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SIP 2017 - Key Statement

Amira Karkin Tais – Bosnian Pain Association, Bosnia and Herzegovina

"Our goal is common, and that is to help patients who suffering from pain as a cancer, and non- cancer, chronic costing health more than a well-organized system of treatment pain."




Amira Karkin Tais
President of Bosnian Pain Association APTBH
Bosnian Pain Association APTBH


The initiatives of APTBH for the “pain treatment and SIP” in B & H remains the same until further notice “The need for institutional solutions, capacity development and awareness raising”

1. Occupation

  • Gen. Surgery-Dept of Anaesthesiology, July 1974 - 1996
  • Chief of Anaesthesiology
  • Medical coordinator/ Anaesthesiolologist and Pain therapist
  • Acupuncturist, Pain Therapy Center, Avgust 1996 - 2011
  • HOPE 87, Sarajevo
  • Doctor practitioner in Pain therapy department in the Private polyclinic, 2011 - 2017
  • EUROFARM, Sarajevo

2. Establisher of Pain Therapy Center HOPE 87, Sarajevo Establisher of Assotiation for Pain Therapy BiH, Nov 1996 - April 2004

  • President of APTBH, 2004/2017

3. Lecturer and leader continuing Pain education for B&H, 2006 - 2017

4. Medical presentation, Projects, publication etc.; Book“ Lijecenje bola”- autor Karkin-Tais, ISBN 9958-41-026-5,COBISS-ID 6521862 Publ. TKP Sahinpašic, jun 1999

  • Broshure about ATPBH
  • Guideline for job description in Pain praxis for 7 new Pain Centres and their work in BiH
  • Guideline for diagnostic and therapy of Headaches on 20 pages, in 800 copies for BiH

5. Organiser and coordinator Joint Pain Symposium with INPS from London (UK.2007) for 200 participants from BiH, Srbia, Balkan

6. Author and Coordinator of Projects

(UNESCO, JICA, Austria Goverment), 1995/98 - 2013

7. Coordinator in HOPE87 together with APTBH on Pain project “Establishing a Pain Management Network in Bosnia-Herzegovina”, 2007/11

  • Efficiently organised 7 Pain Units on University Clinical Centres and Hospitals based on community and institutional support
  • Education Activities: Organize in-country seminars on pain and continuing education
  • Efficiently organised 1 Pediathric Pain Units on University Clinical Centres
  • Efficiently organised Pain in CBR(comunity based rehabilitation)

8. Organiser and coordinator I Pain Congress in BiH with international participation

9. Member of IPS Executive Committee ) IASP Pain Declaration, Montreal

10. Member of EFIC Board for Education

11. Analize an epidemiological and health economic data of the chronic pain population (Author, organizer, lecturer and coordinator for the projects:

  • Prevalence of Chronic pain in in BiH
  • Analize an epidemiological and health economic data of the chronic pain population in BiH

12. On 2013 Monitoring on projects “Comprehensive Pain Management at UNITS in B & H”