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#EFIC2025 Congress Topics


The theme of the #EFIC2025 Congress is ‘Comorbidity of chronic pain and mental health disorders: Breaking the cycle’. We therefore expect to see many talks and workshops on this theme. We also encourage workshop and poster submissions on all key topics relevant to pain science in 2025. You can find the topics we will use for our submission systems below.

Pain Syndromes

Acute pain
Acute post-surgical pain
Cancer pain
Central neuropathic pain
Chronic widespread & Nociplastic pain
Complex regional pain syndrome
Covid-19 associated pain
End of life pain
Ischaemic pain
Long-term post-surgical pain
Low back pain and lumboradicular pain
Orofacial pain and tempotomandibular disorders
Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
Pain and multimorbidity
Pain in general
Pain in in neonates, children and teenagers
Pain in the elderly
Pain in the neck and cervicoradicular pain
Pain in vulnerable groups
Pelvic pain
Peripheral neuropathic pain
Phantom limb pain
Visceral pain
Widespread pain

Basics in Pain

Definition and classification
Descending pain modulation
Education of pain care
Ethics and legal issues
Organisation of clinical pain care
Organisation of research in pain
Pain related to torture, organized violence and war
Societal impact
Somatosensory and nociceptive systems
Transition to chronic pain

Diagnosis & Measurement in Pain

Animal behaviour
Animal models
Artificial intelligence in pain
Bioinformatics and systems biology
Cellular imaging
Clinical diagnostics for the assessment of pain
Clinical molecular biomarkers
Multi omics (i,e. Proteomics, genomics & metabolomics)
Evidence – based medicine
Human experimental
Instruments for the assessment of pain
Measurement of physical aspects of pain
Measurement of psychosocial  and spiritual aspects of pain
Non-standard animal models
Prediction and outcome assessment
Real world evidence
Structural and functional neuroimaging / EEG
Study design and statistics in pain research
Systems biology

Pain Therapies

Complementary medicine
Digitization in pain management
Genetically based therapies
Interdisciplinary pain programmes
Interventional therapies
Neuromodulative therapies
Non-pharmacological interventions or therapy
Pain self-management strategies/programs
Palliative care therapies
Pharmacological therapies
Physical/occupational therapies
Preventive Strategies
Psychological therapies
Rehabilitation therapies
Side effects
Spiritual pain interventions
Surgical therapies