EFIC Open Theatre Call for Activities

 Due to the success of EFIC TV/Open Theatre in our 2022 Congress in Dublin, the European Pain Federation EFIC has decided to again organise an Open Theatre in Budapest for #EFIC2023.We invite all future delegates to submit an activity for this programme taking place in parallel to the scientific programme, showcasing highly interactive activities and discussions with delegates. The Open Theatre will be held in the exhibition area of the Congress, allowing for a broad and diverse audience. 

Please note that financial support for faculty is not available for open theatre sessions. The call is aimed at registered participants (speakers, poster presenters, patients, etc.) wishing to contribute to the Open Theatre programme. 


What is an Open Theatre session? 

We are looking for proposals that might fall outside of the typical scientific workshop format, but are nonetheless educational or entertaining. Examples include: 

  • Pro-contra debates on issues within pain science, clinical practice or academic life in general 
  • Interactive presentations of recent significant publications or position papers 
  • Hands-on or technical demonstrations requiring equipment or guided technique-focused presentations 
  • Presentations of non-pharmacological interventions and low-risk therapies  
  • Innovative technological demonstrations (e.g. VR, wearables) 


Important Rules and Guidelines

  • The activity needs to fit within one of the following time frames: 15min – 30 min – 60min  
  • The proposer is expected to be the main presenter. 
  • The proposer of an activity must ensure that their suggested participants have been made aware of the activity proposal and that they agree to the activity suggestion before the proposal is submitted.  
  • All activity participants need to be registered to the Congress. 
  • Proposals must be submitted via the formal congress submission system only. 
  • Proposals must be received by the announced deadline. Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered. 
  • All participants must consent to their activity being available for recording and web streaming. A formal consent process will take place ahead of the meeting, where you can provide guidance if any pre-publication research should be removed from recordings. 

The deadline for submitting an Open Theatre session has now passed. All submitters will be notified in due course.