eCME Courses

CHANGE PAIN provides you with PAIN EDUCATION, an online platform ( where you can access electronic Continuing Medical Education (eCME) courses accredited by Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes (UEMS). eCME Courses help you staying up-to-date with the latest scientific information about the diagnosis, treatment, and management of chronic pain.

We welcome you to our eCME Courses! CHANGE PAIN invites you to discover and familiarize yourself with the material that will be presented within each eCME Course:

  • Module 8:
    Pain in patients with cancer

    Upon completion of this educational module, the learner should have a better understanding of various aspects of pain in patients with cancer e.g. the importance of appropriate diagnosis, the principles of cancer pain treatment and the different pharmacological approaches. Furthermore the knowledge of pain management in specific groups of patients is conveyed and how it fits with palliative care.
  • Module 7:
    Pain in the Elderly

    On completion of this module learners should have gained an understanding of special aspects of geriatric pain diagnosis and treatment. Chronic pain is widespread in the elderly. It affects more than 50% of older persons living in a community setting and greater than 80% of nursing home residents. For this reason the understanding of this special group of patients with its particular challenges is an important step forward to adequate pain management.
  • Module 6:
    The chronification of pain

    On completion of this module learners should have gained an understanding of the process of chronification of pain and the signs and symptoms of chronic pain. This module will also elaborate on how comorbidities develop as a consequence of pain, and the mechanisms by which treatments can modulate chronic pain.
  • Module 5:
    Neuropathic pain

    On completion of this module, learners should have gained an understanding of the causes of neuropathic pain and the mechanisms of acute and chronic pain. This module demonstrates the treatment of neuropathic pain according to the latest guidelines and the stepwise treatment algorithm.
  • Module 4:
    Treatment of chronic back pain

    Understand that chronic back pain is highly prevalent and frequently under-treated and learn how to manage chronic back pain with a multimodal treatment approach.
    This module shows the relevance of neuropathic pain components in chronic back pain severity and explains the classes of drugs used in managing back pain including the working mechanisms of various analgesic medications.
  • Module 3:
    Mechanism-orientated pharmacological treatment of chronic pain

    This module provides a basic knowledge on pain physiology and pathophysiology of pain mechanisms. The differences between nociceptive and neuropathic pain are included together with a consideration of typical pain syndromes. The mechanisms of pain (including the sensitization process), choosing a drug based on this understanding, and the rationale for drug combinations are outlined. The module also looks at hands on practice using patient cases to illustrate individualized treatment plans.
  • Module 2:
    Multi-modal management of chronic pain

    As effective and early pain treatment is vital for successful pain management, a multi-modal approach to pain management is described, focusing on the pharmacological treatment. The mechanism of action of drugs is discussed, as well as knowledge of efficacy, side effects, drug-drug interactions and tolerance development influencing treatment success.
  • Module 1:
    Assessing pain and physician patient communication

    This module emphasises the importance of good communication between physicians and patients in allowing a comprehensive clinical assessment, including psychosocial problems, and treatment expectations. It highlights the importance of assessing pain history in order to gain an insight into the mechanism of the underlying disease. The overall goal of chronic pain management in developing individualized treatment, allowing patients to engage in normal daily activities, is highlighted.


What are eCME Courses?

CHANGE PAIN provides healthcare professionals with an online suite of educational material - eCME Courses - to help you stay up-to-date with the latest scientific information about the diagnosis, treatment, and management of chronic pain.

Today, healthcare professionals are working in an evolving environment where it is critical for them to stay informed about the latest innovations in medicine as well as to continuously maintain and improve their medical knowledge.

Why choose CHANGE PAIN’s eCME Courses as your learning resource? Choosing the right source of continuing education is always a challenge. Not all CME programs are accredited by a national or international authority, allowing you to receive CME credit. PAIN EDUCATION is endorsed by the European Pain Federation EFIC® and all of our eCME Courses are accredited by the European Accreditation Council for CME (UEMS - EACCME).

Up to now the eCME Courses are available in several European languages.



Pain Education Program


Learn more about the eCME program

Professor Hans Georg Kress


CHANGE PAIN Referral letter


The Referral letter of CHANGE PAIN helps physicians when referring a pain patient for care to another HCP. The core is the brief pain history with a numeric pain rating scale.

CHANGE PAIN Referral letter


Patient Atlas Pain


The Patient Atlas Pain is intended to support physicians in talking to patients suffering from pain by providing readily understandable descriptions and explanations.

Patient Atlas Pain


Communication Training Nurses



The Communication Training Nurses supports nurses in improving their daily communication with patients who are in pain.

Communication Training Nurses