In this section, national initiatives which have been set up in Germany can be found.
Pain is a key factor for the quality of life and a challenge for health care systems. Around 80 million people in Europe suffer from chronic pain. Prof. Dr. Hans-Georg Kress, the president of the European Federation of IASP Chapters (EFIC), pointed this out during the Pain Conference "Societal Impact of Pain" (SIP) in Copenhagen and requests political support.
In the June 2012 Kompass Newsletter, an interview with Prof. Kress regarding problems and progress in pain care and an article on for example pain education (amongst others) can be found.
Please read here the June 2012 Kompass Newsletter (German).