Welcome Messages



Dear Friends and Colleagues,​​


I am  proud to announce the 9th Congress of the European Pain Federation EFIC®

This will be held in Vienna, Austria from 2nd- 5th September 2015. 

On behalf of the Federation, it gives me great pleasure to invite you to participate in this innovative and informative event that will once again be the leading pain congress in Europe.

EFIC has developed into Europe´s most important multidisciplinary and multi-professional organization in the field of pain medicine, representing 36 constituent National Pain Societies with over 20.000 scientists, physicians, nurses, psychologists, physiotherapists and other healthcare professionals. EFIC was formed in 1993, and has grown in numbers and scope over the last 21 years. It has become established as the European voice of all those who study and treat pain.

During the 9th Congress, we will explore the scientific application of clinical pain management and look ahead and highlight how best we can apply pain treatment in the future. We have an excellent and broad Scientific Programme Committee, chaired by Chris Eccleston. They are working on an attractive and ambitious program that covers all the different multidisciplinary aspects of research and medical practice in our field. Refresher Courses, Plenary Lectures, Topical Seminars and workshops, and daily poster presentations will encourage interaction and inspire exchange between participants. A comprehensive Industrial Exhibition and sponsored Satellite Symposia will perfectly complement the scientific content. The spacious Congress Center will provide ample room for all congress activities. On behalf of EFIC, I would like to encourage you to join us at this outstanding pain congress in 2015.

I look forward to welcoming you to the beautiful city of Vienna, and to a very successful congress.


Dr.​ Chris Wells,
​President, European Pain Federation EFIC​®​ 


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to invite you to Pain IX: translating evidence into practice. Our meeting remains a premiere international pain conference that meets the needs of our broad community of expert pain practitioners, scientists, and policy makers. We provide opportunities for colleagues to share their findings and to learn about new developments in pain science and practice.

In Pain IX we are focusing explicitly on how to translate evidence into practice. This means both the pursuit of clinically relevant research, and the translation of basic science into practice. A strength of the pain community has always been its willingness to work in a multi-disciplinary environment and to learn about advances both within and outwith one's own field of experience. For Pain IX we will continue in this tradition by providing the very best of contemporary science and scientists, from around the world.

Europe is a strong hot-house of pain research and clinical development. We see examples of innovation, creativity, and challenge from across the Federation, from the most established of clinical outfits, to the newest of new students. All are welcome in Vienna. We look forward to stimulating and interesting workshops, to interactive and standard posters, to our refresher day, and to providing you with the resources that last long after the meeting.

​The scientific programme committee and I look forward to welcoming you in Vienna and working with you to keep moving pain science and pain practice forward.

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Prof. ​Christopher Eccleston 
Chair of the Scientific Programme Committee.