European Pain Federation Pain Schools
What are the European Pain Federation Pain Schools?
The European Pain Federation Pain Schools are courses aimed at young (prefereably less than 45 years) European medical doctors and paramedical personnel who are interested in the field of pain and want to gain more experience. These are at least 4-5 days regarding basic treatment of pain patients and all aspects of pain development. To be eligible for the school you need to be an Europeatn Pain Federation Chapter Member.
How can I attend an European Pain Federation Pain School?
EFIC Council Members can appoint maximum two candidates for each school to attend. The applicants presented by the European Pain Federation Councillors have to fill in the application form which has to be send to the European Pain Federation Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) before the application deadlines. All the applicants will be evaluated by the European Pain Federation Committee on Education and approved by the European Pain Federation Executive Board, who will decide following the guidelines set by European Pain Federation which applicants will receive the European Pain Federation grant. There is a maximum of 15 EFIC applicants per school. Click here to fill in the application form. Note: Applications sent to the European Pain Federation office direclty are not being accepted, all applications have to go throught the national European Pain Federation Councillors. Please note that when an applicant is not able to attend the Pain School for any reason, the applicant or the European Pain Federation Councilor representing the applicant have to inform the EFIC Office, the Pain School and the respective EFIC Councilor in writing minimum 30 working days before the actual start of the Pain School. In case no information is received in this time period the respective national Chapter will be held responsible to pay 20% of the grant (1000 € per applicant).
EFIC Pain Schools 2016:
EFIC Pain School Klagenfurt 2016, 4-9 September
EFIC Pain School Bergamo 2016, 10-13 October (previously known as Montescano)
EFIC Winter Cancer Pain School Liverpool 2016, 10-14 October
**** APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1 May 2016 ***
Is it also possible to attend an EFIC Pain School without the EFIC Grant?
Yes, in this case you need to contact the European Pain Federation Pain School directly via the email address, or via the schools website:
EFIC Winter Cancer Pain School Liverpool: t.b.c.
Please do not forget to be in time to request your international PASSPORT/VISA modalities for travel purposes!
Note: With your registration at one of the European Pain Federation Pain Schools you automatically give the Eureopean Pain Federation the right to send announcements of European Pain Federation news, educational initiatives, congresses, symposia, European Journal Of Pain, etc. to you via e-mail.
NOTE: EFIC has now defined and approved 5 pain schools: Klagenfurt Autumn Pain School (annually), Bergamo Pain School (annually) Liverpool, Maribor and Krakow Pain School (every other year). For the moment EFIC are not planning to have any additional Pain Schools. The Pain School website page will be updated when the situation changes.
Below you’ll find the general rules for acceptance as an European Pain Federation Pain School:
1. Based on propositions of the organizer, the European Pain Federation Executive Board recognizes an international course as European Pain Federation Pain School. To obtain this, the proposal must indicate:
a) The School is open to a limited number of doctors (number of registrants are to be defined by the School), from all medical specialities, involved in pain medicine.
b) Complete program. The program must handle items in the domain of Chronic Pain. It must be extensive multidisciplinary.
c) Complete list of speakers. Speakers must be persons active in the domain of Chronic Pain.
d) ECM and EAECM credits requested and certification received.
e) Any other sponsorship or economical support.
f) Disclosure on conflict of interest.
g) Proposals should arrive at the European Pain Federation Office five months before the start of the course to be evaluated by the European Pain Federation Committee on Education and approved by the European Pain Federation Board.
2. The European Pain Federation will examine the proposal and approve it, after consultation with the European Pain Federation Scientific Committee.
3. An official agreement will be drawn up between the European Pain Federation and the Pain School organizer, which has to be signed by both parties, before the start of the school.
4. The organizer of the European Pain Federation Pain School has to inform and send to all approved applicants a letter of invitation in order for the applicants to organize their travel and visa modalities.
5. The European Pain Federation will sponsor the Pain School by selecting 15 students from its national chapters. For these 15 students, the Eureopean Pain Federation will support the school for a maximum of 17000 EUR for the 15 students and per year. The selection/evaluation of those students will be made by the Committee on Education and approved by the European Pain Federation Executive Board.
6. The list of the European Pain Federation selected students will be part of the agreement. Payment of the total sponsorship amount according to the list of approved students will be done to the Pain School organization after receipt of the invoice and when the school is completely finalized.
7. The selection/evaluation process will only be possible via the European Pain Federation website.