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As September is Pain Awareness Month, the European Pain Federation EFIC wants to provide resources, create dialogue and promote research opportunities to increase public awareness in the area of pain and pain management.

#eficvirtualpainsummit: High quality education for all healthcare professionals

The European Pain Federation is organizing the biggest online pain education event with dedicated tracks for physicians, physiotherapists, psychologists, and nurses to provide the best online learning experience over 3 days. Join the Virtual Pain Education Summit 6-8 November 2020 here.

European Year Against Pain 2020

Since 2001, European Pain Federation EFIC® has held an awareness raising campaign named ‘The European Week Against Pain’ (EWAP). In collaboration with the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) the European Pain Federation EFIC® provides briefing packs and factsheets on the designated theme. 2020’s theme is Prevention of Pain. Have a look at the factsheets and the previous years’ theme here.

EFIC Pain Curricula and Examinations

The European Pain Federation organize various post-graduate diploma examinations. We have developed curricula on pain medicine and pain physiotherapy with accompanying examinations. the examinations for the European Diploma in Pain Medicine (EDPM) and the European Diploma in Pain Psychology (EDPP) take place once a year. Read all our Curricula here.

EFIC COVID-19 Task Force: Pain Management during COVID-19

The EFIC COVID-19 Task Force was created after realizing the need of our community for news related to pain management and COVID-19. By distributing relevant information in an objective way on our website the European Pain Federation aims to centralize all-important research on COVID-19 and pain.

EFIC Position Papers

The European Pain Federation produces its own position papers, clinical guidance and standards on topics of relevance to our work. Recent examples include cancer pain management and cannabinoids Read all our papers here.

European Journal of Pain articles

The European Journal of Pain (EJP) is the official journal of the European Pain Federation EFIC®. It is a multi-disciplinary, international journal that aims to be a global forum on all aspects of pain research and pain management. Every month the Journal provides free access to three articles. Find out more here.

The Societal Impact of Pain (SIP)

The ‘Societal Impact of Pain’ (SIP) platform is a multi-stakeholder partnership led by the European Pain Federation EFIC and Pain Alliance Europe (PAE), which aims to raise awareness of pain and change pain policies. The platform provides opportunities for discussion for health care professionals, pain advocacy groups, politicians, healthcare insurance providers, representatives of health authorities, regulators, and budget holders. Discover more here.