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We are excited to announce that the EFIC Pain School on Cancer Pain and Palliative Care 2023 will take place on 26-28 November 2023 in Berlin, Germany. The course is open to anesthetists, surgeons, nurses, physiotherapists, pharmacists, researchers, and quality assurance specialists in the early-middle stages of their careers. Preference will be given to attendees who are aiming to be future leaders in their field/country/hospital in the area of acute pain management. We expect that learners will take it upon themselves to disseminate the knowledge and experience they gained during the course, among their peers.
This course aims to further enhance skills for assessing and managing acute pain related to surgery and trauma in adults. The interactive course format will present an evidence-based approach to assessing, formulating a diagnosis, and designing a comprehensive holistic pain management plan. Emphasis will be placed on a multi-disciplinary and multi-professional approach to managing this form of pain. The course will follow EFIC’s Core Curriculum for physicians, nurses, and physiotherapists as these are the professions most involved in caring for people experiencing acute, post-operative pain. Find out more here.
How to apply
  • Application is now open! 
    • Candidates should apply via EFIC centrally. Please note that for this pain school, your level of English needs to be at least C1 or higher according to the CEFR standard.
    • EFIC offer 15 places for this Pain School free of charge via a grant. For the chosen 15 applicants, all teaching and related activities are provided for free, along with accommodation and meals. The only significant cost these applicants should expect to pay is their travel.
    • The remaining places will be self-funded at 850€ per candidate, covering the costs of the course and refreshments. Hotel accommodation and travel costs are NOT included. If you are interested in more information about this option, please contact
    • All applications are evaluated by the European Pain Federation EFIC® Committee on Education and approved by the Executive Board.