The Astellas peer-to-peer meeting took place in Milan on the evening of Tuesday 28 August, 18:00-20:00. Approximately 150 invited pain physicians from across Europe, all with some knowledge or experience of using the high-dose capsaicin patch to treat peripheral neuropathic pain (NP), attended the meeting to hear an expert European faculty of practising physicians present different case studies involving treatment with high-dose capsaicin. The objective of the meeting was to share real-world experience in the use of high-dose capsaicin for the management of NP in an interactive format to provide delegates with the opportunity to liaise with physicians who have direct, handson experience of high-dose capsaicin. Interactivity was a key component of the meeting and iPad technology was utilised to encourage discussions between the faculty and the delegates. The ThoughtSort application enabled both the faculty to ask delegates questions related to their case studies and the delegates to ask the faculty questions throughout their presentations. The meeting was chaired by Dr Arun Bhaskar from the UK. He opened the meeting by welcoming the delegates, introducing the faculty, outlining the objectives of the meeting and performing a demonstration of ThoughtSort. The delegates had to work in groups to answer questions via ThoughtSort, using one iPad between four and five delegates. Details of the case studies that were presented at the meeting and summarised within this report are the personal opinions of the faculty members.
|Translated title of the contribution||Capsaicin al 8% for the management of peripheral neuropathic pain: A strategy based on clinic cases|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Revista de la Sociedad Espanola del Dolor|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2013|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine