18th International Forum for Back and Neck Pain Research in Primary Care

AUGUST 29, 30, 31 & SEPTEMBER 1, 2023
Soort cursus:

The International Forum for Back and Neck Pain Research has a rich tradition of bringing together a highly multidisciplinary group of researchers dedicated to excellent research, independent from industry sponsorship. Many long lasting collaborations have started during previous Fora. All of this in an informal atmosphere where all participants are equal in their dedication to decrease of the burden of back and neck pain. As LOC, we will do our utmost effort to extend this tradition. 

More information about the 18th International Forum for Back and Neck Pain Research in Primary Care.

  • Doel

    The main theme of the Groningen Forum will be ‘Embrace Complexity’. As we all know, we are studying disorders that are highly complex, with multiple factors that interact with each other in a dynamic context-specific non-linear manner. Yet too often, we are faced with common beliefs and marketing that silver bullets targeting just 1 factor will do the job. Over and over, we are faced with research outcomes demonstrating no or very modest effects. Clearly, clinically targeting or researching 1 or few factors, is not consistent with the complexity of the matter. Additionally, our traditional research methodologies may need to be adapted or extended to ‘Embrace Complexity’.

  • Programma

    More information about the program.

    The venue takes place at the University Medical Center Groningen
    (Hanzeplein 1, 9713 GZ Groningen)

  • Kosten

    Early Bird registration fee: € 650,- (applicable until 1 May 2023)
    Late Bird registration fee: € 750,- 


    With regards to registration, priority will be given to participants who submit an abstract or workshop proposal. Abstract submission deadline: February 20, 2023, 23:59 CET. Cancellation of your registration is possible before 1 August, 2023 (full refund minus €75,- handling fee). In case of cancellation after 1 August 2023, no refund is possible.

  • Wenckebach Instituut voor Onderwijs en Opleiden
    Postacademisch Onderwijs 
    (t) +31 (0)50 – 361 17 57 (e) [email protected]