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SIP 2017 - Presentation and Statement

Prof. Dr.Bart Morlion – European Pain Federation EFIC, Belgium

"Policy makers at EU and national level need to understand the severe impact of pain upon society. It is our job at EFIC and in the SIP platform to highlight this impact, and to point to positive changes that could be made."



Prof. Dr. Bart Morlion
President Elect and EU Liaison Officer, European Pain Federation EFIC
Director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Centre of the University of Leuven, Belgium

Bart Morlion is director of the multidisciplinary pain centre at Leuven University in Belgium.

He has been appointed president-elect of the European Pain Federation EFIC® and will take office in September 2017. Bart also acts as EFIC® EU-Liaison Officer, representing the Federation towards European policy makers and the European pain community. Between 2006 and 2012, Bart Morlion was the President of the Belgian Pain Society – the Belgian Chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) and represented Belgium as councilor in EFIC®. He steers the Organizing Committee of the Belgian Interuniversity Course of Algology and is also an active member of several committees in international scientific societies, including the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP).

Bart Morlion teaches pain management and pharmacology at the Leuven University and several higher institutions. He has given more than 400 international and national invited lectures and seminars on pain management, and has authored a number of primary manuscripts, reviews, books and book sections. He is deputy editor of the European Journal of Pain and a regular reviewer for several international journals. His professional interests include all aspects of multimodal chronic pain management, analgesics, and quality management.

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