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We are excited to announce that the EFIC Pain School on Pain Psychology for Non-Psychologists will take place on 5-7 November 2024 in Verona, Italy. The course is open to early-to-mid career healthcare professionals from clinical and research backgrounds, who are already working in the field of pain or are considering a career in pain management. Given the theme of the Pain School and the EFIC’s philosophy of multi-disciplinarity and interdisciplinarity, the School is intended for applicants from different professions (i.e., medical doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, etc.), including trainees.
Psychological aspects are integral to the experience of acute and chronic pain and significantly modulate pain experience, medication adherence and pain relief. This school aims to provide deeper understanding of the psychological dimensions of pain to guide healthcare professionals without a specific psychological expertise in choosing optimal pain management strategies. Find out more here.
How to apply

Application is now open! The deadline for applications is 8 July 2024.

  • 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.
  •  As EFIC Pain Schools aim to focus specifically on interprofessionalism, this EFIC Pain School is open to all professions and disciplines interested in pain psychology.
  • All applications are evaluated by the European Pain Federation EFIC® Committee on Education and approved by the Executive Board.