Congress Program


Monday, 04 March

        08:00-09:00

Registration

09:00-10:30

Session 1
Opening Session Fibromyalgia in 2019: Where we are and Where are we Heading?
Chairpersons: Jacob Ablin, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
                       Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini, L.Sacco University Hospital, Italy

 


09:00-09:30
Fibromyalgia State-of-the-Art Overview
Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini, L.Sacco University Hospital, Italy


09:30-10:00
Longitudinal Perspective - Past - Present - Future
Jacob Ablin,
Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel



10:00-10:30
A Sociological Perspective: Why are Doctors so Afraid of Fibromyalgia?
Winfried Häuser, Klinikum Saarbrücken, Germany

10:30-11:00

Networking, Coffee Break and visit the Exhibition 

11:00-12:30

Session 2
"Fibromyalgia Wars"
Chairperson: Roberto Casale, Italy

 


11:00-11:30
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Sides of "Psychosomatic"
Riccardo Torta, University of Turin, Italy


11:30-12:00
Transparent Pain. But you don't Look Sick at All...

 
12:00-12:30

Disability in Fibromyalgia: a Medico-Legal Perspective

12:30-13:30

Lunch Break and visit the Exhibition

13:30-15:30

Session 3
Classification and Diagnosis

 


13:30-14:00
Evolving Concepts in the Classification, Diagnosis and Epidemiology of Fibromyalgia
Marco Di Carlo, Italy

 


14:00-14:30
Is Fibromyalgia really all that Different from other Rheumatological Disorders?
Giuliana Guggino
, University of Palermo, Italy


14:30-15:00
Noniceptive, Neuropathic, Centralized Pain, are they all Wrong for Fibromyalgia?


 
15:00-15:30
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia following Immunization: Another Angle of the ‘Autoimmune (Auto-Inflammatory) Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants’ (ASIA)
Yehuda Shoenfeld, Sheba Medical Center, Israel

15:30-16:00

Networking, Coffee Break and visit the Exhibition 

16:00-17:20

Session 4
From Periphery to Central and Vice Versa; Where does Fibromyalgia Stand?

 

16:00-16:20
Mechanisms Underlying the Transition from Acute to Chronic Pain
Daniel Clauw,
University of Michigan, USA



16:20-16:40
Mechanistic Similarities between Fibromyalgia and other Chronic Pain Conditions
Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Aalborg University, Denmark



16:40-17:00
The Role of Peripheral Nociceptors in Fibromyalgia Syndrome


 
 17:00-17:20
"More Brain than Muscle" the Fibromyalgia Paradigm
Roberto Casale,
Italy

Tuesday, 05 March

        08:30-09:00

Registration

09:00-10:30

Session 5
Etiology of Fibromyalgia: "Known Knowns, Known Unknowns and Unknown Unknowns..."
Chairperson: Dan Clauw, University of Michigan, USA

 


09:00-09:30
Is it All in your Genes? (Genetics of Fibromyalgia)


09:30-10:00
The Times they are a'changin: Epigenetics of Chronic Pain
Frances MK Williams, King’s College London, UK


10:00-10:30
"Fear and Awe": How Important is Stress after all?

10:30-11:00

Networking, Coffee Break and visit the Exhibition 

11:00-12:30

Session 6
Is it All in your Head? The Neuroscience of Fibromyalgia

 


11:00-11:30
Novel Paradigms of Centralized Pain in Fibromyalgia (Pain Signatures)

Daniel Clauw, University of Michigan, USA


11:30-12:00
Tuning up our Brains: Neuromodulation for Fibromyalgia (TMS, HBOT, Neurofeedback...)


12:00-12:30
Towards Novel Classification of Complex Brain - Related Syndromes: Lessons from Brain Imaging

12:30-13:30

Lunch Break and visit the Exhibition

13:30-15:00

Session 7
Treating Fibromyalgia in 2019: Meds, Non-Meds and Cannabis


13:30-14:00
Cannabis for Fibromyalgia: the Great Green Elephant in the Room
Winfried Häuser, Klinikum Saarbrücken, Germany

 


14:00-14:30
"Alternative" Treatment may be your First Choice... (Exercise, Movement - Meditative Treatments, CBT and Hydrotherapy) 

14:30-15:00
Medicating Fibromyalgia in 2019: Any News in the Pipeline?

15:00-15:30

Networking, Coffee Break and visit the Exhibition 

15:30-16:30

Session 8
Final Session: The Road Ahead...

 


15:30-16:00
Blueprint for "Future Fibromyalgia" Conference
Jacob Ablin
,
Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel

 


16:00-16:30
Is There a Role for Prevention or Early Diagnosis in Fibromyalgia?
Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini
, L.Sacco University Hospital, Italy

 16:30

Congress Closing