Dublin chosen to host the 12th European Pain Federation Congress

Dublin has beaten eight European countries and won the bid to host the 12th European Pain Federation Congress (EFIC) in 2021.

DUBLIN - 30 July 2019 – The congress will be held at The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD). This prestigious congress will bring together 3,000 multidisciplinary clinicians and researchers from the fields of pain science, contributing over €4 million to the local economy. Ireland has a long history in pain management research with the first subcutaneous injection administered for pain relief invented by Dublin doctor, Francis Rynd in 1844.

The successful bid was presented to EFIC’s Executive Board in Brussels by Joanne O’Brien, President of the Irish Pain Society (IPS). The bid was all about teamwork with great support from Dublin Convention Bureau (DCB), Fáilte Ireland and The CCD, along with letters of support from both the preceding Lord Mayor of Dublin, Niall Ring and Minister for Health, Simon Harris.

Speaking about bringing the congress to Dublin, Ms. O’Brien commented, “The Irish Pain Society is honoured to welcome the 12th EFIC to the vibrant city of Dublin, home of Dr. Francis Rynd, inventor of the first hypodermic needle, a game changer in modern pain management. We are delighted that our own UCD Associate Professor Brona Fullen will be President of EFIC at this time, and together with the Scientific Chair, Professor Eija Kalso, will bring together the world’s leading experts to exchange knowledge, ideas and the latest advances in the field of pain science.”

Adrienne Clarke, Head of Conference Sales at The CCD commented, “We are looking forward to welcoming EFIC to Dublin after working closely with IPS, DCB and Fáilte Ireland. With over 75 pharmaceutical companies operating in Ireland, including the top ten in the world, Dublin is a great fit for this type of congress.”

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About The CCD
The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) opened in September 2010 and is Ireland’s first purpose-built international convention centre. Located in the heart of Dublin city, just 15 minutes from Dublin Airport, The CCD has won a total of 42 industry awards since opening.

About the European Pain Federation Congress (EFIC)
The 12th European Pain Federation Congress (EFIC XII) will be the largest scientific congress on pain in 2021. It brings together the most recognised experts in the areas of science and medicine to exchange knowledge, ideas and the latest advances in the field of pain. The programme includes plenary lectures, workshops, refresher courses and networking initiatives on almost every aspect of pain. The congress will cover acute, chronic, cancer and non-cancer pain and will include the newest developments in basic science and care for patients suffering from pain.

About The Irish Pain Society (IPS)
The Irish Pain Society, Chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain, is a non-profit organisation comprised of multidisciplinary health care professionals and scientists, dedicated to research and educational and clinical aspects of pain management. The society promotes all aspects of education and training and believes that every individual suffering from a chronic pain condition has the right to access appropriate information, as well as the highest possible standard of clinical care from appropriately trained clinicians, in facilities adequately equipped to meet their needs. For further information, please visit: www.irishpainsociety.ie