Tim Beames MSc BSc MCSP, UK

Tim lives in London where he works as a physiotherapist for Pain and Performance offering treatment for people suffering persistent pain. He is also the principal instructor for NOI UK.

Having completed his Masters in Pain: Science & Society at King’s College London he has developed a special interest in complex and persistent pain states and particularly altered bodily perception and it’s relation to individual pain states.

He teaches several post-graduate courses throughout the UK, Europe, America and Australia. These include Explain Pain, Mobilisation of the Nervous System and Graded Motor Imagery for NOI and The Pain Picture for Pain and Performance.

He is co-author of the Graded Motor Imagery Handbook (2012) alongside Lorimer Moseley, David Butler and Tom Giles and also the chapter on management of cervical spine disorders in the 8th edition of Maitland’s Vertebral Manipulation (2013). He has also published studies on Graded Motor Imagery and body perception in peer-reviewed journals.


Professor Frank Birklein

Head of Peripheral Nerve Disorders, and Pain Research and Treatment at the Department of Neurology, University Medical Centre Mainz, Germany


Dr Andreas Goebel

Dr. Andreas Goebel was born and raised in Wiesbaden/Germany. He trained in Anaesthesia / Pain Medicine in Wuerzburg/Germany, and in the UK (Oxford, UCL), and received further training in post-trauma immunology at Harvard Medical School, Boston, US.

He has been appointed Consultant in Pain Medicine at the Liverpool Walton Centre in 2007, and Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool in 2008 (Reader in 2016)

Dr. Goebel’s research has focused on the role of the immune system in causing chronic pain. Based on his laboratory work he has developed the idea of ‘autoantibody-pain’, a conceptual framework for explaining longstanding Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), and additional chronic pains. He has been successfully testing innovative immune-modulating treatments, particularly for the group of patients with longstanding CRPS.

Dr. Goebel has initiated, and has been leading the UK interdisciplinary CRPS Guidelines Group, under the Umbrella of the UK Royal College of Physicians, which has published its first guidance in May 2012 endorsed by 21 UK professional organisations and Royal Colleges. He is Chair-elect of the Special Interest Group ‘CRPS’ of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP).


Robert Norman Harden, MD

Professor Emeritus of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Room Onterie Building
345 E Superior
Chicago IL 60611


Dr. Dominic Hegarty

BSc. BMedSc., MB BCh BAO, MSc (Pain Management), PhD.,
FCARSCI, FFPM CAI, FIPP

Chair of CRPS Cork 2017 Organizing Committee
Consultant in Pain Management & Neuromodulation, Cork University Hospital, Ireland
Honorary Consultant Guy’s & St. Thomas’ Hospital, London,
Senior Clinical Lecturer University College Cork,
Clinical Lead In Neuromodulation Research, Tyndall National Institute, Cork
WIP Ireland Section Chair & Co-Chair WIP Congress Planning Committee for Dublin 2018

Dr. Dominic Hegarty is a Consultant in Pain Management & Neuromodulation and WIP Ireland section chair. He completed his fellowship at Guy’s & St. Thomas’ Hospital London where he remains an Honorary Consultant.
He established and in presently Chair of the CRPS Interhospital Forum to facilitate the communication across healthcare professionals. The forum aims to accelerate the delivery of service to CRPS patients by increasing awareness and defining suitable treatment pathways.
He is a well recognized expert in the field of pain management and has published widely on pain matters.


Frank J.P.M. Huygen MD PhD

Professor in Anesthesiology
Director Pain Treatment and Research Centre
University Hospital Rotterdam
The Netherlands


Jenny Lewis

Senior Clinical Research Occupational Therapist at The Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases
University of the West of England McGill University
Bath, United Kingdom


Professor Candy McCabe PhD RGN

Candy McCabe is the Florence Nightingale Foundation Chair in Clinical Nursing Practice Research at the University of the West of England, Bristol and the Royal United Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Bath, UK. She trained as a nurse at St. Thomas’ Hospital, London and after working in a variety of specialties including ward based and research work, she moved to the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD), Bath in the mid- 90’s. Since this time her research and clinical interests directly relate to increasing our understanding of the mechanisms and potential therapies for those with chronic unexplained pain, particularly that of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and other Rheumatology and neuropathic pain conditions. She leads PROactive (Pain Rehabilitation and Innovation), a multi-disciplinary clinical research team whose work is focused on children and adults with neuropathic and musculoskeletal pain. She is the Clinical lead of the UK national services for CRPS, and those suffering with highly complex Cancer late effects.

Candy is a member of a number of national and international committees in the specialties of rheumatology and pain, co-founder and Chair of the CRPS UK Clinical Research Network, and Chair of the Scientific committee for the International Research Consortium for CRPS. She is the immediate past-Chair of the IASP Special Interest Group for CRPS, and a past-member of the British Pain Society Scientific Committee.


Dr. Roberto S.G.M. Perez

Roberto Perez, trained as a physical therapist and human movement scientist, currently works as a professor for pain and palliative care research at the department of anesthesiology of the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam. His fields of expertise concern chronic pain (in particular CRPS) and palliative care, whereby he focuses on clinical trial methodology, epidemiological, diagnostic and clinimetric aspects of pain and palliative care research. His research activities mainly focus on diagnosis and prognosis , development of measurement instruments and symptom control of chronic pain and terminally ill patients. He has contributed to the development of evidence based multidisciplinary treatment guidelines of CRPS and Cancer Pain, and participates in national and international research collaborations and consortia, and is a faculty member of the Special Interest Group “Complex Regional Pain Syndrome” of the IASP.


Lone Knudsen

Lone Knudsen, MSc Psych, PhD, is the chair of the scientific committee of the CRPS SIG. She has undertaken full time research into CRPS for a number of years, most lately at the Danish Pain Research Center, Aarhus University, Denmark. She performed her PhD with Professor Peter Drummond at Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia. Currently, she is doing clinical work as a psychologist at the Spinal Cord Injury Centre of Western Denmark whilst continuing her research into CRPS. Her research interests are primarily the role of pain modulation mechanisms and psychological factors in CRPS and spinal cord injury. She is co-editor of the neuropathic pain section of the journal Pain Medicine.

Professor André Mouraux, MD, PhD

André Mouraux is Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and the Institute of Neuroscience of the University of Louvain. Using non-invasive functional neuroimaging techniques such as electroencephalography (EEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), combined with novel techniques to selectively activate specific classes of nociceptive afferents, his research aims at understanding (1) how the human brain processes nociceptive sensory input and how this leads to the perception of pain and (2) how plastic changes in nociceptive pathways that occur after inflammation, injury or sustained nociceptive input that induce peripheral and central sensitization and may underlie the development of chronic pain in humans.


Confirmed Speakers

Adolf W. Karchmer, USA


Bruno Hoen, France


M Hannan, Ireland


Arnold Bayer, USA


Ralph Corey, USA


Michael J. Rybak, USA


Patricia Munoz, Spain


Barbara Hasse, Switzerland


Carlos Mestres, Abu Dhabi


Francesco Scaglione, Italy


Ignacio Martin-Loeches, Ireland


Juan Ambrosioni, Switzerland

Stephan Schuler, USA


Evgenij Potapov, Berlin


Jim Schuermann, USA


Dr Efthymia Giannitsioti, Greece


Prof John Hurley, Ireland


Steve Gordon, Cleveland Clinic USA


Kevin Walsh, Ireland


Mark Dayer, UK


Martin Thornhil, UK


Peter Lockhart, USA


Phillipe Moreillon ,France


Christian Lamas, Brazil

Claudio Fortes, Brazil


Winners 2015 :Juan Pericas from Hospital Clinic of Barcelona Endocarditis Study


Winners 2015: Frank Oechslin University of Lausanne, Switzerland


Hussein Risk, Egypt


Vikram Holenarasipur, Mayo Clinic USA


Romney Humphries, USA


Zeina Kanafani, Lebanon


Larry Baddour, USA


Larry Kauvar, USA

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