The European Pain Federation EFIC® – Winter Cancer Pain School, Liverpool was held from 16th – 19th October. The course was fully booked with extended places made available due to high demand; the course was attended by 33 delegates in total from across Europe, the UK, Middle East, Indonesia & Mexico.

The course was organised by Dr Manohar Sharma a Trustee of the Pain Relief Foundation and a Consultant in Pain Medicine at the Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, Dr Kate Marley, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, University Hospital Aintree (Woodlands Hospice), Liverpool and Professor Bart Morlion Director of the Leuven Centre for Algology & Pain Management, University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium and current president of EFIC.

The course this year has been outstanding and was well received by all the participants which has been reflected in the fantastic feedback comments. Dr Dorota Ortenburger a Psychologist from Poland actually took the time to write a full report on the pain school which was a wonderful surprise, the content of which captures the very essence of the pain school and what we as organisers hoped to achieve through the vast knowledge and experience of the team of local, national and international speakers of the very highest standards.

The European Pain Federation would also like to thank Julie Williams for letting us use her article and picture of the event!