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Program Objectives

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  • Objectives of programs
    The diploma aims to:
    Enable all physicians to manage pain patients in both acute and chronic pain conditions.
    To help physicians develop pain centers and multidisciplinary approaches
    To help physicians establish better communication between primary and secondary care physicians in the difficult management of chronic pain
    To learn new pain management techniques and interventions with a focus on utilizing ultrasound guidance rather than fluoroscopy
  • Learning objectives
    Symposium and workshop
    Anatomical basis for pain pathways, neurophysiological basis, mechanisms of pain control.
    Pain classifications?: Acute and chronic pain. Nociceptive, neuropathic, dysfunctional pain and psychogenic pain
    Ethics in pain
    The burden of pain, cost of acute and chronic pain
    Pain assessment?: pain dimensions and specific tools for pain assessment, psychological and psychopathological disorders
    Kinesiophobia, fear of pain and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies for pain management
    Pharmacological basis for pain treatments?: WHO ladder for pain analgesics
    Co-analgesics for pain : antidepressants, anticonvulsants, ketamine, and other analgesics
    Neuropathic pain; pathophysiology, clinical assessment and therapeutic approaches
    Migraine and orofacial pain?: pathophysiology, clinical assessment and therapeutic approaches
    Pain in cancer, breakthrough pain
    Lower back pain and radiculopathies, the failed back surgery syndrome
    CRPS type 1 and 2
    Pain in arterial diseases
    Visceral pain?: abdominal, pelvic, uro-genital pain
    Pain in HIV patients
    Pain in children
    Pain in elderly patients
    Acute pain?: post-operative pain and post-traumatic pain
    Procedural pain?: pain related to care management
    Physiotherapy and rehabilitation for pain
    Alternate therapy in pain medicine?: acupuncture, relaxation, Les therapeutiques physiques. L'acupuncture.
    Loco-regional techniques for pain management
    Surgery for pain
    Neuromodulation for pain management
    Psychological approaches in pain patients
    Palliative care and pain management
    Myofascial syndromes
    US scanning techniques of musculoskeletal pain
    US guided injection techniques
    Clinical attendance - 5 days in a designated and accredited Pain Center
    a) Mandatory objectives?:
    - Specialized consultations in pain
    - Participation in multidisciplinary meeting to evaluate files and therapeutic strategies
    - Participation in other therapies (TENS,Blocks…)
    b) Optional objectives
    - Acute and chronic pain patients in wards
    - Pain in kids
    - Pain in cancer patients
    - Palliative care