European Pain Forum

Pain is a core component of the patient’s experience within healthcare systems. The work of several European medical, scientific and patient organisations touches upon pain. Pain is relevant to all of us, and thus we wish to find a common way of working on subjects relevant to pain.

With the European Pain Forum, we aim to create a platform where we can work together to ensure cooperation on issues where we share a common scientific understanding. In the future, this could lead to common responses to requests for expert opinion, the development of common clinical guidelines, and the development of common educational tools.

Prospective members of the Forum first met in June 2018 for a preparatory meeting and again for the first official meeting of the Forum in Spring 2019.

The two meetings and ongoing exchanges among participant societies led to the drafting of the European Pain Forum General Provisions, that will guide its activities in the future.

Officially announced at the EFIC 2019 Congress in Valencia, the Forum counts thirteen fully endorsing organizations so far, and more are in the process of joining.

European Pain Forum News

European Pain Forum Virtual Meeting 2020

European Pain Forum Virtual Meeting 2020

On 18th September 2020, the annual European Pain Forum meeting was held. This being a challenging year, the meeting was held virtually. The European Pain Federation EFIC convened the meeting to bring together all of the key organisations representing the scientific...

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The European Pain Forum officially launched!

The European Pain Forum officially launched!

Pain is a core component of the patient’s experience within healthcare systems. The work of several European medical, scientific and patient organisations touches upon pain. Pain is relevant to all of us, and thus we wish to find a common way of working on subjects...

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The European Pain Forum met in Brussels

The European Pain Forum met in Brussels

The European Pain Forum met yesterday in Brussels to discuss cooperation between organisations representing medical professionals and patients in the field of pain. The organisations aim to cooperate on education, research and advocacy projects related to pain on a...

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