki,Vasileia Nyktari,George Papastratigakis,Georgios Stefanakis,Periklis Vasilos,Dimitrios Kouvidakis,Alexandra Papaioannou

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.155

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Relationship between depression, anxiety, and pain perception in diabetic neuropathy

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DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.156

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Audit of patients of the pain clinic of the University Hospital of Heraklion with neuropathic pain during the period 2019–2020

Emmanouela Koutoulaki,Amalia Mathioudaki,Vasileia Nyktari,Georgios Stefanakis,Periklis Vasilos,Stavroula Ilia,Georgios Frantzeskos,Alexandra Papaioannou

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.158

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Shpenopalatine ganglion block using the Tx360 nasal applicator for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia: A pilot study

Athanasia Tsaroucha,Christina Orfanou,Aikaterini Melemeni,Nikolaos Fyrfiris,Kassiani Theodoraki

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.160

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Double and single edge sign hydrodissection: An experimental study

Alexis Triantopoulos,Paraskevi Dedopoulou,Aggeliki Athanasopoulou,Christiana Gkeka,Theodora Mpouzi,Christina Arachoviti

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.161

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Ropivacaine toxicity after surgical wound local infiltration in a patient with renal failure

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DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.162

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Peripheral nerve block for leg amputation in a high risk patientꓽ Case report

Sofia Papantonaki,Aikaterini Lappa,Maria Dermitzaki,Athanasia Dragatsiki,Stavros.Chochlidakis

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.163

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The effectiveness of Bilateral Erector Spinae Plane Block in reducing perioperative opioid administration in patients undergoing Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Freideriki Sifaki,Ioannis Mantzoros,Eleni Koraki,Stella Bagntasarian,Panagiotis Christidis,Vaia Tsapara,Kassiani Theodoraki

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.164

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Epidural blood patch in the management of the syndrome of spontaneous intracranial hypotension: An effective therapeutic approach

Ζoi Masourou,Nikolaos Papagiannakis,Dimos-Dimitrios Mitsikostas,Kassiani Theodoraki

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.165

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Comparison of two different local anesthetic infusion methods (with or without opioids) for epidural analgesia after cesarean section delivery

Spanopoulos Konstantinos,Papagiannopoulou Ofilia,Kousidis Ioiannis P,Anagnostou Georgios,Zografidou Polixeni,Tsiotsiou Maria,Gogali Despoina,Pinas Dimitrios,Grenda Georgia,Grigoriou Ioulia,Goutziomitrou Evangelia

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.166

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Comparison of two different methods for labor analgesia depending on the mode of epidural infusion administration (continuous or intermittent)

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DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.167

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Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block (SPG) for the treatment of migraine

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DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.170

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DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.171

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Chronic pain in patients with COVID-19: Cross sectional study

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DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.172

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COVID 19 pandemic influence on Pain Clinic patients of “Laikon” General Hospital of Athens

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DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.173

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DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.175

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DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.176

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DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.177

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DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.179

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DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.180

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DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.182

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DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.183

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DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.184

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