CHANGE PAIN® Advisory Panel


The Initiative is supported by the European Pain Federation EFIC® and involves pain experts from across Europe and the United States. The group is chaired by Professor Hans Georg Kress, Immediate Past President of the European Pain Federation EFIC® and Dr Gerhard H.H. Müller-Schwefe, President of the German Pain Association (DGS).


The Advisory Panel meets regularly to discuss relevant topics how to improve today's practice in managing severe chronic pain more efficiently.


The commitments are:


Generate insights confirming patients' needs
Communicate findings in scientific publications
Improve knowledge on pain physiology and treatment among healthcare professionals


  Dr Karsten Ahlbeck
Capio St. Göran's Hospital Stockholm, Sweden
  Dr Dominic Aldington
Churchill Hospital Oxford, UK
  Prof Eli Alon
Zurich, Switzerland
  Prof Stefano Coaccioli
Perugia University Medical School, Terni, Italy
  Dr Beverly Collett
University Hospitals of Leicester, UK
  Dr Flaminia Coluzzi
SAPIENZA University of Rome, Italy
  Prof Frank Huygen
University Hospital Rotterdam, Netherlands
  Dr Wolfgang Jaksch
Wilhelminenspital Vienna, Austria
  Prof Eija Kalso
Helsinki Univ Central Hospital, Finland
  Dr Magdalena Kocot-Kępska
Poradia Leczenia Bólu, Kraków, Poland
  Prof Hans Georg Kress (CHAIR)
Medical University / AKH Vienna, Austria
  Dr Ana Cristina Mangas
Ourem, Portugal
  Dr Cesar Margarit Ferri
Hospital General Universitario de Alicante, Spain
  Dr Philippe Mavrocordatos
Clinique Cecil Lausanne, Switzerland
  Dr Bart Morlion
University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium
  Dr Gerhard H.H. Müller-Schwefe (CHAIR)
Centre for Interdisciplinary Pain Therapy & Palliative Care, Goeppingen, Germany
  Dr Andrew Nicolaou
London, UK
  Dr Concepción Pérez Hernández
Hospital Universitario de la Princesa Madrid, Spain
  Prof Joseph Pergolizzi
Naples Anesthesia and Pain Associates, Naples/Florida, USA
  Prof Michael Schäfer
Charité Berlin, Germany
  Dr Patrick Sichere
Paris, France


Chair members 2014

Hans Georg Kress
Dr Gerhard H.H.


CHANGE PAIN® Initiative


Professor Hans Georg Kress


CHANGE PAIN® - understanding and improving the current pain management approach


Dr Gerhard H.H. Müller-Schwefe