The purpose of the European Diploma of Pain Medicine (EDPM) is to harmonize and improve quality standards for safe, independent practice of pain medicine in Europe and elsewhere.
The Diploma Program assesses the minimal competencies of anesthesiologist, as specialist part of multidisciplinary team, necessary to practice as a pain medicine specialist.
The Diploma Program is intended to be complementary to national standards and enhance the competent, ethical, and professional care of pain medicine.
The first EDPM examination will be organised in September 2017 during the 36th Annual ESRA Congress, in Lugano, Switzerland.
ESRA Spring Monothematic Meeting – “chronic pain management at a glance”
The ESRA Spring Monothematic Meeting on April 3-7, 2017, in Algarve, Portugal, will be the official ESRA course for the preparation of the EDPM – Don’t miss it! You can find more information about the course and register here.
EDPM Faculty members:
Sam Eldabe, UK
José De Andrés, Spain
Gina Votta-Velis, USA
Duarte Correia, Portugal
Sarah Love-Jones, UK
Pasquale De Negri, Italy
Eric Buchser, Switzerland
Christophe Perruchoud, Switzerland
The EDPM Part 1 Examination:
The EDPM applicants must fulfil the following requirements:
1 The applicant has been in an official anesthesiology training program before applying for the examination
2 The applicant must provide evidence of training in pain medicine for at least 6 months
3 The applicant is an ESRA member, with valid membership
4 The applicant must have good command of English (as demonstrated at the examination)
Once accepted, the applicant will have to purchase a registration to the ESRA annual congress in order to finalize his/her application and pay for the examination (congress registration is not mandatory for re-takers).
EDPM Part I:
How it works:
Where? Lugano, Switzerland, during the ESRA Annual Congress
When? Thursday, 14 September, 12.00-14.00
Applications open on 1 May 2017
Part 1 Examination will be compulsory for all candidates.
The EDPM Part 2 Examination:
The examination fee for part I is €300 (€300/sitting) and part II is €700 (€700/sitting) and must be paid in advance upon confirmation of application. Please note that cheques are not accepted.
Click here to access the full syllabus with the list of topics for candidates to prepare for the examination. This document is the summary of clinical conditions that the candidate should have, the knowledge and skills to diagnose and manage chronic pain patient in pain medicine practice.
Click here to access the regulations. This document provides information regarding training, curricula and exam regulations for the European Diploma in Pain Medicine Management (EDPM) of the European Society of Regional Anesthesia & Pain Therapy.