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The 1st International Seminar of the PRC and EAPC RN took place at Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark. 184 participants from all over the world attended, and all in all there were 27 plenary talks in 10 plenary sessions. The plenary sessions were on: classification and pain, patophysiology, diagnosis and treatment, status and progress on projects, danish research projects, the PRC international PhD programme, the European pharmacogenetic opioid study, opioids, and challenges and perspectives.

Powerpoint-presentations from the seminar:
Trude R Balstad – Cachexia studies: Background and methods
Michael I Bennett – Study of neuropathic pain in cancer (SONIC)
Cinzia Brunelli – GI obstruction: an Italian EPCCS add-on
David Currow – Dyspnoea in cancer
Geana Paula Kurita – Neuropsychological measurement in cancer patients: A validation study
Marie Fallon – Neuropathic cancer pain
Marie Fallon – TvT study: Two step vs. three step WHO analgesic ladder
Marianne Jensen Hjermstad – European palliative cancer care symptom study (EPCCS)
Pål Klepstad – European pharmacogenetic opioid study (EPOS)
Jon Håvard Loge – Challenges and solutions to the diagnosis and treatment of psychological distress
Mette Asbjørn Neergaard – Palliative care research in the primary sector
Per Sjøgren – New knowledge on opioids – Does it matter in the clinic?
Florian Strasser – Process quality indicators, quality of life and costs: A longitudinal study
Helle Timm – The mapping of palliative care in Denmark and Europe

In addition, these held plenary lectures in Copenhagen:
• Konrad Fassbender
• Mogens Grønvold
• Lena Lundorff
• Dagny Faksvåg Haugen
• Stein Kaasa

The scientific committee:             The organising committee:
Stein Kaasa, NO (chair)                     Per Sjøgren, DK (chair)
Luc Deliens, BE                                   Jacob Sørensen, DK
Augusto Caraceni, IT                         Helle Timm, DK
Per Sjøgren, DK                                  Lena Lundorff, DK
Lena Lundorff, DK                             Nan Sonne, DK
Elisabeth Brenne, NO                        Bodil A. Jespersen, DK
Dagny F. Haugen, NO
Marianne J. Hjermstad, NO

The organisers:
• Danish Knowledge Centre for Palliative Care (PAVI)
• Section of Acute Pain Management and Palliative Medicine at Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital
• Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
• Trondheim University Hospital

The sponsors:
• Astellas
• Grünenthal
• norpharma a/s
• Nycomed
• ProStrakan
• Kræftens Bekæmpelse

Click here to download the full seminar programme.