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Social and Networking Activities


#EFIC2025 is the best place to meet other pain professionals, network and socialise. At our next EFIC Pain in Europe congress, you will find the following networking opportunities:

Welcome Reception

On Thursday evening, all attendees are invited to the welcome reception in the exhibition area following the opening ceremony. All attendees mix and meet with food and drinks available.

When – Thursday evening
Where – EFIC village and exhibition area
Who – Open to all attendees

Networking Reception

We will be organising a networking reception on the final night, with all attendees having the opportunity to chat with peers.

When – Saturday evening
Where – Exhibition area
Who – Open to all attendees

Early Career Researchers Advice Sessions

With our ECR advice sessions, we aim to increase the confidence of and expand on the professional skills of early career researchers working in the pain science field.

Previous session topics included:

  • From academia to industry – Q&A session with an industry professional
  • Q&A session with mid-career researchers
  • Advice session on grant writing and journal paper submission

When – Throughout the programme
Who – Open to all attendees

Early Career Researchers Networking Party

Whatever career stage you are, join our ECR Networking Party to meet people, tell us how we can help you and find out more about the support EFIC can offer to ECRs.

When – Friday evening
Where – TBA
Who – Open to all attendees but separate registration required

Poster Networking

At #EFIC2025, all posters will have a dedicated area and time for presentation, whether it’s during the regular poster sessions, oral presentations, guided poster walks or the informal poster presentation during our welcome and networking reception.

When – Throughout the programme
Where – Poster area 
Who – Open to all attendees