Section 1: Foundations 1.1: Christopher Eccleston, Bart Morlion, and Christopher Wells: Pain in Europe 1.2: Harald Breivik: Pain in Europe Section 2: National chapter reports 2.1: Apostol Vaso: Albania 2.2: Rudolf Likar: Austria 2.3: Patrice Forget, Susan Broekmans, Lies de Ruddere, Conny Goethals, Koen Lauwers, Bruno Leroy, Marie-Claire Schommer, and Guy Hans.: Belgium 2.4: Amira Karkin-Tais: Bosnia and Herzogovina 2.5: Atanas Temelkov: Bulgaria 2.6: Mira Fingler and Ivan Rados: Croatia 2.7: Richard Rokyta and Jiri Kozak: Czech Republic 2.8: Gitte Handberg and Thorvaldur Skuli Palsson: Denmark 2.9: Maksim Kunevich and Aleksandra Shilova: Estonia 2.10: Juha Nevantaus: Finland 2.11: Didier Bouhassira and Nadine Attal: France 2.12: Thomas Toelle, Michael Schafer, and Thomas Isenberg: Germany 2.13: Emmanouil P. Anastassiou: Greece 2.14: Janos Tajti, Delia Szok, and Janos Szolcsanyi: Hungary 2.15: David Finn, Brona Fullen, Brian McGuire, Joanne OBrien, Laserina O'Connor, Raymond Victory, and Shelagh Wright: Ireland 2.16: Elon Eisenberg and Silviu Brill: Israel 2.17: Stefano Coaccioli and Antonella Paladini: Italy 2.18: Adem Bytyqi and Agron Bytyqi: Kosovo 2.19: Iveta Golubovska, Mihails Arons, Aleksejs Miscuks, and Inara Logina: Latvia 2.20: Arunas Sciupokas: Lithuania 2.21: Adrian Belii: Moldova 2.22: Petter Borchgrevink and Astrid Woodhouse: Norway 2.23: Jan Dobrogowski and Magdalena Kocot-Kepska: Poland 2.24: Ana Valentim and Pedro Ferreira: Portugal 2.25: Adriana Sarah Nica: Romania 2.26: Nicolay N Yahno, Michail L Kukushkin, and Maxim V. Churyukanov: Russia 2.27: Daniele Battelli: San Marino 2.28: Miroslava Pjevic: Serbia 2.29: Marta Kulichova: Slovakia 2.30: Marija Cesar Komar, Nevenka Krcevski-Skvarc, and Gorazd Pozep: Slovenia 2.31: Rafael Galvez Mateos and Juan Perez Cajaraville: Spain 2.32: Anna Bjarnegard, Carina Carlsson, Eva Gave, Rolf Karlsten, Malin Lindback, Elisabeth Persson, and Malin Ernberg: Sweden 2.33: Andre Ljutow and Christine Cedraschi: Switzerland 2.34: Gertie Filippini, Kris Vissers, and Michiel Reneman: The Netherlands 2.35: Nuri Suleyman Ozyalcin: Turkey 2.36: Vladimir Romanenko: Ukraine 2.37: Ann Taylor, Vladimir Romanenko: United Kingdom Section 3: Special issues 3.1: Gisele Pickering: Pain in later life 3.2: Julia Wager and Boris Zernikow: Pain in children 3.3: Cathy Stannard: Opioids 3.4: Andreas Kopf: Speciality pain medicine 3.5: Nevenka Krevski-Skvarc: Working at the frontiers of pain management in Europe 3.6: Norbert van Rooij, Joop van Griensven, Mariano Votta, and Bart Morlion: European pain policy: challenges and opportunities 3.7: Christopher Eccleston, Christopher Wells, and Bart Morlion: European pain management: future directions
Professor Christopher Eccleston directs the centre for pain research at the University of Bath, which is home to pain and rehabilitation scientists who are active in the fields of evidence-based pain, e-health, therapy innovation, adolescent and family pain, and individual differences in pain. He is particularly interested in the psychology of all physical sensations, and in promoting modern medical psychology. Dr Chris Wells is President of the European Pain Federation, EFIC. He has initiated a multidisciplinary core curriculum in Europe, leading to a Diploma in Pain Medicine (EDPM) for all medical doctors. He has been Secretary of the British Pain Society and was made an Honorary Member of the Society in 2007. He co-founded NeuPSIG, a Special Interest Group of IASP (c). He is an Honorary Members of this group and also IASP itself. He is one of 3 Founder Examiners for the World Institute of Pain 's Fellowship of Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP) examination. He was a member of the recent (2016) NICE Guideline Development Group on low back pain and sciatica. He now lives in Portugal, running a blueberry farm. Bart Morlion directs the multidisciplinary pain centre at the University Hospitals Leuven and teaches pain management and pharmacology at the University of Leuven. He is program director for the interuniversity postgraduate certification in algology-pain medicine in Belgium. He will take office as president of the European Pain Federation in September 2017. His interests go to the organization of multimodal pain management and the pharmacotherapy of pain.