“The European Federation of IASPR Chapters (EFIC) represents 35 national pain societies with a total of some 20,000 health care professionals involved in pain research and pain medicine. To increase public awareness of chronic pain as a disease in its own right having a tremendous impact on health care systems throughout Europe, EFIC needs a partnership with genuine and authorized representatives of chronic pain patients. Thus, EFIC welcomes the formation of Pain Alliance Europe as a strong pain patient initiative that helps us to draw attention on chronic pain and its societal impact. We look forward to joining our forces in our efforts to gain public recognition of chronic pain as a true challenge to patients and physicians, but also to politicians and decision makers”.
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