Belgian Pain Society (BPS)
The Belgian Pain Society, Belgian chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) and the European Pain Federation (EFIC), is a multidisciplinary scientific association which brings together medical and non-medical professionals involved in the management of chronic and acute pain. The goal of our association is to support education for the treatment of pain, stimulate pain research, improve patient care by creating a network optimized for the correct pain management, and participate in the public health care.
FMS Colloquium 2021
Fibromyalgie: quelles réflexions et recommandations en Belgique à partir de l’expertise collective de l’Inserm en France
This one-day colloquium is co-organized by the Belgian Pain Society (BPS), the Institute of Neuroscience & the Faculté des Sciences de la Motricité of UCLouvain, the Pôle expertise collective Inserm, the CHU UCL Namur site Godinne centre multidisciplinaire douleur chronique and FOCUS Fibromyalgie Belgique.
Annual Award of the Belgian Pain Society 2019
The winner of the research prize is Dr Camille Vanderclausen (UCL). The paper by Dr. Vanderclausen
focuses the interaction between somatotopic and spatiotopic representation of nociceptive stimuli.
Call for application : BPS Award 2021
For the year 2021, the BPS Award will focus on basic science. This annual award aims to recognize and foster the scientific work of a junior researcher in the field of pain. The Award will be presented on the occasion of the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Belgian Pain Society on 4th December 2021. Applications can be submitted until 08/10/2021.
EFIC on the Move
The theme for 2017-2020 is ‘EFIC On the Move’ focusing on the importance of physical activity in preventing primary and secondary pain. Physical activity has well known health benefits including a reduced risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and improved mental health. What is less well known is that greater levels of physical activity and exercise are also associated with a lower risk of developing chronic pain.