Welcome to #EFIC2025

Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends,

On behalf of the European Federation of Pain, I am happy and proud to invite you to the most prestigious and largest international pain meeting in 2025: the 14th Congress of the European Pain Federation EFIC®, which will be held in Lyon, France from 24 to 26 April 2025.

The European Pain Federation is a multi-disciplinary and multi-professional organisation in the field of pain science. It represents 38 constituent national pain societies from the European and peri-European space, and puts together the efforts of over 20,000 healthcare professionals working on pain.

The #EFIC2025 Congress will include lectures, workshops and symposia, refresher courses and networking initiatives on all the pain-related domains – from basic research to daily clinical practice. This edition will put special focus on the connexions between pain and mental health disorders, and the importance of multidisciplinary care to not only alleviate the physical burden of pain, but also enhance the quality of life, physical and mental, of persons suffering pain conditions.

A multidisciplinary Scientific Programme Committee (SPC) led by Professor André Mouraux is building a comprehensive programme that will include not only established international scientists, but also early career fellows and postdocs who represent the future of our task. You will once again be able to meet old friends, discuss new ideas and develop new collaborative networks. A large Industrial Exhibition and sponsored Satellite Symposia, will perfectly complement the scientific content.

Finally, and surely not least, the EFIC2025 will be held in Lyon, a city closely entwined with pain research, where the notion of chronic pain as “a disease in itself” was born, where the first textbook on pain surgery was published and where a plethora of advances in pain diagnosis and therapy is continually developed. Lyon is also a very pleasant city to visit, with over 2000 years of history, exceptional location and ready access by plane or high-speed train. Easy to walk around, Lyon contains the best preserved Renaissance quarter in Europe, and offers an extremely efficient, eco-friendly and inexpensive public transport.

On behalf of the European Pain Federation EFIC®, I encourage you to join us, your friends and colleagues for the most ambitious Pain Congress in 2025!

With best regards

Luis Garcia-Larrea

European Pain Federation EFIC President

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is with great pleasure and excitement that I invite you to the next EFIC Congress 2025 – Pain in Europe XIV, which will be hosted in the picturesque city of Lyon, France. As the Chair of the Scientific Programme Committee, I am honored to extend a heartfelt invitation to the international pain community to come together to share and advance our collective knowledge in the field of pain research and medicine at #EFIC2025.  

Lyon, a city known for its rich history, culinary delights, and vibrant culture, is the perfect backdrop for our gathering. It is a place where innovation and tradition coexist harmoniously. This congress is a unique opportunity for us to merge the latest scientific advancements with time-honored practices, making Lyon an ideal setting for intellectual exchange and collaboration.

Our congress theme “Comorbidity of chronic pain and mental health disorders: Breaking the cycle” holds significant importance in light of the recent announcement of the EU Mental Health Strategy in 2023. This interdisciplinary theme will be pertinent to both researchers and clinicians, engage medical and non-medical healthcare professionals and span a wide range of areas of interest. Chronic pain and mental health disorders (such as major depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, post traumatic stress disorder) are interconnected public health concerns with growing prevalence that often coexist and exacerbate each other, highlighting the need for shared policy goals.
An internationally renowned multidisciplinary Scientific Programme Committee is hard at work putting together a programme that is both comprehensive and diverse, covering a wide range of disciplines, from cutting-edge research to clinical practice. We look forward to hosting experts in their field who will present their latest findings and insights, inspiring thought-provoking discussions and enabling us all to push the boundaries of our knowledge.  As we face increasingly complex medical challenges, collaboration among scientists, clinicians, and researchers from diverse backgrounds has never been more vital. Our program is designed to foster this collaboration and provide a platform for dialogue, learning, and the exchange of ideas.

Of course, all attendees will be able to actively participate, engage in lively discussions, and forge connections that will enhance your own work and contribute to the advancement of pain science and management as a whole. Together, we can make a lasting impact on the health and well-being of people around the world.

Join us for #EFIC2025 in Lyon and let’s embark on this journey of knowledge, collaboration, and innovation together. I am confident that our time at #EFIC2025 will be both professionally enriching and personally rewarding. 

Kind regards 

Prof. André Mouraux 

Chair of the Scientific Programme Committee