June 22-27, 2019


Kraków, Poland


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Prominent scientists in pain research

WHAT'S ABOUT EVENT information about the school

Organizing Committee: Barbara Przewlocka (Kraków), Andreas Kopf (Berlin), Luis Villanueva (Paris).


Local Organizing Committee: Barbara Przewłocka, Katarzyna Popiołek-Barczyk, Anna Piotrowska-Murzyn, Joanna Mika, Lidia Radwan, Ryszard Przewlocki.


Registration Fee: 900 euro (the fees include attendance, hotel accommodation, all meals and social events)

Please note, that the European Pain Federation EFIC offers 15 grants for Participants.

The assessment of the applications and selection of participants will be made by the Educational Committee and approval by the Executive Board of EFIC. Grant applications are possible for all members of the national chapters of EFIC with approval from the national councillor.
For grant applications please contact:
For more information on the application, please visit the Pain School page on the EFIC website where are the requirements to receive a grant.

The recruitment of candidates is completed

We are pleased to announce that the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (PROM Programme) offers 9 grants to attend the EFIC Pain School in Krakow, Poland (22-27 June 2019).

Please make sure you read the Regulations of the PROM Programme:

and the Internal regulations of the PROM project:

Criteria for application:

  • eligible are PhD students
  • doing research in the field of pain


The application should contain the following documents:

  • short cover letter with contact data
  • 1 page CV
  • one short letter of recommendation
  • short description of scientific work
  • application form: click here to download


The applications should be sent to Local Organizing Committee ( by March 15th, 2019.

Evaluation of submitted applications will be conducted by the Committee for the Admission of Candidates from Abroad appointed by the Director of the Institute of Pharmacology, Polish Academy of Sciences (IP-PAS):

Prof. Barbara Przewłocka – organizer of European Pain Federation Krakow Pain School, Translational Pain Research: From Lab to Clinic, 22-27 June 2019, Krakow, Poland.
Prof. Krystyna Gołembiowska, independent employee from IP-PAS
Prof. Piotr Popik, independent employee from IP-PAS
Dr hab. Zofia Rogóż, independent employee from IP-PAS
Prof. Halina Machelska-Stein, expert from abroad. Department of Experimental Anesthesiology Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, corporate member of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Berlin Institute of Health, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Hindenburgdamm 30, D12203 Berlin, Germany

The above Committee accepted the following persons (signed protocol pdf):

1. Aleiandra Escudero Lara
2. Argitxu Caldichoury
3. Edina Szücs
4. Guillaume Ourties
5. HadasGrouper
6. Ibrahim Awadh Alrashdi
7, Luca Eibach
8. Sibel Ada
9. Valeria Mussetto

All accepted participants will receive a confirmation e-mail along with all the necessary supporting documents (project participant data form, agreement, the declaration of project participant).

Photos from the school See how was the school in 2019

Event Speakers Prominent scientists in pain research

Alain Eschalier

Pharmacology department

Faculty of Medicine, University Hospital, Clermont-Ferrand, France

Anthony Dickenson

Neuropharmacology in the Department of Neuroscience

Physiology and Pharmacology at University College, London

Christoph Stein

Dept. of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Freie Universität Berlin – Charité Campus Benjamin Franklin Berlin, Germany

Dorit Pud

Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences

University of Haifa, Israel (więcej…)

Eija Kalso

D. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine

University of Helsinki, Finland (więcej…)

Halina Machelska

Dept. of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany (więcej…)

Joanna Mika

Dept. of Pain Pharmacology

Institute of Pharmacology Krakow, Poland (więcej…)

Jurgen Sandkühler

Dept. of Neurophysiology

Medical University of Vienna, Austria (więcej…)

Luis Garcia-Larrea

Central Integration of Pain (NeuroPain)

Center for Neuroscience of Lyon, U1028 INSERM, France

Luis Villanueva

Center of Psychiatry and Neuroscience

Paris, France (więcej…)

Per Hansson

Dept. of Molecular Medicine and Surgery

Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden and Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway

Rafael Maldonado

Dept. of Experimental and Health Sciences

Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (więcej…)

Ryszard Przewłocki

Department of Molecular Neuropaharmacology

Institute of Pharmacology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland

Reykjavik, Island

Magdalena Kocot-Kępska

Polish Association for the Study of Pain

Kraków, Poland (więcej…)

Jan Dobrogowski

President of the Polish Society for the Study of Pain

Poland (więcej…)

Władysław Lasoń

Director of the Institute of Pharmacology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Krakow


Kirsty Bannister

Pharmacology, IoPPN

King’s College, London (więcej…)

Conference or Event Program dont forget it

Kraków city with history and future

Krakow has always been famous for its beauty, charm and culture. It is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland, dating back to the 7th century. Unlike most Polish cities, Krakow survived WWII virtually undamaged, preserving its magnificent architecture. The Wawel Royal Castle, the Main Market Square and Cloth Hall, St. Mary’s Church, and the Jewish district Kazimierz are only very few famous attractions. The city has traditionally been one of the leading centers of Polish academic, cultural, and artistic life. The world-renowned Jagiellonian University, established in 1364 is located here. With a student population of 170,000, the city has a youthful and energetic vibe. Numerous theatres, museums, galleries, and unusual artistic events are all interesting and worthwhile plans for a free time. Krakow is also a city of clubs, cafes and restaurants. Just outside the city a historical Wieliczka Salt Mine with an underground cathedral, included on the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List, and the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp from the WWII are located. Krakow is a remarkable city that should be visited at least once in a lifetime.

Access to Krakow is very convenient

Krakow’s John Paul II International Airport(code KRK) is the main airport. It is situated in Balice, only 15 km (about ten miles) from the city center, which can be reached by shuttle train to main railway station, bus or taxi. The airport has regular direct flights from all major European cities.

Hotel Galaxy Venue

The school will be held in Krakow Hotel Galaxy placed close to the old Kazimierz Jewish District.

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