Webinar on Multimodal Perioperative Pain Management

Date:               01 October 2019

Time:               18:00 pm to 19:00 pm


Webinar Scientific Faculty

Scientific Faculty Leader                     

Prof. Dr. Stephan Schug 

Chair of Anaesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Medical School, University of Western Australia,



Prof. Dr. Andreas Sandner-Kiesling

Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine

Medical Director of the Acute Pain Management Optimisation Project

Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria


Prof. Dr. Patricia Lavand’homme

Department of Anaesthesiology 

Head of the Acute Pain Service

Cliniques Universitaires St Luc

University Catholic of Louvain, Brussels, Belgium


Prof. Dr. Stephan Schug

Chair of Anaesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Medical School, University of Western Australia, Australia

Scientific Support        

Dr. Vesa Kontinen

Head of Department

Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Jorvi hospital

Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland


Target Audience: 

  • Anaesthesiologists and surgeons who are aware of the importance of good multi-modal pain management for the postoperative outcome and quality of life of patients.
  • Pain Specialists who treat these patients and want to update their knowledge about perioperative pain management and on new developments on how to best perform multimodal pain treatment


Learning Aim

  • To explain concepts and practical application of multimodal pain management in the perioperative period


After Taking Part

This webinar will enable the participants to:

  • Arrange a well-established and functional perioperative pain management from patient admission until after patient discharge
  • Choose components of multimodal analgesia in specific perioperative patients to improve pain relief and functional recovery 
  • Individually choose the best components for the best result in multimodal pain management
  • Reduce adverse effects of opioids by opioid-sparing pain treatment or regional analgesia


Key points 

  • Pain management starts with full patient history, patient information and in-hospital empowerment, pain assessment and documentation, pharmacological and non-pharmacological pain treatment, and ends with a well-planed discharge from the hospital
  • Regarding multimodal analgesia, appropriate selection of its components in the perioperative period leads to improved pain relief while reducing reliance on opioids.  Thereby opioid related adverse effects which impair postoperative recovery are less frequent
  • Multimodal analgesia offers the opportunity to reduce opioid requirement after discharge. This reduces the risks related to prolonged postoperative opioid use
  • Components of multimodal analgesia should be individualized or selected in relation to the type of surgical procedure (“procedure-specific”) and in function of patient’s characteristics (patient-specific”)
  • Components and particularly their combinations are not devoid of side effects – knowledges about interactions between the different components are an essential part of multimodal pain management



  • Basics of a fully functional pain management
  • Concepts of multimodal analgesia
  • Components of multimodal analgesia
  • Practical application in specific postoperative patients

Technical Setting

This webinar is available on PC, Tablet and Smartphone.

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

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