#EFIC2022 Health and Safety

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 now 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.

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.

We are carefully monitoring current COVID-19 guidelines in Ireland for travel and public gatherings. If you are travelling to Ireland from overseas you must fill out a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) before departure. With effect from Thursday 6 January 2022, passengers to Ireland with:

  • an accepted proof of vaccination, or
  • proof of recovery from COVID-19 in the prior 6 months

do not have to show an additional pre-departure COVID-19 test result.

Passengers without proof of vaccination, or proof of recovery from COVID-19 in the prior 6 months, must show evidence of a negative (‘not detected’) RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to arriving in Ireland. From 6 January, only RT-PCR test results are accepted for passengers to Ireland.

Please check here for the most up-to-date COVID-19 guidelines in Ireland.

Any updates to the policies and guidance that will affect the conduct of the event or the measures to be adopted by delegates will be communicated to you 1 month in advance of the meeting.

Finally, any changes to the environment that make a physical meeting unsustainable may result in EFIC converting the meeting to a virtual-only format. In such cases, any registration costs above the fee for virtual participation will be refunded to you. We will aim to take any decision early enough so as to assist any delegates with refunds or transfers related to their third-party costs (e.g. travel). However, we advise that all costs include cancellation insurance.

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.


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