Become an EFIC Academy Member today!

For over 25 years, the European Pain Federation has brought together the European pain science community to advance education, research, and clinical management of pain. The chapters of the European Pain Federation (The IASP-recognised chapters in Europe) represent around 20,000 physicians, researchers, nurses, physiotherapists, psychologists and other healthcare professionals from 37 countries across Europe.

The European Pain Federation now invites individual healthcare professionals and researchers to join the European Pain Federation Academy, where individuals can benefit from a wide variety of professional development benefits, primarily around the subject of pain education. The educational programme of the Federation sets a high standard across Europe, and this is the best way to follow that programme and to enjoy the highest quality educational materials.

Be part of the largest European pain education community
Reduced fees for EFIC exams
Reduced fees for EFIC Congress – “Pain in Europe”
Attendance at the EFIC Virtual Pain Education Summit 2021
Open access to the highest quality online pain education material
Coming soon: Mentoring sessions

Academy Board Members

The EFIC Academy is guided by the highest level of European pain education expertise. The following educators serve on the EFIC Academy Board and contribute to the projects and tools that Academy members benefit from.


First Name Surname Institution EFIC Educational Track CV 
Dominic Aldington The Pain Team Physicians View CV
Sam H Ahmedzai The University of Sheffield Physicians View CV 
Kirsty Bannister King’s College London Physicians View CV 
Daniele Battelli Istituto per la Sicurezza Sociale Hospital in Cailungo Physicians View CV
Mike Bennett University of Leeds Physicians View CV
Arun Bhaskar Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London Physicians View CV
Emma Briggs King’s College London Nurses View CV
Silviu Brill Tel-Aviv Medical Center Physicians View CV
Daniel Ciampi de Andrade Hospital das Clínicas, Universidade de São Paulo Physicians View CV
An De Groef Antwerp University, Belgium Physiotherapists View CV
Geert Dom Antwerp University, Belgium Physicians View CV
Stefan Elbers University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, The Netherlands Physiotherapists View CV
Patrice Forget University of Aberdeen Physicians View CV
Brona Fullen University College Dublin Physiotherapists View CV
Martin Galligan The Royal Marsden School Nurses View CV
Luis García Larrea CRNL Physicians View CV 
Hani Hattar VSpeästerviks Hospital, Sweden Physicians View CV
Jonathan Hill Keele University Physiotherapists View CV
Frank Huygen Erasmus MC Physicians View CV
Morten Høgh Aalborg University Physiotherapists View CV
Ulrike Kaiser Universitäts SchmerzCentrum – USC Psychologists View CV
Harbinder Kaur Sandhu University of Warwick Psychologists View CV
Edmund Keogh University of Bath Psychologists View CV 
Magdalena Kocot-Kępska Jagiellonian University Medical College, Kraków Physicians View CV
Andreas Kopf Charité Campus Physicians View CV
Nevenka Krcevski Skvarc University Maribor, Slovenia Physicians View CV
Emelien Lauwerier Ghent University Psychologists View CV
Chris Main Keele University Psychologists View CV
Anneleen Malfliet VUB Brussel Physiotherapists View CV
Petra Mandysova University Pardubice Nurses View CV
Victor Mayoral Rojals Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge Physicians View CV
Winfried Meissner University of Jena Physicians View CV
Asbjørn Mohr Drewes Aalborg University Hospital Physicians View CV
Bart Morlion KU Leuven Physicians View CV
Samer Nabil Narouze Western Reserve Hospital Physicians View CV
Nadja Nestler Paracelsus Private Medical University Nurses View CV
Serge Perrot HU Paris Centre Site Cochin APHP Physicians View CV
Esther Pogatzki-Zahn University Hospital Muenster Physicians View CV
Patricia Schofield Sheffield Hallam University Nurses View CV
Robert Smeets Maastricht University Physiotherapists View CV 
Anne Söderlund Mälardalen University Sweden Physiotherapists View CV
Tasha Stanton University of South Australia Physiotherapists View CV
Andrea Truini Sapienza University Physicians View CV
Elia Valentini Essex University Psychologists View CV
Rianne van Boekel Radboud University Medical Center Nurses View CV
Jan Van Zundert ZOL Genk Physicians View CV
Tim Vanuytsel UZ Leuven Physicians View CV
Jeanine Verbunt Maastricht University Physiotherapists View CV
Johan Vlaeyen KU Leuven Psychologists View CV
Kevin Vowles Queens University Belfast Psychologists View CV
Harriet Wittink Utrecht University Physiotherapists View CV