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3rd SSIPM Congress
December 2-3, 2011 Montreux
Swiss Society for Interventional Pain Management
Swiss Neuromodulation Society


Impact of pain research on daily
practice: change your routine
Table of Contents
General Information Faculty and Chairs Confirmed Congress Sponsors and Exhibitors Commercial Exhibition and Sponsoring

Welcome Message
Dear Colleagues, The Swiss Society for Interventional Pain Management and the Swiss Neuromodulation Society are proud to welcome you in Montreux for our joint annual meeting. It is the third annual congress of the SSIPM and the first for the SNS. This year we decided to focus on the following subject: Impact of pain research on daily
practice: change your routine
Often the link between research and clinical practice is complex. It is sometimes difficult to apply recent developments in daily practice. We specifically asked our speakers this year to focus on this aspect. We hope it will help participants to treat patients better under the light of new developments and updated research. As we did every year, we invited a pannel of worldwide reknown speakers and we hope the exchanges will be fruitfull. Ladies and gentlemen, open your agendas and book these dates! We hope to see you all in Montreux early December. Philippe Mavrocordatos, MD, FIPP Christophe Perruchoud, MD Congress Chairman Congress Chairman Committees
Scientific committee
Philippe Mavrocordatos, Lausanne (Switzerland) Congress Christophe Perruchoud, Morges (Switzerland) Congress Chairman Local organizing committee
Philippe Mavrocordatos, SSIPM, Lausanne/Geneva Congress Christophe Perruchoud, Morges Congress Chairman Catherine Perrin, CP Consulting, Montreux Congress General Information
Congress date
The meeting will start on Friday, December 2 , 2011, at 10 AM, and will finish on Saturday, December 3, 2011, at 1 PM with lunch. Congress venue and location
The 3rd Swiss Society for Interventional Pain Management (SSIPM) Congress 2011 together with the Swiss Neuromodulation Society will be held at the Golf-Hotel, Montreux: Golf-Hotel
35, rue du Bon-Port
CH – 1820 Montreux
T +41 21 966 25 25
F +41 21 963 03 52
[email protected]
This hotel is located on the shores of Lake of Geneva in a Mediterranean, very quiet and
romantic garden with palm trees and other exotic plants.
How to get there:
by car: highway, exit at Montreux (from north-ouest) and at Villeneuve (from south-east)
by train: from the main station Montreux, take bus no 1 from station "Débarcadère" to station
"Bon-Port ".
Congress organizer

CP Consulting has been selected by SSIPM as the official Congress organizer to process
registrations, exhibition and sponsorship. All correspondence should be sent to:
CP Consulting
15, avenue des Planches
CH – 1820 Montreux
T +41 21 963 21 39
F +41 21 963 21 49
[email protected]
General Information

Congress documents and badges

Congress documents should be collected on location at the registration desk at the Golf-Hotel.
Name badges must be worn visibly at all times during the congress and in the exhibition area.
Certificate of attendance

A certificate of attendance will be distributed at the congress from Friday afternoon onwards.
This certificate will also facilitate to claim CME credits in your country.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits

The 3rd SSIPM Congress 2011 has CME approval for the official scientific programme. The
number of credits will be confirmed on the certificate of attendance.
About Montreux
Montreux is located between lake and mountains, called the Swiss Riviera. Montreux enjoys a
particularly mild an pleasant climate thanks to its privileged location on the shores of Lake
Geneva and at the foot of the Alps.
There are always something happening on the Swiss Riviera, whether it be the international
events punctuating the year: the Jazz Festival in July, the Septembre Musical in September,
the Festival du Rire and the Christmas Market in winter.
The fascinating landscape of the Swiss Riviera makes your stay unforgettable. The beautiful
terraced vineards of Lavaux, diving into the crystal blue waters of Lake Geneva, offering a
breathtaking view which leaves nobody untouched, are part of the UNESCO world heritage.

Montreux is an ideal place for meetings and starting point for excursions in Western
How to get to Montreux

Located in the centre of Europe, Montreux is easily accessible by air (Geneva/Zurich), car or
train from all major European cities. Montreux is only 50 minutes away from the international
airport of Geneva, 2 hours from the international airport of Zurich. These airports have its
own trains station linked to (Berne), Lausanne, Montreux.
General Information
Letter of invitation for visa purposes

A letter of invitation can be requested once the applicable fees have been paid. Letters of
invitation do not imply a commitment from the congress to provide financial support.
Local office

Catherine Perrin
CP Consulting
15, avenue des Planches
CH – 1820 Montreux
T +41 21 963 21 39
F +41 21 963 21 49
[email protected]
Official language

The official meeting language is English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.
Registration desk opening hours

Friday, December 2, 2011:
Saturday, December 3, 2011:

A personal travel insurance policy to cover theft, loss and medical problem is highly
recommended. SSIPM 2009 and CP Consulting as organisers cannot accept to be held liable
for any problem caused during the participant's travel and stay at the congress.

The entry formalities for Switzerland vary according to the country of origin. All visitors
entering Switzerland must possess a valid passport (for EU-citizens, a valid Identity card).
Please check the current visa requirements on


Registration can be done only on-line: > registration. Once registrated
and paid, you will get the final confirmation of your participation.
Registration fees

untill 30.11.11
on location
Non members of SSIPM Trainees, nurses , physiotherapists, students Social event (dinner) (bus transfer (For trainees, nurses, physiotherapists and students, a letter of confirmation from the Head of
Department or a student card has to be shown at the registration desk.)
Take advantage of the early bird registration fee and register before November 30, 2011.
After November 30, 2011, on-line registration is closed.
(Participant's registration fees include admission to the scientific sessions, congress
documents, including badge and congress bag, final programme and abstract book, access to
commercial exhibition, coffee breaks, lunches and certificate of attendance.)
Methods of payment

Payment of registration and social event may be made by bank transfer to the following
IBAN: CH89 0024 9249 7833 6445 M
Payment on location may be made by credit cards (Euro Card/MasterCard or Visa) or through
cash payment.


Participants who like to stay at Golf-Hotel can reserve their room at the same time as the
register for the congress: Participants who like to stay at other hotels in
Montreux contact:
FRIDAY, December 2, 2011 - Golf-Hotel - Montreux
Opening ceremony
Philippe Mavrocordatos, Lausanne, Switzerland
Perruchoud, Morges, Switzerland
Intrathecal agents: update on admixture and off label use
Sam Eldabe, Middleborough (UK)
The bird study (intrathecal baclofen for CRPS with dystonia)
Jacobus J. Van Hilten (Bob), Leuven (NL)
Peripheral nerve stimulation for fibromyalgia
Mark Plazier, Antwerben (BE)
High frequency stimulation
Jean-Pierre Van Buyten, Sint-Niklaas (BE)
How does research impact on clinical practice?
Frank Huygen, Rotterdam (NL)
How well is the mechanism based approach replacing the WHO ladder?
Müller-Schwefe, Göppingen (DE)
Patricia Zangger, Sion (CH) Low back pain interventional pain management: evidence based and
cost-effective strategy
Cohen, Baltimore (USA)
Friedrich Bremerich, Basel (CH) Spinal stenosis: new options?
Nagy A. Mekhail, Cleveland (USA)
(the bus is leaving at 19:30 from Golf-Hotel)
SATURDAY, December 3, 2011
What psycho-social factors really impact on pain management?
Beverly-Jane Collet, Leicester (UK)
Christine Cedraski, Geneva (CH) Complex regional pain syndrome: impact of research on the clinical
management strategy

Salim Hayek, Cleveland (USA)

Future options in interventional pain therapies
Medico-legal aspects of interventional treatments in Switzerland
Hans-Peter Kuhn, Bern (CH)
Closing ceremony

Beverly-Jane Bollet
, Leicester (UK)
Steven P. Cohen Baltimore (USA)
Sam Eldabe, Middlesborough (UK)
Salim Hayek, Cleveland (USA)
Frank Huygen, Rotterdam (NL)
Hans-Peter Kuhn, Bern (CH)
Nagy A. Mekhail, Cleveland (USA)
Gerhard Müller-Schwefe, Göppingen (DE)
Mark Plazier, Antwerben (BE)
Jacobus J. Van Hilten, Leuven (NL)
Jean-Pierre Van Buyten, Sint-Niklaas (BE)

Friedrich Bermerich
, Basel (CH)
Christine Cedraski, Geneva (CH)
Michele Curatolo, Bern (CH)
Sam Eldabe, Middlesborough (UK)
Frank Huygen, Rotterdam (NL)
Philippe Mavrocordatos, Lausanne/Geneva (CH)
Thomas Mietzsch, Valens (CH)
Christophe Perruchoud, Lausanne (CH)
Blaise Rutschmann, Morges (CH)
Vera Sattelmeyer, Vevey (CH)
Philippe Vuadens, Sion (CH)
Patricia Zangger, Sion (CH)

Confirmed Congress Sponsors and Exhibitors
The Swiss Society for Interventional Pain Management SSIPM would like to thank the following confirmed sponsors and exhibitors. Medtronic
St. Jude Medical (Schweiz) AG
NEVRO Corporation
Astellas Pharma AG
Grünenthal Pharma AG
Eli Lilly (Schweiz) AG
Commercial Exhibition and Sponsoring

During the meeting, SSIPM presents an attractive exhibition to all participants and
accompanying persons. All coffee breaks and catering will be served in the exhibition area.
Exhibition opening hours: Friday, December 2, 2011, from 10 AM to Saturday, December 3,
2011, till 1 PM

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