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EFIC 2017

European Pain Federation Congress 2017

  • 06 Sep 2017 to 09 Sep 2017
  • Bella Center Copenhagen
  • København S / Denmark

Whats About

For an enriching experience in pain therapy and medicine, the European Pain Federation(EFIC) was established in the 90’s to promote the study of latest technological and scientific advancements depending on the research work and clinical practices of professionals for providing better pain relief therapy to patients suffering from various medical ailments. A multi-disciplinary and multi-professional organization, EFIC encourages professionals to share knowledge regarding the best pain therapy methods, be it the diagnosis, treatment in order to be updated with the latest skills required for providing relief from pain. The EFIC Congress 2017 is taking place at Bella Center Copenhagen, Denmark from 6th September to 9th September 2017 with the theme “Bringing Pain Relief to all Patients”. This 10th Congress of EFIC will highlight all the developments made for pain therapy through research work and studies and how it can improve in the future for best medical care for patients. A wide spectrum of topics concerning all disciples of medical science pain therapy and medicine will be discussed through various scientific and educational sessions. Doctors, physicians, psychologists, pediatricians, medical specialists and pain therapists will be present at this congress to enlighten others and get enriched by practical and theoretical knowledge of medical experts from around the world specializing in providing pain relief to patients.

Program Highlights of the Events

  • Day 1 (06 September)
  • Day 2 (07 September)
  • Day 3 (08 September)
  • Day 4 (09 September)

  • Workshops:  Other science
  • Can we predict and prevent neuropathic pain?
  • Placebo effects: State of art, prediction and ethical considerations
  • What’s really relevant in pain treatment: Long term outcomes of paediatric pain patients
  • How to promote educational pain self-management in timed based appointments
  • The management of refractory neuropathic pain: Towards innovating treatments
  • Education and examination in pain medicine
  • Workshops: Basic science
  • Brain rhythms of pain
  • Conditional pain modulation: From basic science to clinical application
  • EFIC Key sessions :
  • Sensitization and development pf chronic post-operative pain
  • Pain after surgery
  • Sponsored symposia
  • E-Poster viewing sessions (At E-poster stations)
  • Poster viewing session (In poster area)
  • Plenary session:
  • What is going on at the GATE…?
  • Neuromodulation- More than just a light at the end of the tunnel
  • Opening ceremony
  • Welcome reception in the Exhibition area

  • Plenary session:
  • What can we learn from animal models for the management of pain after surgery?
  • Post-surgical pain management: Targets met, targets missed?
  • Trauma and nerve injury: the driving force in chronic post-surgical pain syndromes
  • Workshops: Cancer and pain in cancer survivors
  • Barriers to adequate availability and accessibility of opioids
  • E-poster:
  • Digital revolution in the management of chronic pain: APPS, internet-based therapies and virtual reality
  • Pains and gains: Goals, competition and reward
  • The role of pain in neurorehabilitation: Setting and consensus process
  • Pain out infant: A tool for creating knowledge and improving post operative pain management in pediatric patients
  • Workshops: Treatments
  • Spinal cord stimulation in the search of the key for better outcome
  • Plenary session: cancer and cancer survivors
  • Plenary session: ULF Lindblom special lecture
  • CPRS: Complex regional pain syndrome: Where are we, where are we going to:
  • Sponsored symposia
  • Meet the expert breakfast session: Can we reduce waste in neuropathic pain research

  • EFIC Symposium:
  • Plenary session: Guidelines for back pin in Europe- NICE and beyond
  • Plenary session: Time for a new low back pain revolution?
  • Plenary session: New vistas on fibromyalgia and CWP- New era or new errors?
  • Plenary session: Placebo effects in medicine
  • Plenary session: CGRP and migraine: Is the story of translational medicine reaching the patients?
  • Workshops: Interventions:
  • Neuromodulation: how big is the placebo effect! A debate
  • Workshop: Treatments:
  • Treating fibromyalgia: Impacts of psychological mechanisms, genetics and cerebral pain processing
  • EFIC Key sessions:
  • Non-pharmacological strategies in peri-operative pain management
  • Persistent post-surgical pain: Mechanisms and risk factors
  • Workshops: Cancer and pain in cancer survivors:
  • Predominant pain mechanisms contributing to persistent pain complaints in breast cancer survivors: How to recognize them and treat them in daily clinical practice?
  • Sponsored symposia
  • Workshops: Other science
  • Epidemiology and impact of chronic pain
  • E-Poster viewing sessions (At E-poster stations)
  • Poster viewing session (In poster area)

  • EPIC Symposium:
  • Plenary session: Stress and pain: who is doing what to whom?
  • Plenary session: The eternally forgotten login: The role of glia cells in pain transmission
  • Plenary session: What does the crystal ball say about the future of pain medicine?
  • Workshops: Interventions:
  • Back pain revisited: New insights for research, diagnosis and therapy
  • Multisensory representation of pain in healthy, clinical and sensitized states
  • E-Poster:
  • Preparation for the advent of precision medicine in pain: Profiling and stratification methods in pre-clinical and clinical research
  • Refractory headaches: An endless loop
  • Workshops: Basic science
  • Genetics and genomics in pain: Where we are and where we can go