The Observatory of Pain travels to Bilbao for the XXII Congress of the Spanish Society of Pain

Last week we traveled to Bilbao to participate in the XVII edition of the Congress of the Spanish Society of Pain (SED). During the days 13, 14, 15 and 16 of October, the Euskalduna Palace became the meeting point of more than 800 experts who did not want to miss the latest news in the field of chronic pain

Under the slogan “Come and learn what is not written”, the event counted with more than 50 workshops and scientific sessions that were characterized by their transversal and multidisciplinary nature. 

After a Wednesday full of workshops, the event officially began on Thursday with the opening conference that counted with the interventions of the president of the Congress, María Luisa Franco, the president of the SED, Víctor Mayoral, the president of the Scientific Committee, Carlos Goicoechea and the communication member of the SED, María de Madariaga.

On Friday, two of our workmates shared with the attendees the latest studies and projects of the observatory in some of the poster sessions that took place throughout the day. The physiotherapist Marta Moreno Ligero was in charge of presenting the poster “Prevalence of diagnosed and undiagnosed arthritis in the general Spanish population and associated factors” that condensed the most relevant information of one of our most recent studies. 

Then, also during the “Musculoskeletal Pain” session, she presented to the attendees the PainReApp project, a physical exercise program based on a m-health system for people with chronic low back pain, fibromyalgia and diabetic neuropathic pain.

After the lunch break, our workmate José A. Moral-Munoz, physiotherapist and doctor by the University of Cádiz, showed the results obtained in the systematic review of the literature about the psychological factors associated with the adherence to analgesic treatment in patients with chronic pain that has also been recently published in the Journal of the Spanish Society of Pain (RESED) (Link to the article). 

Finally, and to close the Observatory’s participation in the event, José A. Moral-Munoz talked about the relationship between sleep quality and diabetic neuropathic pain, the main topic of our study “Sleep characteristics in diabetic patients depending on the occurrence of Neuropathic Pain and related factors” published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

In short, both speakers and the rest of the attendees could enjoy a quality scientific meeting that stood out, above all, for the diversity of topics and for the multidisciplinary nature of the participants. Now it’s time to wait for next year’s congress in Valencia, which will be as successful or even more successful than this edition.

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