Online Course
on demand
Following the Cancer Pain Academy, an in-person course held in Rome on 13-14 December 2023, educational on-demand content is now available free of charge via OncoCorner.
The course aimed at creating an interactive programme dedicated to oncologists, surgeons, nurses, patient advocates, radiologists, anaesthesiologists and pharmacists to help improve the quality of cancer pain management and to deepen the holistic approach in this care with the points of view of different experts.
Course Format
- Plenary lectures on state-of-the-art clinical treatments with reference to clinical guidelines
- Clinical case presentations and discussion with an international faculty of top experts
- Ground round workshop to put learnings into practice

Learning Objectives
- To raise awareness about the essentials of cancer pain (i.e., pathophysiology of cancer pain and how to assess classify it)
- To discuss the management of pain cases (an interdisciplinary panel discussion)
- To focus on the importance of when and how to involve the interdisciplinary care team in the care plan
- To educate participants on coping with stressful situations in managing cancer patients with pain

Main Topics
- Pathophysiology of cancer pain
- Assessment and classification of cancer pain
- ESMO & country guidelines in the treatment of cancer pain
- Multimodal management of cancer pain treatment
- Biopsychosocial model of treating cancer pain
- Involvement of interdisciplinary teams in the care plan

Accreditation and Certificates
Application for CME recognition has been submitted to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).  
The programme was recognised as being of high quality from both a scientific and didactic point of view and was awarded 7 CME credits.
EACCME credits are recognised by the American Medical Association towards the Physician’s Recognition Award (PRA).

Participants will be issued a certificate of attendance (minimum attendance: 75% of the entire course). An online evaluation questionnaire and learning assessment test will need to be completed in order to get the certificate that will be issued by email.

This course is made possible thanks to independent educational grants from Cloud Pathology Group and Mundipharma.

13/12/2023 CET


13/12/2023 CET

Welcome, introduction and objectives

Chair: Aapro Matti, CH
Chair: Ahmedzai Sam, UK
Chair: de Munter Johan , BE
13/12/2023 CET

Unlearning and healing chronic pain

Discussant: Schubiner Howard, US
13/12/2023 CET

Essentials of cancer pain: the pathophysiology of cancer pain and how to assess and classify it

- Pathophysiology
- Assessment and classification
Discussant: Morlion Bart, BE
Discussant: Shkodra Morena , IT
13/12/2023 CET

Learning from the best – expert top tips

- ESMO and country guidelines
- Multimodal management
- Biopsychosocial model
- EFIC guidelines for pain management in Cancer Patients
Discussant: Ahmedzai Sam, UK
Discussant: Eisenberg Elon, IL
Discussant: Fallon Marie, UK
Discussant: Travado Luzia, PT
13/12/2023 CET

Managing pain cases – an interdisciplinary panel discussion

- Multidisciplinary Care of Pain at Advanced Pancreatic Cancer – Manjola Luzi, AL
- Cervical Cancer Pain: a challenge to improve Quality of Life in a young patient – Giulia Manessi, IT
- A Case Report of Opioid Induced Hyperalgesia (OIH) - Juarda Gjonbrataj, AL
13/12/2023 CET

3 12-minute cases prepared by Faculty

- A case of cancer pain: the specific role of radiotherapy
- A case of cancer pain: how to evaluate the risk of vertebral fracture and the need for neurosurgical intervention
- A case of cancer pain: how assessment and treatment are organised in China
Discussant: Billiet Charlotte, BE
Discussant: Duff John M., CH
Discussant: Liu Dongying, CN
13/12/2023 CET

Closing remarks

Chair: Ahmedzai Sam, UK
14/12/2023 CET


14/12/2023 CET

Welcome back and regroup

Chair: Aapro Matti, CH
Chair: Ahmedzai Sam, UK
Chair: de Munter Johan , BE
14/12/2023 CET

Collaboration is key – when and how to involve the interdisciplinary care team in the care plan

Discussant: de Munter Johan , BE
14/12/2023 CET

Grand rounds regroup

- Pain in a young woman with breast cancer - Catalina Gabriela Bezarau, RO
- Patient with tongue cancer: a multidisciplinary approach to pain management and supportive care - Magdalena Bitner-Bieleszuk, PL
- You’re getting on my nerves: Challenges in neuropathic pain - Francisco Javier Calleja Holgado, ES
- The difficulty in managing superficial necrotic tumor lesions – Ricardo Roque, PT
- Pain management in metastatic colon cancer - Nino Laperashvili, GE
- Multiple myeloma, Bortezomib – Anna Zilic, RS 
14/12/2023 CET

Communication with patients: dos and don’ts

Discussant: Fallowfield Lesley, UK
14/12/2023 CET

Dealing with stressful situations in managing cancer patients with pain

Discussant: Travado Luzia, PT
14/12/2023 CET

Closing remarks

Chair: Aapro Matti, CH
Chair: Ahmedzai Sam, UK
Chair: de Munter Johan , BE
Aapro Matti

Sharing Progress in Cancer Care and Clinique de Genolier, Bellinzona and Genolier, Switzerland
Ahmedzai Sam

The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Billiet Charlotte

Iridium Netwerk, Wilrijk, Belgium
de Munter Johan

University Hospital Ghent, Ghent, Belgium
Duff John M.

Clinique de Genolier, Genolier, Switzerland
Eisenberg Elon

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
Fallon Marie

Edinburgh Cancer Research UK Centre, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Fallowfield Lesley

University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom
Liu Dongying

Tianjin Medical University Cancer Hospital, Tianjin, China
Morlion Bart

University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Schubiner Howard

Clinical Professor, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, USA
Shkodra Morena

Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy
Travado Luzia

Clinician and Researcher of Psycho-Oncology at Champalimaud Clinical & Research Centre, Lisbon, Portugal