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PAE represents the patients in EFIC’s Congress


The 10th Congress of the European Pain Federation, EFIC® (EFIC 2017) will shine a spotlight on current trends and future developments in pain medicine. European Pain Federation, EFIC® has long been known as the European leader in the field of pain, and its European congresses harness the expertise and experience of 37 national Pain Chapters, representing more than 20,000 healthcare professionals.

The 10th Congress of the European Pain Federation, EFIC® 2017 will take place in Denmark’s capital and biggest metropolitan- Copenhagen, from 6-9 September 2017, and the scientific programme will provide delegates with unmatched access to the latest knowledge and research of the world’s leading pain experts through its fascinating sessions and practical courses.

At the invitation of the organisers, two members of the PAE Board, Viorica Cursaru and Liisa Jutila will participate in the Congress’ works and events.

This invitation means a lot for Pain Alliance Europe, as, besides the networking opportunities that such an event brings, and the possibility to stay up to date on current trends and research on pain medicine, we are given the occasion to represent the patients in an important event of the health care practitioners, international physicians, and scientists. 

As a part of the EFIC Key Session “Societal Impact of Pain: Classification of chronic pain as a condition” chaired by Thomas Tolle (Scientific Programme Committee Chair) – Liisa Jutila is going to present the patient’s perspective on how the new changes in ICD 11 – the classification of chronic pain as a condition means for the patients and how could this change improve the situation for patients.

Other key speakers are present in this sessions to complete the views on the ICD 11 change. After an introduction from Bart Morlion, Rolf Detlef-Treede will present the IASP position on the matter, a representative of the EU Parliament will expose on What the classification of chronic pain could mean for pain care policy in Europe and Robert Jakob, representative of the World Health Organisation will present the official position of his organisation.

To find more info or register for the Congress, please visit EFIC’s Congress website. Alternatively, you can download the invitation to the event.

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