European Journal of Pain
Copyright © 2013 European Federation of International Association for the Study of Pain Chapters
Editor-in-Chief: Herman O. Handwerker, Erlangen, Germany
Impact Factor: 3.939
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2011: 5/28 (Anesthesiology); 33/192 (Clinical Neurology); 64/244 (Neurosciences)
Online ISSN: 1532-2149
Associated Title(s): European Journal of Pain Supplements
European Federation of IASP® Chapters (EFIC®)
EFIC® was founded in 1993 and meanwhile represents 35 national pain societies in Europe that have been chartered by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP®).
In general EFIC® is organised to promote multidisciplinary research, education and management of pain. The specific aim is to create a forum for European collaboration on pain issues and to encourage communication at a European level between EFIC® member societies and also with other bodies interested and involved in the fields of pain research and pain therapy, such as European, regional or national societies or federations of medical specialities (anaesthesiology, neurology, headache, palliative care, etc), institutions of the European Community, European and national educators, legislators and health care providers.
The affairs of EFIC® are conducted by its Council, which consists of the President or the councillor of each EFIC® member pain society and 5 elected officers who form the Executive Board of EFIC®. The Council meets at least once a year, while the Executive Board manages affairs between Council meetings. EFIC® is being established as a charitable foundation in Belgium.