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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
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).
Prof. Albert Dahan graduated from de Vrije University in Amsterdam (MD; 1986) and Leiden University (PhD; 1990). After receiving his PhD degree, he began his residency in Anesthesiology in 1990 (a 5-year program) and founded in 1992 the Anesthesia & Pain Research Unit, a clinical research united dedicated to cardiorespiratory research. He became staff anesthesiologist in 1995 and full professor of Anesthesiology in 2014. The research unit, which he leads since its inception, performs outcomes research in anesthesia and pain (treatment) with special focus on respiratory physiology and pharmacology, and aims the widespread distribution of gained knowledge in close collaboration with academic and non-academic partners. The work in the research unit is made possible by a multitude of grants that he received from national and international funding agencies and commercial partners. Currently there are 20 PhD students in the department working under his leadership on novel anesthesia techniques, phenotyping pain patients as biomarker of pain treatment (for example by using cornea confocal microscopy to quantify small fiber neuropathy), and the pharmacology of opioids and anesthetics. He published over 400 peer reviewed papers on respiration, pain, pain treatment, anesthesia, and opioid-induced respiratory depression.
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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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