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Pain in Europe XI


What is the European Pain Federation?

The European Pain Federation, EFIC®, is a multidisciplinary professional organisation in the field of pain research and medicine. Established in 1993, it combines the expertise and experience of 37 European Pain Chapters, representing more than 20.000 healthcare professionals, such as physicians, basic researchers, nurses, physiotherapists, psychologists and other healthcare professionals across Europe, who dedicate themselves to the phenomena of acute and chronic pain syndromes.
The congresses of the European Pain Federation give access to leading lecturers and a scientific programme consisting of the latest evidence-based and best-practice-based medicine in all relevant disciplines in the field of pain management.
The 11th Congress of the European Pain Federation, Pain in Europe XI, will take place in the Spanish town of Valencia, from 4-7 September 2019. This major biennial gathering brings together the most recognised experts in the field of pain medicine to exchange knowledge, ideas and the latest advances in the field.

Why you should attend:

  • Pain in Europe is the largest scientific congress on pain in 2019.
  • ​Pain in Europe shines a spotlight on current trends and future developments in pain medicine.​
  • Join the community of pain physicians and scientists, share cutting edge research ​and network with distinguished experts in the field.
  • Renew your knowledge and clinical management skills through refresher sessions.
  • Prepare for the European Diplomas in Pain Medicine and Pain Physiotherapy.

Key Dates

Deadline for Workshop
Proposal Submission
Monday, 18 June 2018

Abstract Submission
Monday, 3 September 2018

Registration and Accommodation
System Open
November 2018

Deadline for
Abstract Submission
Tuesday, 28 February 2019

Early Bird Registration
Thursday, 14 May 2019

Pain in Europe XI
Congress Dates
4 – 7 September 2019

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The EFIC Education platform is online!

You do not need to wait until 2019 to access Pain in Europe content.

The EFIC Education Platform offers you a selection of highlights from earlier congresses and other European Pain Federation educational events.

View the programme schedule of Pain in Europe XI by clicking on the options shown here. The congress programme will include various different active and interactive session formats such as: Educational Workshops, Scientific Symposia, Meet the Speakers, Special and Plenary Lectures, Young Investigators‘ Sessions and Refresher Courses.

Pain Syndromes
  • Pain in General
  • Pain in Children
  • Pain in the Elderly
  • Pain in Vulnerable Groups
  • Acute Pain
  • Cancer Pain
  • Central Neuropathic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Headache
  • Low Back Pain and Lumboradicular Pain
  • Orofacial Pain
  • Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Pain in the Neck and Cervicoradicular Pain
  • Peripheral Neuropathic Pain
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Vascular Pain
  • Visceral Pain
  • Widespread Pain
Basics in Pain
  • Anatomy and Physiology Somatosensory System
  • Biology
  • Definition and Classification
  • Digitization in Pain Management
  • Education of Pain Care
  • Epidemiology
  • Ethics and Legal Issues
  • History
  • Organisation of Clinical Pain Care
  • Organisation of Research In Pain
  • Psychology
  • Societal Impact
Diagnosis & Measurement In Pain
  • Clinical Diagnostics for the Assessment of Pain
  • Instruments for the Assessment of Pain
  • Measurement of Psychosocial Aspects of Pain
  • Structural and Functional Imaging in Pain
Pain Therapies
  • Complementary Medicine
  • Interventional Blockade Therapies
  • Multidisciplinary Programs
  • Neuromodulative Therapies
  • Palliative Care
  • Pharmacological Therapies
  • Physical/Occupational Therapies
  • Placebo
  • Psychological Therapies
  • Rehabilitation Therapies
  • Surgical Therapies

Update Feed

The European Parliament just adopted a resolution on cannabis for medicinal purposes. Last year EFIC set out its position on the appropriate use of cannabis‐based medicines and medical cannabis for chronic pain management. More info here

Did you know? Physical activity reduces your chance of developing low back pain by 40%! At our 2019 congress, we will hold an interactive session where physios, doctors and patients discuss and exchange views on this topic #onthemove

Our biggest fans this week: @exerciseworks, @fmauk, @DrAlfonsoVidal. Thank you! via


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