I attended the Convergences PP congress in Nimes recently. There were several interesting presentations including the results of the nerve block trial carried out by several pain teams in France.
The results show that diagnostic blocks are still important but that therapeutic nerve blocks with steroids are not of long term benefit in the majority of patients.
There were several presentations about Botulinum Toxin A and also a capsaicin patch ( the latter for post-operative pain ) lasting for several weeks.
Two patient representatives, Francoise Watel and I did a session on "Supporting patients with pelvic pain " ( picture attached ) There was also a meeting of pelvic pain patient reps from several European countries at which I spoke about the pelvic pain meeting that the Pelvic Pain Support Network hosted in London in March and also about Pain Alliance Europe and the Societal Impact of Pain.