10th Congress of the European Pain Federation, EFIC® (EFIC 2017)
We are now less than three months away from our congress, ‘Pain in Europe X: Bringing pain relief to all patients’, and we’d like to take this opportunity to write to you personally. The congress is taking place this year in Copenhagen on the 6th to the 9th September and excitement is building!

Our scientific programme has taken shape, and we are preparing for some breakthrough science sessions as well as some valuable clinical insights. The conference covers every type of pain, including acute, persistent, cancer pain, neuropathic, fibromyalgia and headache. Debates will cover topics such as neuromodulation, opioids vs cannabinoids for persistent pain, multidisciplinary treatment, hypnosis, self-help, exercise as therapy, education and the role of the health care professional as an advocate. See a selection of highlights below.

In addition, there are linked refresher courses during the workshops giving updates on state of the art pain management, and preparing young clinicians for the European Diploma in Pain Medicine.

The European Pain Federation congress is the most important date in the calendar for pain medicine in 2017, and we will see most key opinion leaders in pain care joining us in Copenhagen. If you are wondering if the European Pain Federation congress is the right congress for you, please watch the video below:


We hope that you are able to join us again this year and that we have the opportunity to meet during the congress.

Registration is open, so please join us for ‘Pain In Europe X: Bringing pain relief to all patients’!

Kind regards
Chris Wells
European Pain Federation
Bart Morlion
President Elect
European Pain Federation

Highlights include:
  • Tim Deer on neuromodulation
  • Ted Kaptchuck on the placebo phenomenon
  • Stephen Ward on the 2016 NICE Guideline on evidence based management of low back pain and sciatica
  • Ruth Defrin on stress and pain
  • Mary Anne Fitzcharles on medical cannabis
  • Henrik Kehlet and Dan Carr on post-op pain, acute and chronic
  • Serge Perrot on fibromyalgia
  • As well as speakers on basic science, including Allan Basbaum on the future of pain medicine.