Be Part of the Largest European Congress on Pain in 2022
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Why attend #EFIC2022?
Find out about current and future developments in pain science
Network with 3,500 healthcare professionals from all over the world
Share cutting-edge research and learn from distinguished experts in the field
Renew your clinical management skills through refresher sessions
Prepare for the European Diplomas in Pain Medicine and Pain Physiotherapy
Be part of the largest European scientific congress on pain in 2022
Meet the Scientific Programme Committee Members
Mike Bennett is the St Gemma’s Professor of Palliative Medicine and is Director of the Academic Unit of Palliative Care. The Academic Unit is an internationally recognized multidisciplinary research and teaching unit based at the University of Leeds and St Gemma’s Hospice, UK. He qualified from University of Birmingham in 1988 and completed an MD (doctoral thesis) in 1999 resulting in the LANSS Pain Scale, an internationally used tool for identifying neuropathic pain. In 2017, he secured formal University Teaching Hospice status for St Gemma’s Hospice (first in the UK) where he works clinically 2 days per week.
His main research interests are in cancer pain and neuropathic pain, and evaluating interventions at the end of life. He currently leads an £2.2m NIHR Programme Grant and a £1.4m Yorkshire Cancer Research Programme Grant focused on early integration of palliative care and better pain management for cancer patients. Since taking up his post in Leeds, he has generated over £9.5m in research grants and awards. He has published over 200 papers in scientific journals. He chaired the Cancer Pain SIG for the International Association for the Study of Pain and chaired the NCRI Palliative and Supportive Care Clinical Studies Group from 2008 to 2014, and chaired the NICE guideline evidence review on Opioids in Palliative Care.
He led the writing of Core Standards for Cancer Pain which are now adopted into the NHS and form part of the CQC inspection framework, and led the writing of the cancer pain taxonomy for ICD-11 as part of the IASP task force. He co-leads an EFIC task force on European standards for cancer pain management. He co-edited the book ‘Practical Management of complex cancer pain’ which won the BMA Book of the Year in 2015. He has chaired various organizing and scientific committees for international conferences of the European Association for Palliative Care.
Emma is based at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care, King’s College London. At King’s she led the development of the UK’s first Interprofessional Pain Education programme that is delivered annually for 1300 students from six disciplines. As a member of the European Pain Federation EFIC Education Committee, she has the privilege of chairing the Nursing Working Group that developed the EFIC Core Curriculum for the European Diploma in Pain Nursing and interprofessional competencies across the EFIC curricula. She is passionate about interprofessional and competency–based education (developing skills, knowledge and values) and works locally, nationally and internationally to improve pain education for the benefit of people in pain.
She is past chair of the British Pain Society Education Special Interest Group where she and the team have led a number of projects to develop undergraduate and postgraduate education. Emma is also a member of the International Association for the Study of Pain Education Initiatives Working Group.
Katja Boersma is Professor of Psychology at the Center of Health and Medical Psychology, Örebro University, Sweden. Her main research interests revolve around understanding the role of psychology in the experience of pain and its consequences. An overarching goal is to develop and improve upon methods to prevent and treat chronic pain problems. With diverse methodologies Katja studies individual differences in for example emotional suffering, functional disability, overuse of prescription medication and sick leave. A particular focus is on the role of emotions and the regulation of emotions in the development and treatment of these problems.
Vicky Chapman was appointed to Chair in Neuropharmacology in 2008 in the School of Life Sciences, University of Nottingham. She leads a research group focused on the mechanisms of pain and central sensitization. Experimental approaches include behavioural testing, spinal and supraspinal electrophysiology, ex vivo analysis of tissues, and in collaboration small animal fMRI and lipidomic mass spectrometry methods for the study of pain mechanisms in a range of models. She is Deputy Director of the Arthritis Research UK Pain Centre, with a current focus on peripheral and central mechanisms of osteoarthritis pain. She has published over a 100 peer reviewed articles (orcid.org/0000-0002-7969-2788).
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Who Should Attend #EFIC2022?
EFIC is the largest cutting-edge pain research congress in Europe
EFIC promotes interprofessionalism and all healthcare professionals will benefit and find content to their needs
Discuss recent clinical findings with renowned experts in their field and refresh your basic pain practice knowledge
In 2022 we are adding a special focus for GPs, providing generalists with the information they need to understand pain
Tweets from #EFIC2019
Fab session by Tamar Pincus, @drabbiejordan @MelanieNoel on reassurance, diagnostic uncertainty in chronic pain. Leads me back to healthcare’s problematic idea that biomedical = certain, whereas biopsychosocial = uncertain. We all need more #healthliteracy #EFIC2019 pic.twitter.com/353HIUT7OP
— C. Meghan McMurtry (@DrMcMurtry) September 5, 2019
Grateful to have been apart of the #younginvestigators symposium and to talk about exciting work coming out of the @BPPLab focused on graded exposure treatment for adolescents with chronic pain. Great way to wrap up #EFIC2019 ! pic.twitter.com/Ac3usWEUQh
— Lauren Harrison (@harrison_laur) September 7, 2019
Nice talk to kick off #EFIC2019 by @MiraMeeus about the importance explaining and normalizing post-exercise pain flares in patients with chronic pain in an attempt to retrain the brain and shift negative associations between pain and exercise. pic.twitter.com/PPvB8SR8pK
— Lauren Harrison (@harrison_laur) September 4, 2019
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