Program Wednesday October 30, 2019

The Final Program is available here

A new approach to old questions

Moderator: Hanne Albert
08.25 Introduction
Hanne Albert 
08.30 Stepwise program in treating patients with Modic changes
Michiel Schepers
08.50 The results of inflammation restoring treatment of acute lumbar disc herniations 
Alexander Thachev and Hanne Albert 
09.10 Lumbar neurodynamic tests are accurate in identifying radicular pain due to disc herniation but fail in identifying foraminal stenosis
Harald Ekedahl
09.25 Topographic Hybrid SPECT-CT Scan for Non-Specific Low Back Pain
Erik van de Kelft
09.35 Preliminary findings from an active surveillance reporting system for spinal manipulative therapy regulated providers and low back pain patients
Martha Funabashi
09.45 Movement Break
09.50 Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of neuromuscular exercise and back care counseling in female healthcare workers with recurrent
non-specific low back pain: A two-year follow-up of a randomized controlled trial
Jaana Suni
10.05 Restorative Neurostimulation for Chronic Low Back Pain: Long-Term Results
Christopher Gilligan
10.20 Brief intervention vs. multidisciplinary intervention in facilitating return to work in low back pain patients: results from two randomized intervention studies including 948 patients with 100% follow-up
Ole Kudsk Jensen
10.35   Discussion
10.45 Morning Break

Who gets Pelvic Girdle Pain, how to evaluate it?

Moderators: Britt Stuge & Annelie Gutke 
11.15 Introduction
Britt Stuge  
11.20 Prevalence and severity of low back- and pelvic girdle pain in pregnant Nepalese women
Britt Stuge

Physical function in pregnant women with pelvic girdle pain, asymptomatic pregnant and non-pregnant women – investigating the Timed Up and Go test, kinematic and spatiotemporal characteristics during gait and the Stork test 
Lene Christensen 

11.45 Hip radiograph findings in young, middle aged and older adults undergoing image guided sacroiliac joint injections for posterior pelvic pain
Heidi Prather  
12.00 Questions & Discussion 
12.15 Lunch Break

Can pelvic girdle pain be predicted by muscle activation during the active straight leg raise? A comparison between pregnant and non-pregnant women
Daniela Aldabe 


Is Transcutaneous Electric Nervous Stimulation (TENS) or acupuncture the most effective non-pharmacologic treatment strategy for women with pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy? a randomized controlled trial
Annika Svahn Ekhahl

13.40 Outcomes and outcome measurements in intervention studies of pelvic girdle pain, a systematic review
Francesca Wuytack
13.50 Development of a consensus-based core outcome set for pelvic girdle pain 
Alexandria Remus
14.00 Discussion   
14.20 End Discussion and Movement Break 

Primary Care for Low Back Pain

Moderator: Maurits van Tulder & Bart Koes 
14.25 Introduction
Maurits van Tulder  
14.30 What low back pain is and why we need to pay attention
Jan Hartvigsen
14.50 Prevention and treatment of low back pain: evidence, challenges and promising directions
Bart Koes  
15.10 Afternoon Break 
15.40 Low back pain: a call for action
Maurits van Tulder  
16.00 Low back pain in primary care: challenges for the future
Jean-François Chenot  
16.20 Global Spine Care Initiative: An international and interprofessional Delphi process to develop a Model of Care for people presenting with back pain and disability
Claire Johnson
16.35 Discussion
16.50 Closure


19.15 - 23.00 Gala Dinner at Horta Antwerp
(Registration is mandatory)