European Pain Federation

The European Pain Federation EFIC® was founded in 1993 and meanwhile represents 36 national pain societies in Europe (representing close to 20.000 members) that have been chartered by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP®). 
In general EFIC® is organised to promote multidisciplinary research, education and management of pain. The specific aim is to create a forum for European collaboration on pain issues and to encourage communication at a European level between EFIC® member societies and also with other bodies interested and involved in the fields of pain research and pain therapy, such as European, regional or national societies or federations of medical specialities (anaesthesiology, neurology, headache, palliative care, etc), institutions of the European Community, European and national educators, legislators and health care providers.