• Are you a medical doctor who sees and treats people with pain?
  • Do you want to improve your knowledge of pain medicine?
  • Are you looking for further qualifications relevant to pain but need financial support to undertake them?

The European Pain Federation EFIC is holding the fourth sitting of the Examination for the European Diploma in Pain Medicine.

We are providing bursaries for 30 participants covering the registration fee in full.

The Examination will take place on the 17-18 April 2020 in Leuven, Belgium.

Registration is now open at our how to register page

European Diploma in Pain Medicine Education Support Bursary

  • We are providing bursaries for 30 participants in the 2020 Examination for the European Diploma in Pain Medicine. The bursary will cover the entire registration fee including any VAT. Recipients of the bursary will therefore pay no registration fee, only their travel and accommodation costs. Decisions on bursaries will be made at the point of registration, therefore we encourage people to apply as soon as possible if they wish to receive the waived registration fee.
  • Bursary recipients will be chosen on the basis of;Age and career stage, with a focus on early-to-mid career professionalsGeographical distribution, with the aim to encourage participation from the widest range of countries possible, and to encourage participation from lower income countries. Applicants from EFIC chapters will be prioritised.
  • Applicants are asked to register as normal, providing all the necessary documentation for their registration, plus a brief cover letter indicating their interest in applying for the bursary.
  • The European Diploma in Pain Medicine Education Support Bursary is provided through the kind support of Grünenthal GmbH.
  • Full details of the bursary can be found on our financial aid page.

About the Examination for the European Diploma in Pain Medicine

  • The purpose of the European Pain Federation EFIC Examination for the Diploma in Pain Medicine (EDPM) is to improve the standard of pain assessment and treatment through the provision of a qualification for all medical professionals that tests their broad understanding of all types of pain and their treatment.
  • The EDPM is not designed to replace national qualifications, but to establish a harmonised understanding of pain across Europe through a qualification open to all European doctors, as well as doctors from outside of Europe, and to provide a qualification in those countries where a national equivalent does not exist.
  • The content of the Examination is based upon the European Pain Federation EFIC Curriculum for the European Diploma in Pain Medicine, and selected accompanying reading materials, primarily the recommended reading list.
  • All information about exam structure, logistics and preparation are available on our dedicated EDPM exam page.

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