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The aim of the PANDOS Research Group is to improve pain management and perioperative opioid use after surgery. The first objective is to conduct the PANDOS study, which will document opioid use in Europe and describe its association with adverse events and persistent pain. The goal is to include more than 10,000 patients, in at least 100 hospitals in more than 10 European countries. Research Question: The main research question concerns the description of perioperative opioid use in Europe. Other research questions relate to the safety of opioids and the risk factors associated with persistent opioid use after surgery. Exploratory work will focus on identifying and implementing best practices.

Chair: Prof. Patrice Forget, University of Aberdeen, School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, Institute of Applied Health Sciences, UK
Vice-Chair: Prof. Esther Pogatzki-Zahn, University Hospital of Muenster, Muenster, Germany

Endorsement by the European Pain Federation EFIC

EFIC endorses this project sponsored by the University of Aberdeen. In this ESAIC funded observational study on pain and opioids after surgery, EFIC will be supporting communication activities, disseminating the results of the project to the wider scientific community and general public.

Find out more: PANDOS ESAIC Research Group