Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I am proud to announce the 12th Congress of the European Pain Federation EFIC® will be held in Dublin, Ireland from 27-30 April 2022. As Europe´s most important multi-disciplinary and multi-professional organisation in the field of pain science, we represent 37 constituent national pain societies with over 20,000 scientists, doctors, physiotherapists, nurses, psychologists, and other healthcare professionals. Our core domains of activity focus on education, research and advocacy.
On behalf of the Federation it gives me great pleasure to invite you to the most prestigious and largest pain meeting in 2022. Under the theme of ‘Targeting pain and its co-morbidities in the digital age” we are planning an ambitious programme of lectures, workshops, refresher courses and networking initiatives on acute, chronic, cancer and non-cancer pain. In addition to the latest developments in basic science, we will focus on pain management from the primary care physician’s perspective, as well as multimodal interdisciplinary care.
Professor Eija Kalso is leading an excellent, broad-based Scientific Programme Committee (SPC) building the in-person and virtual programme that will include established internationally known scientists, as well as younger fellows and postdocs. We all value the benefit of personal networking, and in Dublin you will once again be able to meet old friends, and hopefully develop new collaborative networks.
A comprehensive Industrial Exhibition, and sponsored Satellite Symposia, will perfectly complement the scientific content. On behalf of the European Pain Federation EFIC®, I encourage you to join us for the most ambitious Pain Congress in 2022. Along with the Irish Pain Society local organising committee I look forward to offering you ‘céad míle fáilte’ (one hundred thousand welcomes) to the medieval city of Dublin, and to what we know will be our most successful meeting ever.
Brona Fullen, PhD, MSc, BSc
President, European Pain Federation EFIC®