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We are excited to announce that the EFIC Pain School on Translational Pain Research will take place on 26-30 June 2024 in Kraków, Poland. The course is open to anaesthetists, surgeons, nurses, physiotherapists, pharmacists, researchers, and quality assurance specialists in the early-middle stages of their careers. 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 on translational pain research for the purpose of building research projects based on the latest knowledge on physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology of pain, based on bi-directional translational studies. The course will have as main topics nociplastic pain; neuropathic pain; primary musculoskeletal pain; central modulation of pain mechanisms; the role of gut microbiota in pain regulation; neurobiology of the placebo effect; sleep and pain; chronic pain and mood disorders; the immune system in control of pain; neuromodulation-based analgesia and translational aspects of pain. Find out more here.
How to apply

Application is now open! The deadline for applications is 2 April 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 inter-professionalism, applications from nurses and physiotherapists are especially encouraged.
  • All applications are evaluated by the European Pain Federation EFIC® Committee on Education and approved by the Executive Board.