#EFIC2023 General Information

Find below the most important information on the #EFIC2023 Congress in Budapest on 20-22 September 2023

Late-breaking abstract submission to #EFIC2023 is now closed. Find out more about the abstract submission process here.



Registration to Pain in Europe XIII must be submitted online through the Congress website. Further details, such as deadlines, costs, terms and conditions, can be found here. We offer special accommodation rates for registered participants and will assist you in finding a suitable hotel for your stay and handling your reservation. Please note that the accommodation prices are not included in the registration fees. The hotels available can be found here.

For any questions regarding hotel booking, please approach our EFIC – Accommodation Team: efic-hotel@kit-group.org

CAUTION: Be aware of fraudulent individuals and companies that claim to offer registration for Pain in Europe XIII and hotel accommodation in Budapest through fraudulent websites and/or by contacting you directly via email. These fraudulent agencies will look similar to the official EFIC 2023 Pain in Europe XIII but are not. The only official agency handling registration and accommodation is K.I.T. Group GmbH located in Berlin, Germany. The only email addresses you should communicate with will end in @efic.org or @kit-group.org.


There is just one airport in Budapest. The distance between the airport and the city centre is around 20 km. There are public transport buses available to get to the city centre. For bus 100E, which takes you to the inner city, please purchase the special airport transfer ticket from the BKK machines.

If you choose to travel by taxi, we recommend using the Bolt application or calling City taxi on this number: +36 2 111 111

Find out more about how to get to Budapest here.


The Pain in Europe XIII Congress Mobile App allows delegates access to all congress data from any mobile device. The mobile app includes the scientific programme, sponsor and exhibitor details and additional information regarding the Congress. It is available for Apple iOS, Android and Windows Phone and supports smartphones and tablet computers. Download the Pain in Europe XIII Congress App, register and create your personalized schedule while at the congress.  Available soon!

Attendance Policy

All congress activities (including the opening ceremony, all scientific sessions, workshops, industry supported sessions, coffee breaks, exhibition area, etc.) are exclusively reserved for registered delegates. Nonregistered guests (including children, family members, colleagues, etc.) are not allowed in any event area. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and will be strictly enforced.


Admittance for persons aged under 18

In respect to European laws and regulations, as well as due to current health and safety, registration and/or admittance to the EFIC® Congress Pain in Europe XIII hall be limited solely to delegates who are 18 years of age or older. Registration by anyone under 18 is unauthorised and violation of these terms and conditions will automatically result in the forfeit of their registration. Identification is to be provided to congress staff upon request. Delegates below 18 years of age will not be granted access to any part of the congress at any time. This is also valid for children accompanied by their parents and any other unregistered person. If access to the congress is needed and no registration is available, the person should contact the registration desk for support.



All delegates and exhibitors are required to wear their badges throughout the congress to be admitted to the lecture halls, exhibition area and scheduled activities. Name badges can be picked up at the registration area located on the ground floor. If a registered delegate has lost or misplaced their name badge, there will be a fee to re-print the badge, regardless of the reason. The delegate will be asked to show photo identification to have the badge re-printed. The fee of €30.00 must be paid at the time of re-printing, either with a credit card or cash. Your badge may be scanned for certificate of attendance purposes, as well as by exhibitors for database purposes. If you allow your EFIC® 2023 Congress badge to be scanned by an exhibitor/sponsor, you hereby agree that your personal data (name, contact data, address data, organisation), collected by the congress organiser, may be forwarded or the exhibitor/sponsor by whom you have your badge scanned, and EFIC® or the respective company may contact you directly for its purposes. For your other rights, please read the congress privacy policy you agreed upon in the registration process or under www.efic-congress.org.

Certificate of Attendance

Your certificate will be delivered electronically after completing the educational evaluation procedure online via the link you will receive following the Pain in Europe XIII Congress. There will be no paper or physical certificate provided on-site. To receive the maximum number of credits for the hours spent at the Congress, you must have scanned your badge twice daily at the designated scanning points. If a delegate still needs to have their badge scanned, they will receive a certificate of attendance with no credits indicated.

Charging Stations

Charging stations for smartphones and mobile devices are available in the Exhibition Area in the EFIC Booth.

Cloakroom & Luggage Storage

The cloakroom / luggage storage, where you may store your things on a day-to-day basis free of charge, is located near the main entrance / registration area. The European Pain Federation EFIC®, the congress organisers, and the venue do not assume responsibility for items left at the cloakroom. Anything left here overnight will be taken to Lost & Found. The cloakroom will be open at the congress centre as follows:


Cloakroom Opening Hours:

Tuesday, 19 September: 15:00 – 19:00

Wednesday, 20 September: 07:30 – 22:00

Thursday, 21 September: 07:30 – 18:00

Friday, 22 September: 07:30 – 20:00

CME Accreditation

Medtech Accreditation

We are delighted to announce that #EFIC2023 is compliant with the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice. Find out more here.

CME Accreditation

The 13th Congress of the European Pain Federation EFIC, Budapest, Hungary, 20/09/2023-22/09/2023 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 21 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Find out more here.

Disclosure and resolution of personal conflicts of interest

In accordance with CME/CPD accreditation criteria and standards for commercial support to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor, those in control of the educational content must disclose potential or actual conflicts of interest. Disclosure information will be evaluated, and conflicts of interest will be resolved. Disclosure will be made available to delegates prior to the activity. Delegates will be asked on the evaluation to assess the objectivity and independence of the event. Please find more information on conflict of interest here:

Scientific Committee 2023
Scientific Programme 2023
Abstract 2023


Industry Support Disclosure

This event is supported, in part, by funding from Industry. All support is managed in strict accordance with CME/CPD accreditation criteria and standards for commercial support. Appropriate acknowledgement of all supporting organisations is made in the mini-programme, on the event website, and with signage during the event. A list of all industry supporters is available in the Industry Support and Exhibition Section on the website.

Code of Conduct

Please familiarise yourself with the official #EFIC2023 Code of Conduct before the Congress.


All official Congress prices are indicated in Euro (€). The official currency in Budapest is the Hungarian Forint, shortened as Ft. or HUF. All major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops. Exchange rates are available on: https://www.oanda.com/lang/de/currency/converter/.


Pain in Europe XIII will take place starting on Wednesday, 20 September 2023 until Friday, 22 September 2023.


More than 2,500 delegates from all over the world will participate in the Congress. In previous years, just under 50% of attendees were in clinical practice, while over 25% were in basic or clinical research.


Any form of duplication (recording, audio taping, photography and / or video) of sessions, posters, slides or any other medium, including the virtual congress platform is prohibited without expressed written consent of the author and congress organiser. Please do not use your mobile device to duplicate or record any sessions or scientific content. We kindly ask that delegates DO NOT photograph, record, film or use a cell phone to capture images of presentations or posters at any time during the Congress and on the poster and exhibition floors. Please note that you may be photographed, videotaped, and/or recorded during the Congress by the official Pain in Europe XIII photography or video team. To protect, among other things, the personal information of our delegates, you agree not to reproduce, perform, display, or upload any photographs of sessions and presentations.

Educational Objectives

After attending this event, delegates should be able to:

  • Explain the latest developments in the field of personalised pain management
  • Understand pain mechanisms pain characteristics and determine the diagnosis of pain conditions
  • Describe research investigations on nociception and pain pharmacology
  • Expand knowledge about new classification and definition of pain (nociplastic pain, ICD-11)
  • Understand the latest guidelines and recommendations in the field of pain
  • Discuss strategies and challenges of patient pain management, and pain treatment options
  • Improve the presentation of research, clinical pain management skills, and communication with patients
  • Assemble a valuable network of international colleagues
  • Evaluate and debate new trends, techniques, therapies, and diagnostic procedures
  • Expand knowledge of opioids, their misuse, and addiction
  • Discuss controversies in pain science and pain management
  • Understand evidence-based research techniques better
  • Discriminate between high and low quality research in pain
  • Address individual needs in compliance with their Continuous Professional Development (CPD) plan.

Hungary uses the 230 Volt/50 Hz system and two-pin continental plugs – the same as most other European countries. Electric appliances use continental-style two-pin plugs. Power converters can be borrowed at some hotels. If you visit from the UK, Ireland, Australia or Switzerland, you need to bring a plug adaptor. C and F type plugs generally fit on Hungarian electricity sockets. The USA, Canada and a large part of South America have the different 110-127 Volt system, which means many devices from there can only be connected in Hungary using a transformer.


Emergency Numbers

In Hungary, the emergency numbers are:

    • General: 112
    • Ambulance: 104
    • Fire fighters: 105
    • Police: 107

Reducing print: The congress programme and the abstract book will be available digitally only. A printed mini-programme will be available onsite. We invite you to please download our Congress App containing the programme and all helpful information. We kindly invite participants to bring a refillable water bottle or on-the-go coffee cup to save resources. We ask that you return your badge and lanyard for reuse after the Congress (return boxes at the registration counters). Offset your carbon footprint – you can contribute to our ecological efforts by offsetting the carbon footprint of your travels to Budapest. A carbon offset represents a reduction in emissions somewhere else. You can learn more and offset your carbon footprint at https://carbonfund.org/ .



Please find the exhibition area located on the entrance level of the congress center. Here are the opening times:

Wednesday, 20 September:
09:30 – 21:30
19:45 – 21:30 Opening Reception in the exhibition area

Thursday, 21 September
09:30 – 15:30

Friday, 22 September
09:30 – 15:30
19:00 – 21:00 Networking Event in the exhibition area


For medical congresses taking place in Europe, all delegates as well as all contributors are subject to European laws, rules and regulations clarified by the ‘Directive 2001/83/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 November 2011 on the Community code relating to medicinal products for human use.’ The relevant European laws, rules and regulations and their Hungarian application clearly state that: Patients and patient advocates should have no access to the areas where prescription medicines are promoted and should not receive any materials containing product advertisements (irrespective of their nationality). Patients and Patient Advocates will be asked to follow a specifically indicated route within the Exhibition Area to access the food outlets, poster exhibition, the Open Theatre, and the EFIC® Village.

Film, Video & Footage

Please be advised that photographs and video recordings may be taken at the Pain in Europe XIII Congress. By participating in the congress, you consent to the publication, release, exhibition, or reproduction of such photos to be used for the European Pain Federation EFIC® website, blog, social media and promotion of future congresses. By entering the Congress, you agree to each of the following:

  • You consent to be photographed, filmed and or otherwise recorded in connection with, or as part of EFIC® journalistic, advertising, marketing, promotional, archival and/or security activities;
  • You consent to such photography, filming and / or recording and to any use, in any and all media throughout the world in perpetuity, without compensation to you, of your appearance, voice and /or name for the above noted purposes;
  • You understand that all photography, filming and/or recording will be done in reliance on these consents given by you by entering the Congress.

If you do not wish to be photographed or filmed via the official Congress photography and video team, kindly inform representatives of your preference.

First Aid

Please contact a member of staff to assist you or inform them about any incident requiring First Aid.

Food & Beverage

The following food & beverage is included in the price of registration:

  • Welcome Reception, Wednesday, 20 September 2023, 19.45 – 21.30, in the Exhibition Hall
  • Happy Hour, Friday, 22 September 2023, 19.00 – 21.00, in the Exhibition Area
  • Daily coffee breaks, taking place inside the Exhibition Area

All food & beverage will be served inside the Exhibition Area on the Ground Floor. Lunches are available for purchase for all Congress delegates. Food stations will have daily warm and cold lunch options and drinks (ranging between 6-15 Euro per person). Please note: #EFIC2023 will be cashless, payment is only possible with credit card or hellopay cards.


Use the #EFIC2023 hashtag to let your friends and colleagues know you are participating in Pain in Europe XIII!

Join the conversation on Twitter here.

Health & Safety

Our #EFIC2023 scientific programme includes in-person meetings, interactions and round table discussions with speakers, poster presenters and peers.

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. Delegates are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their travels and stay in Budapest.

Please apply to the Congress registration help desk for medical assistance during the Congress.

Internet & WIFI
Wi-Fi Connection is available throughout the venue for all Congress delegates.

Network Name : EFIC2023
Password: efic2023


The Congress official language is English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.

Liability & Insurance

EFIC®, the congress organisers and the congress venue cannot accept liability for personal injury, accidents, loss or damages to private property of delegates, either during or indirectly arising from EFIC Congress 2023 “Pain in Europe XIII”. Delegates are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their travels and stay in Budapest.

Lost & Found

Anything left in the congress venue overnight, the cloakroom, or found in any of the meeting rooms will be brought to Registration Counter. Please ask our staff for assistance.

Lunch & Coffee Break

Food stations in the Exhibition Area will have daily warm and cold lunch options (from 6 Euro) and drinks served starting at 12:00 at any time throughout the exhibition opening times. Please note: #EFIC2023 will be cashless, payment is only possible with credit card or hellopay cards.


Non-Registered Persons

All event activities (including educational sessions, meal functions, exhibit hall, etc.) are exclusively reserved for registered attendees. Non-registered persons (including children, family members, colleagues, etc.) will not be permitted in any event area. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and will be strictly enforced.


Networking Events

The Opening Ceremony is the official starting point of the Pain in Europe XIII Congress and will be followed by the Networking Reception in the Exhibition Area. The Networking Reception along with the Happy Hour on Friday in the Exhibition Area provides a wonderful opportunity for you to greet old friends and meet new ones. All registered participants are invited to attend. Find out more about our networking and social events here.

Opening Session & Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony is the official starting point of the Pain in Europe XIII Congress and will be followed by the Networking Reception in the Exhibition Area. The Networking Reception provides a wonderful opportunity for you to greet old friends and meet new ones. All attendees are invited.



Phones should be on silent mode during all sessions. Please do not forget to bring an adapter in order to charge your phone. Smartphones may be required in order to participate in some of the Q&A sessions. Please download the congress App, which can be used on both Apple and Android phones.


Journalists, writers or bloggers may register and attend Pain in Europe XIII, however media accreditation for the Congress will only be awarded to those able to demonstrate that they work for a recognised media organisation and/or that they are on an official assignment from a recognised media organisation. All media delegates are encouraged to apply for accreditation in advance for a smoother check-in experience and ensured entry. EFIC® reserves the right to accept or reject any request for media credentials.

Press registration

To register as a media representative, please contact the EFIC-Registration Team at efic-registration@kit-group.org . Please note: to register as a media representative, you must submit a copy of your official press ID.


Public transport to HungExpo

The address of the #EFIC2023 venue is: 1101 Budapest, Albertirsai út 10.

From the airport, You can access the city centre from the airport by taxi service, airport shuttle bus, public transport (Bus 100EBus 200E) or car.

If you approach Hungexpo by public transport, Bus 10 is passing on a round way from Örs Vezér Tere metro station around HUNGEXPO and basically stops at each gate. See the exact stops and the timetable for Bus 10 HERE.  You can also take the metro to Pillangó utca station with Metro Line 2 (M2) and from there the main entrance is about a 15 minute walk away.



Pain in Europe XIII is a strictly non-smoking event. Please only smoke in the areas designated for doing so.

Speaker Service Centre

Located at the HungExpo, Level 1, Gallery Floor, Room G4. We ask that all speakers come to the Speakers Service Centre as soon as possible to hand in their presentations, at the very latest 2 hours before your scheduled session.

Speakers Service Centre Opening Hours:
Tuesday, 19 September: 13:00 – 19:00
Wednesday, 20 September: 07:30 – 18:00
Thursday, 21 September: 07:30 – 18:00
Friday, 22 September: 07:30 – 18:00

Sponsorship & Exhibition

A commercial exhibition will take place during the congress. Please contact our Sponsorship, Exhibition & Industry Liaison Specialist, Maya Ravinsky, for details, pricing and booking form at maya.ravinsky@efic.org​​. Find out more about sponsoring opportunities here.

Target Audience

Multi-disciplinary pain specialists; scientists, physicians, nurses, psychologists, physiotherapists and other health- care professionals are the target audience for Pain in Europe XIII. The diverse, clinically focused offering allows delegates to tailor curriculum to needs of international clinicians of all levels of experience.


In Hungary, the standard Value Added Tax (VAT) is 27%.


The taxi app Bolt is the most used app in Budapest.  Alternatively, you can call City Taxi directly under +36 2 111 111.

Time Zone

Hungary is in the Central European Timezone (CET).

Tourist Information

There is a tourist information point located in the Entrance Foyer on the Ground Floor. You may visit the Budapest Tourist Info desk during the congress general opening times. You will also find a tourist point at the Budapest Airport, as well as multiple places in the city center.


Pain in Europe XIII  takes place at the Hungexpo – which is located in the city of Budapest, only a few minutes away from the city centre by public transport. The address of the #EFIC2023 venue is: 1101 Budapest, Albertirsai út 10. The journey from the city center takes around 45 minutes to 1 hour by public transportation, and by car / taxi / bolt about 30 minutes.

Find out more about the venue here.

Visa Regulations

Visa regulations depend on your nationality and country of origin. Please contact your local consulate or embassy for official instructions on the specific visa regulations and application procedures that apply to you.

If you are required to request a visa letter, please contact our EFIC Registration team at efic-registration@kit-group.org.

Please be aware that the onsite registration must be completed and paid to request a Visa Letter.

Weather In Budapest

Hungary is a Central European country surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains. The four seasons are distinctively present in the weather of the country. Due to this Budapest experiences very hot summers and cool winters. During the end of September the city is still relatively warm, the average temperature is between 15-23°during the day. Rain is not expected around that time of the year, but please prepare in case it does appear.