Sympathetic Dystrophy, also known as RSD, is a chronic, painful,
debilitating neurological condition which affects millions of
people here in this country and around the world. In a first,
USF’s College of Medicine engaged pain experts in Japan,
Germany, Sweden as well as in the US in a live discussion over
the Internet on the treatment of this syndrome.
The symposium focused on the use of opioids (narcotics) to treat RSD in
both adults and children and was witnessed by a worldwide audience composed of physicians, researchers, and health
professionals through the use of a new Internet technology known as
panel of pain experts represent the fields of neurology, anesthesiology
Kiefer. Anesthesiologist from Eberhard-Karls University Medical
School (Tuebingen, Germany)
Dr. Stephen M.
Butler, Anesthesiologist from Uppsala University (Uppsala,
Dr. Robert Schwartzman,
Neurologist from MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine
Dr. Maria Wilson
Dr. Anthony Kirkpatrick
(USF, Dept. Internal Medicine)
Dr. Alyssa LeBel.
Anesthesiologist from Harvard Medical School (Boston, Massachusetts)
Dr. Sabine Kost-Byerly,
Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Maryland)
Dr. Seddon Savage.
Anesthesiologist from Dartmouth Medical School (Manchester,