Clinical Task Forces Composition

Clinical Task Forces


Our Clinical Task Forces are an important part of the Federation’s work, aiming to influence clinical practice through the dissemination of guidelines, standards documents and position papers. The Research Committee oversee this work and aim to instill strong research methodologies within each of the Task Forces to ensure the final product is robust.


When the Clinical Task Force has completed its project, it will usually be published by the European Pain Federation EFIC or within a scientific journal such as the European Journal of Pain. You can find some of our recent position papers here. We endeavour to make of these outputs open access to ensure their widest possible dissemination.


Current Clinical Task Forces


Task Force Chair Project
Acute Pain Winfried Meissner PAIN OUT guidance
Cannabinoids Silviu Brill, Winfried Hauser Position paper
Cancer Pain Mike Bennet, Elon Eisenberg Standards paper
CRPS Andreas Goebel Standards paper and related app
Opioids Tony O’Brien Position paper
Neuropathic Pain TBC Guidelines (collaborative)
Children, Youth and Family TBC TBC