Our History

The European Pain Federation EFIC was founded in 1993 by the European chapters of the International Association for the Study of Pain. The first President of the Federation was Professor Ulf Lindblom. Our first projects were our scientific meeting ‘Pain in Europe’ and our scientific journal the European Journal of Pain. Over the years we have evolved to take a stronger role in the education of clinicians, in furthering pain research and advocacy to support better policies affecting pain.

Please find here a book we produced documenting our first 20 years of activities.

Below you will a short video on key milestones for the Federation.