Polskie Towarzystwo Badania Bólu

Polish Association for the Study of Pain

Polskie Towarzystwo Badania Bólu

Polish Association for the Study of Pain


We would like to formally notify you that the 2020 EFIC Pain Schools are open for registration.

These are extraordinary circumstances, and we hope that COVID-19 is effectively managed by the time we reach summer, with minimal restrictions on meetings and events. We will update you if the current government measures look likely to interfere with the Schools. As they take place in September and early October, we currently see a low risk and will open registration as normal.





We have two Pain Schools taking place this year:

EFIC Pain School on Basics in Pain Medicine in Klagenfurt, Austria: 6-11 September 2020

The course is focused on basic knowledge of pain physiology and pharmacology, anamnesis of chronic pain patients, basics of psychological pain therapy and interdisciplinary multimodal therapy. Basics of therapy for acute pain, tumour pain, headache, neuropathic pain, musculoskeletal pain and visceral pain. All pain syndromes are interactively discussed and deepened in the course based on case studies → Download the program here.

EFIC Pain School on Cancer and Palliative Care in Liverpool, UK: 6-9 October 2020

The course is focused on skills for assessing and treating pain related to cancer and its treatment. Developing an evidence-based approach to assessment, formulating diagnoses and designing a comprehensive management plan including pain management. The emphasis is on a multidisciplinary approaches to managing pain related to cancer→ Download the program here.

As in previous year, there are 15 funded places per School; all the details are provided on this leaflet.

How can candidates apply?

Candidates should apply via EFIC centrally, or via their EFIC national chapter. Applications are reviewed by the EFIC Education Committee. Full details can be found here.

The deadline for applications is 30 April 2020.

The application review and notification to candidates is set for the 31 May 2020.

Please note that we will still field applications from potential candidates directly, to ensure there is a strong competition for places and that we see participation from a diverse range of countries. Where candidates are proposed via the EFIC national chapter, it is important that the letter of recommendation states clearly why a candidate is suitable for the School.