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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

As you probably remember, the COVID pandemic was a partial obstacle to the success of the Roma Pain Days congress 2021. In fact, it was possible to have just 100 people in presence, but over 1.200 Colleagues were present on-line, especially from areas like the Middle-East and Balkans. This is the reason why the Paolo Procacci Foundation has decided to organize a new edition of the same educational event.

This year the Roma Pain Days is going to take place on September 2-3. The enthusiasm we are seeing, and the fact that there are already abstract submitted and over 500 Colleagues registered represent a good premise for a successful new edition. The quantity and quality of the endorsements to the scientific program is incredible. Both the European Federation of Pain (EFIC), and the Latino-American Federation of Pain Societies (FEDELAT), together with several other scientific societies have already endorsed the RPD2022. There are still limiting rules for the in-presence participants, but we strongly believe that in September the situation will be different. In any case, please feel free to register at least for the on-line edition. You will enjoy a spectacular scientific program, also with the reward of CME credits. Besides the sponsored symposia (5 at the moment), the program includes an interesting session on low-back pain, organized in association with FEDELAT. This session will also have a simultaneous translation, for the benefit of all the colleagues enjoying the congress from Latino-America. We expect several hundred participants from that continent. Moreover, a large part is dedicated to interventional pain management, and the use of ultrasonography in pain medicine. This aspect is increasingly important, and the scientific program committee has also included a workshop on the same topic. The risk of complications due to opioids and multidrugs use will be presented in a modern and appealing way. We are sure you will like it.

So, we look forward to having you with us and with the many speakers participating from several different countries, diffusing their knowledge in scientific sessions, and practical workshops. Roma will be the best frame in which to place all this. And September is a perfect month to enjoy the beauties of the Eternal City.

Giustino Varrassi
President, Paolo Procacci Foundation

Hosting Societies

Paolo Procacci Foundation (PPF) – Italy

European League Against Pain (EULAP) – Switzerland

Gulf Pain School (GPS) – UEA

Federación Latinoamericana de Asociaciones para el Estudio del Dolor

WIP Italian Chapter – Italy

Sonopain UPMS (Italy)

General information

Scientific Program Committee

Congress Chair:
Giustino Varrassi – PPF President

Organizing Committee:
Stefano Coaccioli – EULAP President
Ammar Salti – GPS President
Pasquale De Negri – WIP Italian Chapter President
Marco Antonio Narvaez Tamayo - FEDELAT President

Scientific Committee Members

Eli Alon, Caterina Aurilio, Amany Ayad, Daniele Battelli, Adrian Belii, Adem Bytyqi, Anthony Dickenson, Virgil Dinca, Tolga Ergönenç, Brona Fullen, Rocio Guillén Nunez, Tariq H. Khan, Magdi Hanna, Amira Karkin Tais, Magdalena Kocot-Kępska, Irene Kouroukli, Marco Mercieri, Nenad Mitrovic, Asbjørn Mohr Drewes, Antonio Montero Matamala, Marco Antonio Narvaez Tamayo, Maria Caterina Pace, Antonella Paladini, Joseph V. Pergolizzi, Ricardo Plancarte, Robert Raffa, Martina Rekatsina, Vladimir Romanenko, Piercarlo Sarzi Puttini, Arunas Sciupokas, Ivan Urits, Athina Vadalouca, Omar Viswanath, Hai-Qiang Wang.

Local Organizing Committee

Ezio Amorizzo, Gianni Colini Baldeschi, Stefano Brauneis, Stefano Meloncelli, Marco Mercieri, Fabrizio Micheli, Antonella Paladini, Riccardo Rinaldi, Maria Rosciano

Official Language

The official language of the Congress is English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.

Stefano Ischia Prize

To honor the memory of the great Pain Physician, who is well-known in the international community for his scientific contributions to invasive cancer pain management. The Scientific Committee of Roma Pain Days will award the Stefano Ischia Prize to the best presentation made by a young scientist under 40 years old, presenting their research results during the Roma Pain Days Congress.
The Prize is open to those invited speakers meeting the age requirement, who are presenting their research at Roma Pain Days.


The conference will be held at the Hotel NH Collection Roma Centro.

The NH Collection Roma Centro hotel is located in the exclusive Prati neighborhood, a residential area of Rome, near the Vatican City, the magnificent Sant'Angelo Bridge, Sant'Angelo Castle, Piazza Navona, Pantheon and direct connection to nearby neighborhoods such as Trastevere

Hotel NH Collection Roma Centro
Via dei Gracchi, 324, 00192 Roma RM