Eija Kalso, MD, PhD, is currently professor of Pain Medicine at the University of Helsinki and visiting professor at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm. She served as the president of IASP in 2010-2012. Her broad field of interests span from basic research on the pharmacology and neurobiology of nociception to clinical pharmacology, cancer-related and neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, transition from acute to persistent pain after surgery and genetics of pain.

“It is a great privilege to serve as Scientific Programme Committee chair for the 2021 EFIC Congress. I have a long track record of serving the International Association for the Study of Pain, and I’m looking forward to this fresh challenge. EFIC is the key pain meeting in Europe and it will be the largest pain congress in 2021. I look forward to showcasing the most cutting edge science within a dynamic and engaging programme.”