PhD-Student Marion Schott writes about her participation at the Congress of the European Pain Federation (EFIC) in Dublin, 2022.

EURIDOL financially supported her participation at this congress.

In April 2022, I had the opportunity to attend the largest international congress on pain which took place in the beautiful capital of Ireland, Dublin. Organized by the European Pain Federation, this congress gathered a large panel of medical professionals as well as researchers and PhD students working on both fundamental and clinical pain studies.

Aside from enjoying the city in the evening, we spent four days attending plenary lectures of highly distinguished experts in the field sharing their cutting-edge research and addressing the current and future developments in pain science. The congress was divided into 4 topics: “Pain syndromes”, “Pain therapies”, “Diagnosis and measurement in pain” and last but not least, “Basic in pain” which provided courses about mechanisms of pain in animal models and in human studies but also its impact at a psychological, social and economic level. We also attended workshops and poster presentations that lead to exceedingly interesting scientific discussions highly relevant for my PhD project. All in all, this congress provided me the opportunity to meet distinguished experts in the field of pain and to find out about current and future developments in pain science. I highly recommend it to people working in pain studies and wanting to broaden their horizons. So, to those interested, the next EFIC congress will take place in Budapest in September 2023!