Pain education

Call for applications for the 9th Nordic Diploma Course in Advanced Pain Medicine 2018-2020

Download Advanced Pain Medicine Course Description Download Application Form for the 9th Training Program

 

Application deadline: April 13th, 2018

 

The Scandinavian Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (SSAI) coordinates an Inter-Nordic post-specialist training programme in advanced pain medicine for Nordic doctors.

The first course will take place in Uppsala, Sweden, November 5th – 7th, 2018.

 

Who can apply?

The programme is limited to 30 trainees.

The programme is open for all Nordic medical specialists. The target group is anaesthesiologists as well as specialists from other pain related specialties, eg. neurology, rheumatology, rehabilitation medicine, internal medicine, surgery, social medicine, general practice etc.

The trainee shall be fluent in at least one of the Nordic languages and master the English language sufficiently in speaking and writing.

Membership of SSAI is not required.

 

Description of the educational programme

See course description for details.

The training period is approximately 2 years.

The language used during the courses is English.

  • During the training period, 5 courses, each lasting 3 days, will be arranged. The courses will circulate among the Nordic countries (Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland).
  • During the 2-year-period clinical training of a minimum of 3 months should be carried out at a university-based multidisciplinary pain clinic/pain centre approved by the national educational board members.
  • Furthermore, within the 2 years the trainee must complete a project or a written paper according to further instructions.

On completion of the Inter-Nordic training programme, the trainee will be granted the Diploma in Advanced Pain Medicine from the SSAI and may use the title NDAPM (Nordic Diploma in Advanced Pain Medicine).

All expenses for the education (the fee for each course is DKK 7,000 (940 EURO)), travel and accommodation must be covered by the applicant personally or by the applicant’s host clinic.

 

How to apply

The following documents should be scanned into one document in the mentioned order and mailed to the Secretariat no later than April 13th, 2018.

Make sure your name appears on each page of all mailed documents and in the title of your mail.

  1. A filled-in application form approved and signed by the chairman of the host clinic
  2. A recommendation letter from your host clinic
  3. A short letter stating your motivation and documented interest in pain medicine
  4. A short version curriculum vitae
  5. A list of all publications, and
  6. If possible, a statement of an appointment with a minimum of 3 months stay at a university based multidisciplinary pain clinic or pain centre.
  7. A portrait photo of you in the JPG format for the list of students will be appreciated.

 

Selection of trainees will be done by the discretion of the national board members according to the quality of the application, motivation and recommendation, clinical skills and academic merits.

 

Responses to the applications will be given by mail late June 2018.

 

Secretariat

Kirsten Rye

Mail: PainEdu@painedu.nu

 

The National Educational Board Members (the faculty)

Niels-Henrik Jensen (chairman)

Copenhagen, Denmark

Mail: nhjensen@gmail.com

 

Jette Højsted (treasurer)

Multidisciplinary Pain Centre, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Mail: j.hojsted@gmail.com

 

Katri Hamunen

Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital, Finland

Mail: katri.hamunen@hus.fi

 

Pekka Tarkkila

Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital, Finland

Mail: pekka.tarkkila@hus.fi

 

 

Gudmundur Björnsson

Department of Anestesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland

Mail: gudmbjor@landspitali.is

 

Kári Hreinsson

Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland

Mail: karih@landspitali.is

 

Gunnvald Kvarstein

The Arctic University of Norway (UIT), Tromsø, Norway

Mail: gunnvald.kvarstein@uit.no

 

Audun Stubhaug

Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway

Mail: audun.stubhaug@medisin.uio.no

 

Stephen Butler

Pain Centre, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden

Mail: stevmarg@telia.com

 

Torsten Gordh

Pain Centre, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden

Mail: torsten.gordh@surgsci.uu.se

 

Karl-Fredrik Sjölund

Pain Centre, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

Mail: karl-fredrik.sjolund@ssl.se

 

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