Patient Involvement at #EFIC2023
The theme for #EFIC2023 is ‘Personalised Pain Management: The Future Is Now’. There is increasing evidence that personalised pain management is required to fit individual aspects of each patient with chronic pain. Individualised pain management, the prediction of a certain response to treatments, decision-making related to the prevention of pain are all important aspects to be considered. The same applies for acute pain and the transition from acute to chronic pain. #EFIC2023 aims to analyse recent developments in this area from pain research to pain management, from existing knowledge to pressing questions, from controversies to clear-cut evidence.
Pain in Europe XIII will continue to focus on an interdisciplinary pain management, with a programme that benefits basic researchers, practicing physicians, as well as allied healthcare professionals. We of course also address patients’ needs by including their voice in the program. Please find out more in the interview below with #EFIC2023 SPC member and Pain Alliance Europe President Deirdre Ryan:
Please find more information on patient-focused sessions at #EFIC2023 below:
PAIN IN CENTRAL NEUROLOGICAL DISEASES: EMERGING CONCEPTS AND CLASSIFICATION ALLOWING FOR PERSONALIZED TREATMENTS
WHAT DO PATIENTS WISH TO KNOW ABOUT PAIN AND ITS MANAGEMENT?
PATIENT PARTNERSHIPS AND CO-PRODUCING HEALTHCARE: RESEARCHER, CLINICAL ACADEMIC AND PATIENT PERSPECTIVES AND EXPERIENCES
Through this workshop, participants will be introduced to the spectrum of participation (Spectrum-of-Participation.jpg (1436×1196) (peoplehub.org.uk)) and evidence and policy supporting patient partnerships to inform research and delivery of pain services. The benefits of patient partnerships will be explored through the perspectives and experiences of a researcher, a clinical academic and a patient representative. We will discuss developing authentic and sustainable relationships that lead to meaningful engagement with patient partners. Future directions and considerations for patient partnerships will be proposed.
During this workshop presenters will share their knowledge and experience of patient partnerships and co-production, whilst encouraging discussion and contribution from the audience.
UNDERSTANDING THE NEEDS OF EMERGING ADULTS WITH CHRONIC PAIN: PERSONALISING CARE AND SUPPORTING HEALTHCARE TRANSITION
TAILORING EXERCISE FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH CHRONIC MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN: OPPORTUNITIES AND BARRIERS
FOR PATIENTS, WITH PATIENTS: INVOLVING USERS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF DIGITAL INTERVENTIONS FOR CHRONIC PAIN
RE-CONCEPTUALIZING DEPRESSION IN THE CONTEXT OF PAIN: EVIDENCE AND CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS IN PRIMARY CARE
THE IMPORTANCE OF IMPLEMENTING ICD-11 IN PAIN MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT: A PRACTICAL GUIDE – A SOCIETAL IMPACT OF PAIN (SIP) WORKSHOP
Patrice Forget will showcase how ICD-11 is applied in his clinical practice and teaching. He then will introduce and explain the next phase of the workshop: a case study session, where attendees will be able to live vote on the different case studies that will be presented. Deirdre Ryan and Patrice Forget will present four case studies where different scenarios will be brought to life and attendees will have to vote which type of pain classification corresponds with each case study and discuss the reasoning behind it with each other. Around 12 minutes will be dedicated to each study. Each case study will focus on a different discipline to attract different disciplines to the workshop, and to include the biopsychosocial model.
Patrice Forget and Antonia Barke will then demonstrate how the coding tool works. A general discussion chaired by Angela Cano will follow.
TACKLING THE CHALLENGE OF CANCER PAIN: NOVEL DIGITAL HEALTH INTERVENTIONS SPANNING THE TREATMENT AND SURVIVORSHIP TRAJECTORY
Dr Reme will present new findings from a clinical trial combining pre-operative hypnosis and a post-operative digital psychological intervention for patients with breast cancer-related pain.
Dr Brown will share his experience working as a pain clinician in Europe’s largest cancer centre, and the current and potential roles digital health interventions can play in oncology patients experiencing pain.
RECONSIDERING HOW WE APPROACH THE PAIN OF ENDOMETRIOSIS
HEALTH LITERACY: PLAIN TALKING INTO PRACTICE
The workshop will invite participation from the attendees to consider what they think constitutes good communication, and the presenters will share their multi-professional experiences and perspectives of nursing, physiotherapy and family medicine (both clinical and academic) and what good (and bad!) clinical communication looks like to patients, in both verbal and written format.
The benefits of good communication, in terms of improving patient understanding, improving patient health literacy and empowering patient involvement in decision-making about their care, will be discussed.
The presenters will share good practices with the workshop attendees, including the demonstration of tools developed by Sandra Lakke and her team for physiotherapists to use in their appointments with patients.
There will be interactive elements throughout the workshop to allow attendees to participate. The workshop will conclude with a question-and-answer discussion session giving attendees opportunities to share their own experiences and gain constructive advice in response to clinical questions that have arisen.
NOCIPLASTIC PAIN, THE ICD-11 CLASSIFICATION AND CENTRAL SENSITIZATION: BORDERS, OVERLAP AND CLINICAL USE
The ICD 11 classification of pain: are mechanisms part of it?
- Speaker: Antonia Barke (Germany)
Nociplastic pain: what it is, what it is not, and beyond primary musculoskeletal pain
- Speaker: Eva Kosek (Sweden)
Central sensitization: what it is in the lab, what they could be in the clinic, and what it is not
- Speaker: Rolf-Detlef Treede (Germany)