#EFIC2022 General Information

Find below the most important information on the #EFIC2022 Congress in Dublin on 27-30 April 2022.
Abstracts

Notification letters to abstracts submitters regarding their abstracts acceptance was sent in December. Instructions for poster presentation online and onsite will be sent toward the beginning of February to all accepted abstracts and will be advertised on the congress web site.  Late abstract submission is open until 24 January, 2022. For any question regarding your abstract acceptance and poster presentation please approach our EFIC – Scientific Team: efic-scientific@kit-group.org

  • Three main categories: B (basic research), T (translational), C (clinical).
  • Please click here to view the topics under which abstracts should be submitted.
  • Please note that single case studies with concept of n=1 design will also be considered.

Please note

  • Only accepted abstracts of fully registered presenters will be included in the final scientific programme. Presenters are requested to settle their registration payment by Tuesday, 15 February 2022.
  • The presenting authors are expected to attend the Congress (either physically or online) and present their research live in the time slot allocated for their poster.

Find more about the abstract submission process here.

Registration of Poster Presenters for the Congress

As we are organising EFIC 2022 as a hybrid congress, your participation can be physically or virtually. We hope that travelling will be possible at the end of April and encourage all faculty to register for physical attendance. Nevertheless, we offer the option to change to a virtual attendance if necessary due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Change from physical attendance to online attendance or vice versa

If there is a change from physical attendance to online attendance before 15 February 2022, the difference will be refunded. If there is a change from online to physical attendance, the difference between the amount already paid and the then applicable fee will be charged – any early registration fee will be valid also after changing. 10 Euro handling fees will apply for any change.

Registration Cancellation Policy

Attendees can cancel their registration at any time, though the following applies regarding exchanges and refunds:

  • Registrations for physical participation can be exchanged for virtual participation or vice versa up until 15 February 2022, with any accompanying difference in fees being settled.
  • Exchanges from physical to virtual participation requested after the 15 February do not entail a refund unless force majeure circumstances require EFIC to make a unilateral decision to convert all registrations to virtual attendance.
  • Registrations for virtual attendance are ineligible for a refund.

Notification of cancellation and/or exchange must be made in writing and sent to the Congress Secretariat by email at efic-registration@kit-group.org. The notification must include all the relevant information regarding the bank account to which a possible refund may be remitted.

Accommodation

Registration to Pain in Europe XI must be submitted online through the Congress website. Further details, such as deadlines, costs, terms and conditions, can be found here. We offer special accommodation rates for registered participants and will assist you to find a suitable hotel for your stay and handle your reservation. Please note that the prices of accommodation are not included in the registration fees. To find out more information about available accommodation, the hotels available can be found using the registration system.

For any question regarding hotel booking, please approach our EFIC – Accommodation Team: efic-hotel@kit-group.org

CAUTION: Be aware of fraudulent individuals and companies that claim to offer registration for Pain in Europe XI and hotel accommodation in Dublin through fraudulent websites and/or by contacting you directly via email. These fraudulent agencies will look similar to the official EFIC 2022 Pain in Europe XI but are not. The only official agency handling registration and accommodation is K.I.T. Group GmbH located in Berlin, Germany. The only email addresses you should communicate with will end in @efic.org or @kit-group.org.

App/Platform

The Pain in Europe XII Congress virtual platform allows delegates,  both onsite and online to have access to the virtual Congress experience, view the Congress programme live during the Congress days and on demand afterwards. The platform will allow Congress participants, online and onsite to communicate, actively participate in sessions and ask questions, view and converse with poster presenters and network with colleagues in the online networking lounge.

The platform will include the scientific programme with information about all sessions and speakers bio’s,  sponsor and exhibitor details and additional information regarding the Congress. Access information to the virtual platform and all relevant details will be sent to all Congress participants a week before the Congress).

Please note: The virtual platform will replace the congress app.

Attendance Policy

All congress activities (including the Opening Ceremony, all scientific sessions, workshops, industry supported sessions, coffee breaks, Exhibition Area, etc.) are exclusively reserved for registered delegates. Nonregistered guests (including children, family members, colleagues, etc.) are not allowed in any of the event areas. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and will be strictly enforced.

Admittance for persons aged under 18

In respect to European laws and regulations, as well as due to current health and safety, registration and/or admittance to the EFIC® Congress Pain in Europe XI shall be limited solely to delegates who are 18 years of age or older. Registration by anyone who is under 18 is unauthorised and violation of these terms and conditions will automatically result in the forfeit of their registration. Identification is to be provided to congress staff upon request. Delegates below 18 years of age will not be granted access to any part of the congress at any time. This is also valid for children accompanied by their parents and for any other unregistered person. If access to the congress is needed and no registration is available, the person should contact the registration desk for support.

Badges

Badges (only for physical attendance)

All delegates and exhibitors are required to wear their badges throughout the congress to be admitted to the lecture halls, Exhibition Area and scheduled activities. Name badges can be picked up at the registration area located on the entrance level. If a registered delegate has lost or misplaced their name badge, there will be a fee to re-print the badge, regardless of the reason. The delegate will be asked to show a photo identification in order to have the badge re-printed. The fee of €30.00 must be paid at the time of re-printing, either with a credit card or cash. Your badge may be scanned for certificate of attendance purposes, as well as by exhibitors, for database purposes. If you allow your EFIC® 2022 Congress badge to be scanned by an exhibitor/sponsor, you thereby agree that your personal data (name, contact data, address data, organisation), collected by the congress organiser, may be forwarded or the exhibitor / sponsor by whom you have your badge scanned, and EFIC® or the respective company may contact you directly for its own purposes. For your other rights, please read the congress privacy policy you agreed upon in the registration process or under www.efic-congress.org.

Certificate of Attendance

Your certificate will be delivered electronically after completing the educational evaluation procedure online via the virtual congress platform. The link to complete the evaluation will be clearly visible on the platform home page. The certificate will include your CME credits. There will be no paper or physical certificate provided on-site. To receive the maximum number of credits for the hours spent at the congress, onsite or online you should attend the sessions and report the hours spent in sessions accurately within the evaluation form.

Charging Stations

Charging stations for smartphones and mobile devices are available in the Exhibition Area in the EFIC booth.

CME Accreditation

An application has been made to the UEMS-EACCME® for CME accreditation of this event. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS): www.uems.net . The previous Congress was accredited for 26 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Disclosure and resolution of personal conflicts of interest

In accordance with CME/CPD accreditation criteria and standards for commercial support to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor, those in control of the educational content must disclose potential or actual conflicts of interest. Disclosure information will be evaluated, and conflicts of interest will be resolved. Disclosure will be made available to delegates prior to the activity. Delegates will be asked on the evaluation to assess the objectivity and independence of the event. Disclosure information will be available online at least a week prior to the start of the Pain in Europe XII.

Industry Support Disclosure

This event is supported, in part, by funding from Industry. All support is managed in strict accordance with CME/CPD accreditation criteria and standards for commercial support. Appropriate acknowledgement of all supporting organisations is made in the programme book, on the event website, and with signage during the event. A list of all industry supporters is available in the Industry Support and Exhibition Section on the web site and virtual congress platform.

COVID-19 Protection Measures

By registering for the Pain in Europe XII Congress, you accept the provisions of the currently valid version of the SARS-CoV-2 Infection Protection Ordinance of the Irish Government and City of Dublin and the provisions of the Infection Protection Act. In addition, the measures of our hygiene concept are obligatory for your protection and for the protection of all with regard to distance regulations, mouth-nose protection, hand hygiene, etc. Entering and leaving the session rooms as well as strolling are only allowed with mouth-nose-protection. Here you can find more information about health and safety concerning Pain in Europe XII.

We will publish a list of PCR test centers in the congress center vicinity and all the info about the tests, making an appointment and the cost ASAP.

Currency

All official Congress prices are indicated in Euro (€). The official currency in Dublin is the Euro. All major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops.

Exchange rates are available on: https://www.oanda.com/lang/de/currency/converter/.

Dates

Pain in Europe XII will take place starting on Wednesday, 27 April 2022 until Saturday, 30 April 2022.

Delegates

More than 3.000 delegates (in-person and online) from all over the world will participate in the Congress. In previous years, just under 50% of attendees were in clinical practice, while over 25% were in basic or clinical research.

Documenting/Recording

Any form of duplication (recording, audio taping, photography and / or video) of sessions, posters, slides or any other medium, including the virtual congress platform is prohibited without expressed written consent of the author and congress organiser. Please do not use your mobile device to duplicate or record any sessions or scientific content. We kindly ask that delegates DO NOT photograph, record, film or use a cell phone to capture images of presentations or posters at any time during the Congress, as well as on the poster and exhibition floors. Please note that you may be photographed, videotaped, and/or recorded during the Congress by the official Pain in Europe XII photography or video team. To protect, among other things, the personal information of our delegates, you agree not to reproduce, perform, display, or upload any photographs of sessions and presentations.

Educational Objectives

After attending this event, delegates should be able to:

  • Explain the latest developments in the field of pain and comorbidities & digitalised services
  • Evaluate post-surgical pain management
  • Describe research investigations on nociception and pain pharmacology
  • Discuss strategies and challenges of patient pain management 
  • Discuss all aspects of conservative pain management such as medication, acupuncture, hypnosis and exercise
  • Assemble a valuable network of international colleagues
  • Evaluate and debate new trends, techniques, therapies, and diagnostic procedures
  • Address individual needs in compliance with their Continuous Professional Development (CPD) plan
Emergency Numbers

Ireland Emergency Number: 112 or 999

Exhibition Access

EXHIBITION ACCESS FOR PATIENTS AND PATIENT ADVOCATES IS RESTRICTED

For medical congresses taking place in Europe, all delegates as well as all contributors are subject to European laws, rules and regulations clarified by the ‘Directive 2001/83/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 November 2011 on the Community code relating to medicinal products for human use.’ The relevant European laws, rules and regulations and their Spanish application clearly state that: Patients and patient advocates should have no access to the areas where prescription medicines are promoted and should not receive any materials containing product advertisements (irrespective of their nationality). Patients and Patient Advocates will be asked to follow a specifically indicated route within the Exhibition Area to access the food outlets, Open Theater and posters.

Exhibition

Please find the exhibition area located on the entrance level of the congress center. Here are the opening times:

27 April to 30 April 2022

  • Wednesday, 27 April  09:00 – 21:00
  • Thursday, 28 April 09:00 – 16:00
  • Friday, 29 April 09:00 – 16:00
  • Saturday, 30 April 09:00-13:00
Film, Video & Footage

Please be advised that photographs and video recording may be taken at the Pain in Europe XII congress. By participating in the congress, you consent to the publication, release, exhibition or reproduction of such photos to be used for the European Pain Federation EFIC® website, blog, social media and promotion of future congresses. By entering the Congress, you agree to each of the following:

  • You consent to be photographed, filmed and or otherwise recorded in connection with, or as part of EFIC® journalistic, advertising, marketing, promotional, archival and/or security activities;
  • You consent to such photography, filming and / or recording and to any use, in any and all media throughout the world in perpetuity, without compensation to you, of your appearance, voice and /or name for the above noted purposes;
  • You understand that all photography, filming and/or recording will be done in reliance on these consents given by you by entering the Congress.

If you do not wish to be photographed or filmed via the official Congress photography and video team, kindly inform representatives of your preference.

Financial Aid

The European Pain Federation EFIC has limited funding to provide aid to applicants from low resource and currency restricted countries. The financial aid coverage varies and may include accommodation, possible help in costs towards travel and daily expenses.

Find out more about it here.

First Aid

A First Aid room will be available in the Convention Center Dublin.

Food & Beverage

The following food & beverage is included in the price of registration:

  • Opening Ceremony, Wednesday, 27 April 2022, in the exhibition Hall
  • Daily coffee breaks, taking place inside the Exhibition Area

All food & beverage will be served inside the Exhibition Area on the Ground Floor. Lunches are available for purchase for all Congress delegates. Food stations will have daily warm and cold lunch options and drinks (ranging between 8-15 Euro per person).

Health & Safety

Our #EFIC2022 scientific programme includes in-person meetings, interactions and round table discussions with speakers, poster presenters and peers.

We are sure that COVID-19 is on your mind as you consider registering for #EFIC2022. We wanted to reassure you that we are taking all steps necessary to:

  1. Consider the safety of all participants
  2. Follow the legal requirements in Ireland
  3. Provide you with the flexibility required to ensure that you do not miss out on #EFIC2022 due to COVID-19.

EFIC will be taking steps to ensure that relevant recommended sanitation measures are followed to ensure that the congress venue is a safe environment to meet. As these measures fluctuate over time, we will provide updated guidance ahead of the event to show which policies will be in place.

Find out more about the health and safety measures here.

By registering for the Pain in Europe XII Congress, you accept the provisions of the currently valid version of the SARS-CoV-2 Infection Protection Ordinance of the Irish Government and City of Dublin and the provisions of the Infection Protection Act. In addition, the measures of our hygiene concept are obligatory for your protection and for the protection of all with regard to distance regulations, mouth-nose protection, hand hygiene, etc. Entering and leaving the session rooms as well as strolling are only allowed with mouth-nose-protection. Here you can find more information about health and safety concerning Pain in Europe XII.  

We will publish a list of PCR test centers in the congress center vicinity and all the info about the test, making an appointment and the cost. We are also trying to contract one of the centers to be present at the congress center itself and do tests onsite.

Hashtag

Use the #EFIC2022 hashtag to let your friends and colleagues know you are participating in Pain in Europe XII! 

Join the conversation on Twitter here.

How To Get There

Plane

There is just one airport in Dublin. The distance between the airport and the city centre is 12km. Dublin Airport is the first airport in Ireland to achieve carbon neutral status and has done so following an extensive programme of activities to reduce and offset its carbon emissions in recent years.

Ferry

You can arrive in Dublin by ferry. There are several websites available to book your ticket: Irish FerriesStena LineP&O Ferries. More information can be found on the Dublin Port Company website.

Find out more about how to get to Dublin here.

Internet & WIFI Services

Wi-Fi Connection is available throughout the venue for all Congress delegates.

Network Name : EFIC2022

Password: efic2022

Language

The Congress official language is English.

Liability & Insurance

EFIC®, the congress organisers and the congress venue cannot accept liability for personal injury, accidents, loss or damages to private property of delegates, either during or indirectly arising from EFIC Congress 2022 “Pain in Europe XII”. Delegates are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their travels and stay in Dublin.

Literature Centre

Partner Organisations who would like to promote their upcoming meetings and/or programmes are invited to display materials at the Literature centre, located in the Exhibition Area, near the posters.

Mobile Telephones

Mobile telephones should be on silent mode during all sessions.

Networking Events

The Opening Ceremony is the official starting point of the Pain in Europe XII Congress and will be followed by the Networking Reception in the Exhibition Area. The Networking Reception provides a wonderful opportunity for you to greet old friends and meet new ones.

All participants registered for physical attendance are invited to attend.

Non-Registered Persons

All event activities (including educational sessions, meal functions, exhibit hall, etc.) are exclusively reserved for registered attendees. Non-registered persons (including children, family members, colleagues, etc.) will not be permitted in any of the event areas. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and will be strictly enforced.

Open Theater Sessions

The Open Theater is located in the center of the Exhibition Area directly in front of the EFIC Hall. The schedule of the open theater session will be published as part of the scientific programme.

Opening Session & Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony is the official starting point of the Pain in Europe XII Congress and will be followed by the Networking Reception in the Exhibition Area. The Networking Reception provides a wonderful opportunity for you to greet old friends and meet new ones.

All participants registered for physical attendance are invited to attend.

Press

The EFIC Congress Press Room is available for members of the press. Journalists, writers or bloggers may register and attend Pain in Europe XII, however media accreditation for the Congress will only be awarded to those able to demonstrate that they work for a recognised media organisation and/or that they are on an official assignment from a recognised media organisation. All media delegates are encouraged to apply for accreditation in advance for a smoother check-in experience and ensured entry. EFIC® reserves the right to accept or reject any request for media credentials.

Press registration

To register as a media representative, please contact the EFIC-Registration Team at efic-registration@kit-group.org in order to receive a media registration form. Please note, to register as a media representative, you must submit a copy of your official press ID.

Registration

We are delighted to announce that registration for our upcoming Pain in Europe XII Congress – Targeting Pain and its Comorbidities in the Digital Age, is OPEN!

We are hard at work planning for a big, on-site, live celebration of science and education in Dublin on the occasion of the first in-person gathering of the European pain community since 2019. Our #EFIC2022 scientific programme includes in-person meetings, interactions and round table discussions with speakers, poster presenters and peers.

Once the registration has been completed, a confirmation will be sent via email. On site participants can pick up their registration credentials at the Registration Area located on the Ground Floor of the Convention Center Dublin (CCD). You may scan the barcode on your registration confirmation to self-print your badge, or you may visit the counter and have it printed for you.

Registration Opening Hours*:
Tuesday, 26 April: 14:00 – 19:00
Wednesday, 27 April: 07:15 – 20:00
Thursday, 28 April: 07:15 – 18:30
Friday, 29 April: 07:15 – 18:30
Saturday, 30 April: 07:15 – 15:30

*Please note: Times may be adjusted to the Congress programme hours.

Registrations for more than ten participants will be handled separately as a group booking. To register a group, please also refer to to efic-registration@kit-group.org for assistance.

Please know that we are taking all COVID-19 scenarios into consideration. While our main focus is on providing an in-person experience with all the great well-known features of an EFIC Congress, we offer both on-site and online registration options. Should your plans change make use of our flexible cancellation policy: Change your registration from in-person to online or vice versa on or before 15 February 2022. For further details please read the full registration terms and conditions.

Find out more about the registration process here.

Buy your ticket now and don’t miss out – meet us in Dublin on 27-30 April 2022!

 

If you are experiencing any issues at all with the registration process please reach out to efic-registration@kit-group.org for assistance.

Smoking

Pain in Europe XII is a strictly non-smoking event. Please only smoke in the areas designated to doing so.

Speaker Service Centre

Located at the Convention Center Dublin, Level 2, Wicklow Meeting Room 3. We ask that all speakers come to the Speakers Service Centre as soon as possible to hand in their presentations, at the very latest 2 hours before your scheduled session.

Speakers Service Centre Opening Hours:
Tuesday, 26 April: 14:00 – 19:00
Wednesday, 27 April : 07:30 – 18:00
Thursday, 28 April : 07:30 – 18:00
Friday, 29 April: 07:30 – 18:00
Saturday, 30 April: 07:30 – 13:00

*Please note: Times may be adjusted to the Congress programme hours.

Sponsorship & Exhibition

A commercial exhibition will take place during the congress. Please contact our Sponsorship, Exhibition & Industry Liaison Specialist, Maya Ravinsky, for details, pricing and booking form at maya.ravinsky@efic.org​​. Find out more about sponsoring opportunities here.

Target Audience

Multi-disciplinary pain specialists; scientists, physicians, nurses, psychologists, physiotherapists and other health- care professionals are the target audience for Pain in Europe XII. The diverse, clinically focused offering allows delegates to tailor curriculum to needs of international clinicians of all levels of experience.

Taxes

In Ireland, the standard Value Added Tax (VAT) is 23%.

Taxis

The taxi app Free Now is the most used app in Dublin.

Venue

The Convention Centre Dublin was developed to provide a world-class conference venue in the heart of Ireland’s capital city. Located just 15 minutes from the airport in Dublin’s Docklands, the finance and technology hub of the city, it is Ireland’s only purpose-built convention centre, located in the heart of Dublin city. Designed by Pritzker award-winning Irish-born architect Kevin Roche, The CCD quickly became a landmark building on Dublin’s skyline when it opened in 2010. Its stunning glass-fronted atrium gives visitors panoramic views of the River Liffey, Dublin city centre and the Wicklow mountains. As the world’s first carbon-neutral constructed convention centre, The Convention Centre Dublin is also one of Europe’s most environmentally-friendly venues.

Find out more about the venue here.

Weather In Dublin

Dublin is a coastal city with a temperate climate. Spring sees balmy conditions ranging from 3ºC to 15ºC. Summer temperatures range from 9ºC to 20ºC. Autumn temperatures in Dublin range between 4ºC and 17ºC and winter temperatures from 2ºC to 9ºC. Throughout the end of April when the EFIC congress is being held, Dublin enjoys bright, crisp days as it gets closer to summer.