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Virtual Pain Education Summit

Here is what attendees of the #EFICVirtualPainSummit thought:


Agreed that the quality of the educational content was excellent


Agreed that the quality of the speakers was excellent


Agreed that the event fulfilled their educational objectives


Agreed that the event improved their understanding of basic pain science

Why attend the #EFICVirtualPainSummit?

Over 40 hours of teaching across 3 days
Specific tracks for physicians, physiotherapists, psychologists and nurses
Cutting-edge science lectures on hot topics
Over 100 faculty members
Courses modelled specifically around the European Pain Federation curricula
Interprofessional learning sessions

Meet the Faculty


Brona Fullen, Ireland
Bart Morlion, Belgium

Track Leaders and Co-Leaders:

Pain Medicine: Bart Morlion, Belgium and Indre Bileviciute-Ljungar, Sweden

Pain Physiotherapy: Harriet Wittink, the Netherlands and An de Groef, Belgium

Pain Nursing: Emma Briggs, United Kingdom and Rianne van Boekel, the Netherlands

Pain Psychology: Edmund Keogh, United Kingdom and Sónia F. Bernardes, Portugal

Sam Ahmedzai, United Kingdom
Shaireen Aleem, United Kingdom
Claire Ashton-James, Australia
Nadine Attal, France
Edward Baker, United Kingdom
Alexander Baldacchino, United Kingdom
Tim Beames, United Kingdom
Sivera Berben, Netherlands
Sónia Bernardes, Portugal
Indre Bileviciute-Ljungar, Sweden
Catherine Blake, Ireland
Katja Boersma, Sweden
Didier Bouhassira, France
Chris Bridgeford, United Kingdom
Emma Briggs, United Kingdom
Line Caes, United Kingdom
Paul Campbell, United Kingdom
Karin Cannons, United Kingdom
Máire-Bríd Casey, Ireland
Suzanne Chapman, United Kingdom
Rajiv Chawla, United Kingdom
Flaminia Coluzzi, Italy
An De Groef, Belgium
Verena Del Valle Mattsson, Switzerland
Bart Depreitere, Belgium
Hemakumar Devan, New Zealand
Catherine Doody, Ireland
Owen Doody, Ireland
Stefan Elbers, Netherlands
Patrick Finan, United States
David Finn, Ireland
Emma Fisher, United Kingdom
Rainer Freynhagen, Germany

Johanna Fritz, Sweden
Brona Fullen, Ireland
Martin Galligan, United Kingdom
Luis Garcia-Larrea, France
Janne Gierthmuhlen, Germany
Irmela Gnass, Austria
Thomas Hadjistavropoulos, Canada
Monika Hasenbring, Germany
Hani Hattar, Sweden
Winfried Häuser, Germany
Jasmine Hearn, United Kingdom

Sigrid Heemskerk, Netherlands
Jonathan Hill, United Kingdom
Adam Hirsh, United Stated
Morten Høgh, Denmark
David Hohenschurz-Schmidt, United Kingdom
Sinead Holden, Denmark
Ivan Huijnen, Netherlands
Kelly Ickmans, Belgium
Bettina Jürries, Germany
Ulrike Kaiser, Germany
Judith Kappesser, Germany
Kai Karos, Belgium
Edmund Keogh, United Kingdom
Corelien Kloek, Netherlands
Roger Knaggs, United Kingdom
Andreas Kopf, Germany
Nevenka Krcevski Skvarc, Slovenia
Miriam Kunz, Germany
Antoon De Laat, Belgium
Natalie Lane, United Kingdom

Stefan Lautenbacher, Germany
Emelien Lauwerier, Belgium
Chris Main, United Kingdom
Anneleen Malfliet, Belgium
Petra Mandysova, Czech Republic
Peter Mattenklodt, Germany
Candy McCabe, United Kingdom
Lance McCracken, Sweden
Meghan McMurtry, Canada
Winfried Meissner, Germany
Ann Meulders, Belgium
Bart Morlion, Belgium
Lorimer Moseley, Australia
Andre Mouraux, Belgium
Sam Narouze, United States
Nadja Nestler, Austria
Michael Nicholas, Australia
Rubén Nieto, Spain
Melanie Noel, Canada
Neil O’Connell, United Kingdom

Norma O’Keeffe, Ireland
Siobhain O’Mahony, Ireland
Francesca Oppitz, Netherlands
Tonya Palermo, United States
Harm Peters, Germany
Madelon Peters, Netherlands
Gisèle Pickering, France
Stephanie Poulton, United Kingdom
Suzanne Pouwels, Netherlands
Michiel Punt, Netherlands
Michael Rathleff, Denmark
Deepak Ravindran, United Kingdom
Roland Reezigt, Netherlands

Jenny Rickardsson, Sweden
Dimitri Van Ryckeghem, Netherlands
Harbinder Sandhu, United Kingdom
Arnt Schellekens, Netherlands
Patricia Schofield, United Kingdom
Whitney Scott, United Kingdom
Manohar Sharma, United Kingdom
William Shaw, United States
Benjamin Smith, United Kingdom
Anne Söderlund, Sweden
Peter Staats, United States
Tasha Stanton, Australia
Amelia Swift, United Kingdom
Lissanthea Taylor, Australia
Nicola Torrance, United Kingdom
Zina Trost, United States
Dominique Van Der Velde, Belgium
Eveline van Looveren, Belgium
Jessica Van Oosterwijck, Belgium
Koen Van Boxem, Belgium
Peter Van Wambeke, Belgium
Rianne van Boekel, Netherlands
Rianne van der Heijden, Netherlands
Koen Vanhonsebrouck, Belgium
Mark Van Tilburg, Netherlands
Johannes Vlaeyen, Belgium
Kevin Vowles, United Kingdom
Julia Wager, Germany
Tim Watson, United Kingdom
Rikard Wicksell, Sweden
Katie Witkiewitz, United States
Harriet Wittink, Netherlands
Sigridur Zoëga, Iceland

EACCME® Accreditation

The Virtual Pain Education Summit presented by the European Pain Federation, online platform, Belgium, 04/11/2021-06/11/2021 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 16 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Please note: Each participant can only receive the number of credits he/she is entitled to according to his/her actual participation at the event once he/she has completed the feedback form. Cf. criteria 9 and 23 of UEMS 2016.20. Please find below the breakdown of ECMEC®s per day:
04.11.2021 – 6.00
05.11.2021 – 6.00
06.11.2021 – 4.00


In accordance with CME/CPD accreditation criteria and standards for commercial support to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor, those in control of the educational content must disclose potential or actual conflicts of interest. Disclosure information will be evaluated, and conflicts of interest will be resolved. Disclosure is made available to participants prior to the activity. Participants will be asked on the evaluation to assess the objectivity and independence of the event.

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