Invitation to the 31st Annual SASP Congress and Pain course
We have a great pleasure to announce the 31st Congress of the Scandinavian Association for the Study of Pain (SASP) and a preceding SASP Pain Course on Risks, predictive factors, and prevention of chronic pain that will take place in Turku, Finland, from 8 – 11 May 2008. The SASP Pain Course will take place on the 8th May (Thursday) and the SASP congress 9 – 11 May 2008 (Friday through Sunday). We warmly welcome all colleagues working in the field of pain medicine.
The scientific program includes plenary lectures, oral presentations of original research by young investigators, and guided poster tours. The main topics of the scientific program cover neurobiology, genetics and other risk factors of chronic pain as well as new treatment options for pain from attention management to repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation. In addition, special aspects of assessment, treatment and chronification of pain in children as well as new diagnostic methods for small fibre neuropathy will be highlighted. All participants from different fields of expertise in pain medicine, research, and treatment are encouraged to present free papers that will be selected for oral or poster sessions after peer review by the SASP board members.
The congress venue is a newly renovated congress hotel, Radisson SAS Marina Palace, located centrally in Turku on the bank of the river Aurajoki. The Congress will begin with an opening ceremony and Welcome reception on the evening of Friday, 9 May 2008. The Gala Dinner will start with appetizers on board M/S Lily taking us through the beautiful archipelago of Turku to a 19th century restaurant in the picturesque, medieval seaside town of Naantali.
Let’s make together a memorable meeting combining high scientific quality with a relaxed social atmosphere and many inspiring discussions.
The local organizing committee is looking forward to seeing you in Turku!
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