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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.

Kirsty Bannister
Kirsty Bannister
King's College LondonPhysicians
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Sam H Ahmedzai
Sam H Ahmedzai
The University of SheffieldPhysicians
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Emma  Briggs
Emma Briggs
King's College LondonNurses
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Daniele Battelli
Daniele Battelli
Istituto per la Sicurezza Sociale Hospital in Cailungo Physicians
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An De Groef
An De Groef
Antwerp University, BelgiumPhysiotherapists
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Dominic Aldington
Dominic Aldington
The Pain Team Physicians
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Brona Fullen
Brona Fullen
University College Dublin Physiotherapists
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Mike  Bennett
Mike Bennett
University of LeedsPhysicians
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Ulrike Kaiser
Ulrike Kaiser
Universitats SchmerzCentrum - USCPsychologists
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Arun Bhaskar
Arun Bhaskar
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London Physicians
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Magdalena Kocot-Kepska
Magdalena Kocot-Kepska
Jagiellonian University Medical College, KrakowPhysicians
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Patrice Forget
Patrice Forget
University of AberdeenPhysicians
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Nevenka Krcevski Skvarc
Nevenka Krcevski Skvarc
University Maribor, SloveniaPhysicians
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Silviu Brill
Silviu Brill
Tel-Aviv Medical CenterPhysicians
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Emelien Lauwerier
Emelien Lauwerier
Ghent UniversityPsychologists
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Daniel Ciampi de Andrade
Daniel Ciampi de Andrade
Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain (CNAP), Aalborg UniversityPhysicians
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Anneleen  Malfliet
Anneleen Malfliet
VUB BrusselPhysiotherapists
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Hani  Hattar
Hani Hattar
VSpeasterviks Hospital, SwedenPhysicians
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Petra Mandysova
Petra Mandysova
University PardubiceNurses
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Geert Dom
Geert Dom
Antwerp University, BelgiumPhysicians
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Harbinder Kaur Sandhu
Harbinder Kaur Sandhu
University of WarwickPsychologists
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Stefan Elbers
Stefan Elbers
University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, The NetherlandsPhysiotherapists
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Nadja Nestler
Nadja Nestler
Paracelsus Private Medical UniversityNurses
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Martin Galligan
Martin Galligan
The Royal Marsden SchoolNurses
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Esther Pogatzki-Zahn
Esther Pogatzki-Zahn
University Hospital MuensterPhysicians
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Luis Garcia Larrea
Luis Garcia Larrea
CRNLPhysicians
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Patricia Schofield
Patricia Schofield
Sheffield Hallam UniversityNurses
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Jonathan  Hill
Jonathan Hill
Keele UniversityPhysiotherapists
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Anne Soderlund
Anne Soderlund
Malardalen University SwedenPhysiotherapists
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Morten Hogh
Morten Hogh
Aalborg UniversityPhysiotherapists
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Tasha Stanton
Tasha Stanton
University of South AustraliaPhysiotherapists
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Frank Huygen
Frank Huygen
Erasmus MCPhysicians
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Rianne van Boekel
Rianne van Boekel
Radboud University Medical CenterNurses
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Winfried  Meissner
Winfried Meissner
University of JenaPhysicians
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Jeanine Verbunt
Jeanine Verbunt
Maastricht UniversityPhysiotherapists
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Edmund Keogh
Edmund Keogh
University of BathPsychologists
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Harriet Wittink
Harriet Wittink
Utrecht UniversityPhysiotherapists
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Andreas Kopf
Andreas Kopf
Charite Campus Physicians
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Chris Main
Chris Main
Keele UniversityPsychologists
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Victor Mayoral Rojals
Victor Mayoral Rojals
Hospital Universitari de BellvitgePhysicians
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Asbjorn Mohr Drewes
Asbjorn Mohr Drewes
Aalborg University Hospital Physicians
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Andrea Truini
Andrea Truini
Sapienza University Physicians
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Bart	Morlion
Bart Morlion
KU Leuven Physicians
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Elia	Valentini
Elia Valentini
Essex UniversityPsychologists
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Samer Nabil Narouze
Samer Nabil Narouze
Western Reserve HospitalPhysicians
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Serge Perrot
Serge Perrot
HU Paris Centre Site Cochin APHPPhysicians
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Robert Smeets
Robert Smeets
Maastricht UniversityPhysiotherapists
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Jan Van Zundert
Jan Van Zundert
ZOL GenkPhysicians
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Tim Vanuytsel
Tim Vanuytsel
UZ LeuvenPhysicians
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Johan Vlaeyen
Johan Vlaeyen
KU LeuvenPsychologists
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Kevin Vowles
Kevin Vowles
Queens University BelfastPsychologists
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Attend the EFIC
Virtual Pain Education
Summit 2021

The EFIC Virtual Pain Education Summit is a fully multi- and interprofessional pain education event in November 2021 with tracks tailored to physicians, physiotherapists, psychologists, and nurses. This event is for EFIC Academy members only.
40
Hours of teaching across 3 days
98%
Agreed that the event improved their understanding of basic pain science
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Open access to
the highest quality online pain education material

The EFIC Academy Education Platform includes tailored material to the four EFIC curricula, developed by leading European educators specifically with an online learning environment in mind. Learners will be able to pursue self-directed learning or follow specific tracks relevant to their profession. Access will be limited to Academy members only.
98%
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specific tracks
for physicians, physiotherapists, psychologists and nurses
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Reduced fees
for EFIC Congress 2022 - "Pain in Europe"

Our 2022 Congress gives access to the leading lectures and a scientific programme consisting of the latest evidence-based and best-practice-based medicine and healthcare in all relevant disciplines in the field of pain management. The congress also features refresher courses for healthcare professionals wishing to top-up their learning according to the curricula of the Federation.
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Reduced fees
for EFIC exams

The European Pain Federation organise various post-graduate diploma examinations aiming to establish a harmonised understanding of pain across Europe through qualifications designed and implemented by leading European educators. These examination are usually organised on an annual basis with a separate registration fee. Academy membership will provide you with a discount on those fees.
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A reduction of examination fees is available to all Academy members

European Pain Federation
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PHYSICIANS REGULAR
Physicians from World Bank
High Income Countries
and pharmaceutical/MedTech industry professionals
€ 12 *
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Middle-Income Countries
€ 7 *
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Physiotherapists,
Psychologists, Nurses
€ 6,25 *
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students
€ 3 *
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About the
European Pain
Federation EFIC

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 represent around 20,000 physicians, researchers, nurses, physiotherapists, psychologists and other healthcare professionals from 37 countries across Europe.
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EDUCATION

We develop educational programs to improve pain knowledge amongst healthcare practitioners and researchers.

We organise a scientific congress on pain, showcasing the latest research and clinical management approaches.

We create and disseminate evidence-based guidance for clinicians.

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RESEARCH

We engage in research projects and disseminating research funding, in order to advance the scientific understanding of pain.

We publish a scientific journal, the European Journal of Pain, to disseminate the latest research findings and an evidence-based approach to pain medicine.

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ADVOCACY

We raise awareness of the importance of pain, including its management, treatment and prevention, amongst patients and the general public.

We campaign to improve policies that affect pain and to increase funding for pain in public research program.

Faq

What is EFIC?
The European Pain Federation EFIC is a multidisciplinary professional organization in the field of pain research and medicine, consisting of the 37 European Chapters of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) and representing some 20,000 physicians, nurses, scientists, psychologists, physiotherapists, and other health care professionals involved in pain medicine.

Why 'EFIC' when your full name is the European Pain Federation?
'EFIC' refers to our previous name, 'the European Federation of IASP Chapters'. We felt that this name was confusing, as it did not refer to our primary interest; pain. Our name is the European Pain Federation, though we maintain the old acronym EFIC, as many people knew us previously as EFIC.

What are the main aims of the European Pain Federation EFIC?
The Federation's aims are to advance research, education, clinical management and professional practice related to pain, and to serve as an authoritative, scientific resource concerning policy issues related to pain and its management.

How do I become a member of the European Pain Federation EFIC?
Every member of a European IASP Chapter is automatically also a member of the European Pain Federation EFIC. Those who do not have an IASP Chapter in their country, or who wish to benefit from a direct relationship with the Federation can look into becoming a member of the EFIC Academy.

What is the International Association for the Study of Pain?
The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) is the global professional forum for science, practice, and education in the field of pain. The European Pain Federation represents IASP Chapters in Europe. Further information can be found here.

What are the national Chapters?
Details of all national Chapters of the European Pain Federation EFIC can be found here.

How can I form a European Pain Federation EFIC Chapter?
To form a national Chapter you must first contact IASP to become an IASP Chapter. Once this has been established you can send an official letter to the European Pain Federation EFIC requesting membership as a Chapter.

What is the European Pain Federation Academy?
The European Pain Federation Academy is our flag-ship education programme bringing together everyone who wishes to advance their competences through the Federation's comprehensive multi-professional education programme. Membership of the EFIC Academy allow you to access our most comprehensive educational projects and receive discounts on various events. You can find out more about the EFIC Academy and apply for membership here.

Where can I view the terms of the EFIC Academy?
The terms can be viewed here: https://europeanpainfederation.eu/how-we-work/privacy-policy/

Which medical disciplines and healthcare professions can apply for EFIC Academy Membership?
All span i individual healthcare professionals and researchers looking for high quality pain span education provided by leading European educators span are invited to join the EFIC Academy. At present, we have dedicated content streams targeted at physicians, physiotherapists psychologists and nurses.

What will I receive as an Academy Member?
Current benefits include:

  • Free attendance to the EFIC Virtual Pain Education Summit of the year in which the membership is active.
  • Reduced fees for the EFIC Congress "Pain in Europe". A 10% reduction of the registration fee (excluded VAT) is available to all EFIC Academy members.
  • Reduced fees for the EFIC exams. A 25% reduction of the examination fees (excluded VAT) is available to all EFIC Academy members.
  • Open access to the highest quality online pain education material.
  • The possibility of learning from and studying with your peers and with leading European educators.

What is the price of EFIC Academy membership?
The price for EFIC Academy membership and all benefits provided can be found here. All prices for EFIC Academy membership are annual payments in EUR, including tax where applicable.

Is it possible to join the EFIC Academy Board?
The Academy Board is composed of high-level educators in pain management across Europe who are committed to the development of EFIC’s interprofessional pain education approach. The high-quality, multiprofessional materials provided by EFIC as part of the Academy are developed by the Academy Board. EFIC is seeking additional contributors to this group. Academy Board members should be highly competent educators, committed to teaching and inspiring the next generation of pain professionals and raising standards of pain management across Europe. If you are interested in contributing, please complete this form here.

Your CV and ‘statement of intent’ should cover the following:

  • A thorough description of your experience as an educator
  • Your current and previous academic positions
  • Any educational projects you are involved in in a private capacity
  • Your familiarity with the EFIC curricula, especially if you have incorporated the curricula into your teaching
  • Your experiences with e-learning and virtual education formats – including links to your materials if possible
  • Your motivation and how many hours you think you would have for volunteer work such as this annually
    Contributors will be selected via a peer review process led by the Academy Board members. You will be contacted at the nearest opportunity if successful. Contributors may be selected for inclusion within the Academy Board itself, based on their commitment to the project and teaching excellence.

Is the Virtual Pain Education Summit a scientific congress?
The Virtual Pain Education Summit brings together the most recognised experts in the field of pain science and education to exchange knowledge, ideas and the latest advances in the field. It is, above all, an educational meeting, organised to meet the current educational needs of the pain community. The Programme is based on and supports the EFIC education curricula.

Which medical disciplines and healthcare professions are the target audience of the virtual summit?
The summit offers four educational tracks dedicated to Pain Medicine, Physiotherapy, Psychology and Nursing. Additionally, interprofessional sessions on a range of engaging topics as well as Topical Lectures on current hot topics are included. The Pain Medicine track is relevant for all medical doctors involved in the management of pain.

I'm a physiotherapist; is any of the content of the virtual summit relevant for me apart from the physiotherapists track? One of the main goals of the summit is to promote interprofessional learning, as the European Pain Federation strongly believes that all healthcare professionals benefit from expanding their knowledge on the latest advances in other fields. Therefore, we encourage attendees to explore sessions outside of their own educational track.

I'm a doctor; why would I attend an event that is marketed at non-doctors?
The European Pain Federation EFIC is dedicated to multiprofessional pain management and the biopsychosocial model of pain. While we provide a track dedicated to physicians, we encourage all professionals to work and learn together for the benefit of patients.

What is the European Pain Federation EFIC Congress?
The biennial European Pain Federation EFIC Congress, known also as 'Pain in Europe' is the most important international scientific forum on pain issues in Europe. Information on the next congress can be found: here.

What is the European Journal of Pain?
The European Journal of Pain (EJP) is the official scientific journal of the European Pain Federation EFIC published by Wiley-Blackwell. Members of the Federation's Chapters and congress attendees can access the journal on-line.

How can I submit a scientific paper for publication in the EJP?
Author information for submission of papers can be found here.

How can I get free access to the electronic version of the EJP?
If you are a member of the European Pain Federation EFIC through a national Chapter (IASP Chapter), or if you attended the last EFIC congress, then you can request free access to the online version of EJP here.

I cannot log on to the EJP section.
Send an e-mail to: secretary@efic.org. The helpdesk will kindly help you with sorting out your problem.

I cannot remember my password.
Have you already tried to click on the button "Retrieve my password"? If this doesn't work, then you need to send an e-mail to secretary@efic.org in order to see whether your email is still active.

My address or email address has changed. How can I update that information in order to access the EJP?
Please send an e-mail stating your old and new details to secretary@efic.org and we will update your information.

What are the European Pain Federation EFIC Pain Schools?
The European Pain Federation EFIC Pain Schools are courses aimed at younger (under 45 years) European medical doctors and paramedical personnel who are interested in the field of pain and wish to advance their knowledge. These courses run for 4-5 days and focus on pain assessment and treatment for people with pain. To be eligible to apply for a grant to attend one of the Schools you need to be a European Pain Federation EFIC Chapter member.

Want to learn more about our EFIC Pain Schools?
Check out our EFIC Pain Schools at a glance. Information on the next EFIC pain schools can be found here.

How can I attend?
Each national Council Member can propose a maximum of two candidates to apply for a European Pain Federation EFIC grant to attend a Pain School. The applicants must complete the application form and submit it to the Federation's Office (secretary@efic.org) by the deadline. All applicants are evaluated by the Federation's Committee on Education and approved by the Federation's Executive Board.

I am not a member of a national Chapter - can I still attend?
If you are not a member of a national Chapterяyou cannot apply for a grant to attend a Pain School. However, you can still attend by registering directly with the pain school. More information on this can be found here.

 
EACCME® Accreditation

The Virtual Pain Education Summit presented by the European Pain Federation, online platform, Belgium, 04/11/2021-06/11/2021 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 16 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities.

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Please note: Each participant can only receive the number of credits he/she is entitled to according to his/her actual participation at the event once he/she has completed the feedback form. Cf. criteria 9 and 23 of UEMS 2016.20. In order to help you issue individual certificates to each participants, please find below the breakdown of ECMEC®s per day:
04.11.2021 – 6.00
05.11.2021 – 6.00
06.11.2021 – 4.00