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BPS Congress 2019

Blue Point Brussels


Pain in vulnerable populations

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8:00 – 8:30 Registration and coffee
8:30 – 9:00 General Assembly (Members only)

Simultaneous translation Dutch and French throughout the whole day.

Only workshop 1 will be in English.

Plenary sessions
Chairmen: Frans Van de Perck (Turnhout) and Christine Sneyers (Brussels)


09:00 – 09:35

Assessing pain perception in patients with impaired consciousness,

Nicolas Lejeune (Louvain-la-Neuve)

09:35 – 10:10

Multidisciplinary pain management in patients with cancer

Kris Vissers (the Netherlands)

10:10 – 10:45

To what extent are we creating vulnerability with opioids?

Tim Hales (Scotland)

10:45 – 11:15
Coffee break

Chairmen: Vera Callebaut (Antwerp) and Patrice Forget (Brussels)

11:15 – 11:40

Modification of pain perception in aging

Ségolène Lithfous (Strasbourg)

11:40 – 12:05

Pain in people with other cultures

Etienne Masquelier (Namur)

12:05 – 12:30
Chronic pain in the development of young adulthood ... a challenge!
Eline Van Hoecke (Gent)

12:30 – 12:35

BPS Award Prize Giving

Antoon De Laat (Leuven)

12:35 – 14:00



Workshop 1 will be presented from 14:00 to 15:00 (1 session only). Workshops 2 and 3 will be presented twice (from 14:00 to 15:00 and from 15:00 to 16:00).


Workshop 1 (English)

Vulnerable population(s) in clinical trials

Christel Vansteenkiste,Belgian Association of Research Ethics Committees (Brussels)

Workshop 2 (Dutch)

Use and misuse of opioids in Belgium: data and case

Elien De Mooter and Christine Lys, RIZIV/INAMI

Workshop 3 (French)

Physical and psychosocial factors related to pain in post obstetrical vesico-vaginal fistula in Africa

Robert Andrianne and Christine Debois (Liège)

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