2018: The Beginning
The Ist scientific and practical conference "Relevant issues in pain management" organized by the FMBA of Russia took place in the Federal Siberian Research Clinical Centre in 2018. A year later, the event became international. In April, the FSRCC welcomed the experts from various regions of Russia as well as from Israel and Estonia.
"The problem of pain management has an economic component. Untimely or ineffectively stopped pain is not only the source of patient's suffering; it also leads to the need for additional medical care provision, more ambulance calls and hospitalizations. It leads to the overload of the industry which has to be able to help patients suffering from pain of various origin immediately and effectively." Aleksandr Fetisov

Even the very first conference on algology aroused considerable interest. The Conference at the FSRCC site gathered various specialists: physicians, neurologists, neurosurgeons and anesthesiologists-resuscitators from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, Abakan, Chernogorsk, Zelenogorsk, Zheleznogorsk and Krasnoyarsk. Addressing the audience, Aleksandr Fetisov, the Chief Physician of the FSRCC, mentioned that the event is useful for the clinicians as well as for the healthcare organizers.
Most of the reports were presented by the specialists of the FSRCC, FMBA of Russia: "Facet Joint Syndrome" by Vladimir Khinovker, the Head of the Pain Management Centre; "Intervention in the neck pain treatment" by Dmitry Fedorov, the anesthesiologist-resuscitator; "Neurorehabilitation and pain" by Semyon Prokopenko, the Scientific Director of the Rehabilitation Service, professor, Doctor of Medical science; "The causes of headache" by Natalya Maryina, the Deputy Chief Physician for Neurology and "Physical rehabilitation of pain" by Evgeniy Portnyagin, the Director of the Physical Rehabilitation Centre. Polina Chernomurova, the psychologist, shared the information on psychological approaches to the chronic pain treatment.
2018: The Workshop
The workshop on the interventional pain management became the practical part of the conference. The event was held in the format of the video broadcasting in the Educational Centre of the FSRCC.
"The number of conference participants (which is more than 100 people) demonstrates that we are moving in the right direction. The Pain Management Centre received its first patients 4 years ago and at present it occupies the leading position in the field of algology in the Krasnoyarsk Region".
2019. Expanding the geography
Plans to expend the event came true. Even in 2019 it was possible to attract not only the Russian leading experts but also the foreign ones (from Israel and Estonia). The Conference program included thematic reports. Experts discussed the mechanisms of chronic pain occurrence and the modern methods of its treatment.
"We use various approaches in treatment: drug therapy, invasive procedures, and narcotic painkillers. For instance, it is legal in our country to use medical marijuana for treatment of the heave cancer patients. One can argue the advantages and disadvantages of this method of pain relief but this practice exists." Vadim Drost
The reports of foreign speakers aroused keen interest. B. Gabovich, the Senior Resident of the Department of Anesthediology and Intensive Care of the Ida-Tallinn Central Hospital, the President of the Estonian Pain Management Society, talked about the main principle of work of the pain management service as well as about the modern minimally invasive methods used (such as cryodestruction and radiofrequency ablation. V. Drost, the doctor of the "Assuta" clinic (Tel Aviv, Israel) shared his experience in organization of the chronic pain service in Israel.
Several reports were presented by the specialists of the FSRCC, FMBA of Russia: V. Khinovker, the Head of the Pain Management Centre, the Head of the Department of Anesthesiology and Resuscitation, the anesthesiologist-resuscitator, cited the results of four years of work and described the average static "portrait" of a patient suffering from chronic pain. D. Fedorov, the anesthesiologist-resuscitator, told the audience about the role intervention methods play in the treatment of chronic and acute radicular pain.
Other reports were on minimally invasive neurosurgery in treatment of the trigeminal neuralgia, blockade of the celiac plexus for cancer pain, etc.
2019: The Workshop
The practical part of the conference was dedicated to the interventional methods of pain management. The event was conducted in the form of the workshop. I. Lovkov, the anesthesiologist-resuscitator of the City Clinical Hospital named after S.S. Yudin (Moscow) performed indicated targeted injections (blockades) for patients with lower back pain. All manipulations were ultrasound-guided.

The workshop participants could master the blockade technology on mannequins as well as to study the anatomy of the spinal canal under the ultrasound guidance.
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