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DFNS became DFNS e.V., a registered non-profit association. Many contents on this website inform about the BMBF funded projects of the DFNS from 2002 to 2012. To be able to continue the projects and aims, the research network has founded the registered non-profit association DFNS e.V.. We have gathered for you the basic information in advance (see link above).
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Welcome to the DFNS!
The DFNS fosters research in the field of neuropathic pain by integrating the resources of the leading centers actively involved in neuropathic pain research in Germany:


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Who is healthy? European algorithm for a better quality of pain research
Pain, June 24, 2015
The DFNS e.V. published together with the European pain networks Europain and Neuropain rational criteria: In pain studies, using Quantitative Sensory Testing (QST) for the assessment of the sensory profile, healthy controls can be recruited using a two-level approach - with the aim to improve the quality of future pain studies.

Top-100-publications in Health & Medical Sciences
Elsevier, December 19, 2014
Since January 2005 most frequently downloaded articles written by Germany-based authors: Top 10 and Top 12 show, that neuropathic pain and the QST according to DFNS standards have a very high impact. Congratulations to the authors and we`re very happy to have so many of them in our network!

>> DFNS e.V.
More information about the registered non-profit association.

>> QST-certification (pdf)

>> QST-training (pdf)


9th Congress of the European Pain Federation 2015
Vienna, Austria, September 02 - 05, 2015
The congress of the EFIC will inform about current trends and future developments in pain medicine - Translating evidence into practice.

IASP Pain Meetings Calender - Europe