Persons with Pain and Disability

Persons with Pain and Disability


Chair of the Committee

Roberto Casale
E mail:

Scientific Director, Habilita Care & Research Rehabilitation Hospitals, Italy (
Director, High Technology and Pain Rehabilitation Unit, Habilita, Zingonia (BG) Italy
Director,  EFIC Bergamo School on “ Clinical and instrumental diagnosis in neuropathic pain” (
Director, of the European Interactive Course on “Mirror Therapy”, (email:
Educational Committee member of EFIC (European Federation of Pain) (

Committee Aims: Multicenter research on pain and disability;

Committee Goals:  Collaborative act with other Committees on pain and disability; Establish liaison with other European  based Scientific organizations;

Committee Actions planned: Increase awareness of chronic pain as a disease and recruit new centers/members, create a network or center of excellence for exchange junior trainees on high technology and disabling pain;

Committee Actions performed: Establishment of the core group of researchers; Liaison with EFIC (European Federation of PAIN),

Collaborating Research Facilities: Bergamo Pain School

Collaborating Clinical Facilities
Habilita,  High Technology and  Pain Rehabilitation Unit, Via bologna, N°1, 24040, Zingonia di Ciserano (BG), Italy;
Fatebenefratelli, Dept of Rehabilitation, San Raffaele Arcangelo Hospital, Madonna Dell’Orto n. 3458, 30121 Venezia, Italy 

Collaborating Key Persons:

Gordana Devecerski, Serbia ESPRM Delegate
Calogero Foti, Sports Affair Chairperson;
Christina-Anastasia Rapidi, Person with SCI Chairperson;
Pedro Cantista; ESPRM Individual Member;
Levent Ozcakar, Ultrasound in PRM Chairperson;

PRM specialists and secretarial staff working in close cooperation with the head of the Committee:

Chiara Rusconi,

Zaira Symeionidou,

Mary Vanalli,

Mauro Gorini,