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International Outreach Course – Lumbar Hands-On Lab, 5-6 May 2018, Majorca, Spain

With this international outreach course, the Spine Intervention Society (SIS) is bringing hands-on lumbar intervention training to Majorca, Spain exclusively to SIS members based in Europe.  You will experience 8 hours of hands-on lab instruction with phantom spine models and 5.75 hours of lectures, breakout sessions, and discussions with your instructors. The techniques you will…

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A new Belgian campaign to raise awareness of pain in its many forms

The campaign “Pain Management”, published as a special edition of the Flemish newspaper “De Morgen”, focuses on pain in all its forms and how to deal with it. An interview with Bart Morlion opens the publication. The President of the European Pain Federation EFIC® spoke about the importance of primary  prevention, and how pain can…

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PDF Download A Polish study shows that elderly people with chronic musculoskeletal pain often receive inadequate treatment and would benefit from strong opioids. The data was presented at a symposium of the European Pain Federation EFIC. Patients with osteoarthritis can reduce their pain level if they lose weight by means of diet and exercise, according…

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EFIC Symposium – Myths and facts about joint pain

The latest research contradicts some of the popular assumptions about joint pain. These misconceptions often get in the way of effective therapies, experts told a symposium of the European Pain Federation EFIC in Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik, 21 September 2016 – A lot of incorrect assumptions about joint pain are in circulation. “The sometimes overly pessimistic misconceptions…

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EFIC Symposium – Chronic pain following joint surgery – experts call for new approaches

PDF Download 20 to 30 percent of patients who have a knee replacement may experience persistent pain after surgery. Experts discussed how individualised multimodal approaches could be the key to making treatments more successful at a symposium staged in Dubrovnik by the European Pain Foundation EFIC. Dubrovnik, 22 September 2016 – Many patients are disappointed…

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Health policy “needs to prioritise chronic pain” ‘Societal Impact of Pain’ Symposium 2016 discusses the socioeconomic impact of pain and policy solutions

Health policy “needs to prioritise chronic pain” ‘Societal Impact of Pain’ Symposium 2016 discusses the socioeconomic impact of pain and policy solutions Around 20 percent of Europe’s adult population suffer from chronic pain. The resulting direct and indirect costs amount to 1.5 to 3 percent of Europe’s total GDP, EFIC’s Symposium in Brussels on the…

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European Year Against Pain 2016 – Joint Pain

European Year Against Pain 2016 – Joint Pain   The EYAP theme for 2016 is Joint Pain. The first “European Year against Pain” (EYAP) was launched by EFIC in October 2012. The yearly campaign is dedicated to increase public awareness of the challenges of chronic pain. The EYAP campaign will highlight the difficult problems related…

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