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.

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
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
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 Physiotherapists 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
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 2020
Open access to the highest quality online pain education material
Coming soon: Mentoring sessions