The Societal Impact of Pain - Road Map for Action is a policy instrument directed towards European institutions and EU governments to tackle chronic pain in Europe. More than 55 international organisations endorse the Road Map.
Poor management of post-operative acute pain can contribute to medical complications [...]; between 10% and 50% of patients develop chronic pain after various common operations, and one recent US study recorded >80% of patients experiencing post-operative pain.
During a press conference on 23 September, the Austrian Pain Alliance will announce and honour the winners of the DOLORES prize for interdisciplinary and multimodal pain initiatives by healthcare professionals.
Vienna/Austria, 3 September 2015: “The battle against chronic pain must be given higher priority in health policy”. Dr Chris Wells, President of European Pain Federation EFIC, called for more attention to be paid to chronic pain and presented the concept of an EFIC Diploma in Pain Medicine.
On occasion of the upcoming Congress of the European Pain Federation EFIC, the SIP Program Committee will organize a topical seminar on “The Way Forward: My Way is the best way”, chaired by EFIC President Chris Wells.
10 August 2015 - Common consensus on the classification of medical pain facilities. The professional societies and associations in pain medicine have developed structural and quality criteria for medical pain facilities, which are designed to improve pain care of patients in Germany.