The European Federation of Pain, EFIC is a multidisciplinary professional organisation in the field of pain science and medicine, consisting of the 37 European chapters of IASP (International Association for the Study of Pain).

The British Pain Society is its British Chapter.

Established in 1993, EFIC's 31 constituent chapters represent close to 20,000 scientists, physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, psychologists and other healthcare professionals across Europe who study pain and treat patients in pain. EFIC's aims are to advance research, education, clinical management and professional practice related to pain, and to serve as an authoritative, scientifically based resource concerning policy issues related to pain and its management.

European Journal of Pain
Members of the British Pain Society are entitled to receive a complimentary electronic copy of EFIC's European Journal of Pain.

For further information about EFIC and its activities, including upcoming meetings and publications, please contact EFIC directly, or visit their website:

Mrs. Christel Geevels
Executive Secretary
EFIC Office
Grensstraat 7, Mailbox 3
B-1831 Diegem
Phone : +32 2 251 55 10
Fax: +32 2 251 48 10
E-mail: secretary@efic.org



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Latest News from EFIC


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European Year Against Pain (EYAP)

In calling for the "European Year Against Joint Pain”, the European Pain Federation EFIC® is devoting itself this year to an especially widespread health problem. The current information campaign is intended to highlight the many different forms of pain that can occur in and around the joints. Osteoarthritis alone accounts for 20 per cent of chronic pain worldwide. Large numbers of people also have problems associated with inflammatory joints conditions. The treatment of the various types of joint pain continues to pose a huge challenge, but latest findings promise more efficient relief. Top European pain experts criticize that this relief is not yet reaching pain sufferers to a sufficient extent.

Further information can be found on the EFIC website at: http://www.efic.org/index.asp?sub=F8AMLHLAP9216P 

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