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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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To analyse neuropathic pain - and to predict the analgesic efficacy of topically apllied Capsaicin in advance!
European Journal of Pain, April 8, 2015
The new network publication of the DFNS shows, that a special, with QST indentified phenotype correlates with a successfull treatment with topical high-dose Capsaicin - and indicates, that the DFNS-concept of a mechanism-based idea works.

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