Preventing Chronic Postoperative Pain l 25. September 2018 l 18:00 pm to 19:00 pm


This live Webinar will focus on the potential features which may have an influence on the development of chronic postoperative pain (CPP). A second focus will be surgical approaches, drugs like coanalgesics and techniques like nerve blocks to prevent its development.


This webinar will enable participants to …

  • Screen and detect risk factors for the development of CPP
  • Consider the benefit or disadvantages of different surgical approaches on the development of CPP
  • Estimate the value of nerve blocks and coanalgesics in the prevention of CPP
  • Plan preoperatively how to set up anaesthesia for patients in risk of developing persistent postoperative pain.
  • Develop an institutional standard operation procedure including all specialists and non-physicians necessary to prevent best the development of CPP



Professor Andreas Sandner-Kiesling, MD

Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine
Medical Director of the Acute Pain Management Optimisation Project
Medical University of Graz, Austria



Professor Patricia Lavand’homme MD, PhD

Department of Anaesthesiology
Head of the Acute Pain Service
Cliniques Universitaires St Luc
University Catholic of Louvain, Brussels, Belgium

Professor Stephan A Schug MD FANZCA FFPMANZCA EDPM

Chair of Anaesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Medical School, University of Western Australia
Director of Pain Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital

Perth, Australia

Scientific Support

Vesa Kontinen, MD, DMedSci

Head of Department
Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Jorvi hospital
Helsinki University Central Hospital & University of Helsinki


This webinar is targeted at Anaesthesiologists who are aware of the relatively high percentage of patients with persistent postoperative pain and want to prevent it.


This webinar is available on PC, Tablet and Smartphone.

For the best viewing experience, a high-speed internet connection is required.


Registration is open here 


Programme is available here

Final Programme is here

Organised by ESA

ESA eLearning Committee