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Headache, midfacial pain, neck pain, postoperative pain and posttraumatic pain; specialists of all types are confronted almost daily with the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic headache and neck pain. During this 1st interdisciplinary pain symposium in Utrecht several leaders in the field, but with a different specialist background, will come together to promote a better understanding of the pathophysiology of acute and chronic pain in the head and neck area and to critically review the current state-of-the-art practice in diagnosis and treatment of headache and neck pain.

Target Audience

Health care professionals who seek the latest developments in pain medicine of the head and neck area including anesthesiologists, neurologists, otolaryngologists, pain specialists, rehabilitation specialists, orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, palliative care specialists, primary care physicians, maxillofacial surgeons and dentists will benefit from this program.

Educational Objectives

  • Discuss current evidence-based management strategies for treating several types of pain in the head and neck area
  • Describe the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and treatment of several types of headaches
  • Identify new techniques and technologies for pain management in the head and neck area
  • Provide an update on image-guided procedures and radiofrequency techniques
  • Demonstrate current surgical techniques for treating headache and neck pain
  • Discuss case studies on patients with headache and neck pain

This course was given 6 accreditation points.