Dear Friends & Colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to attend The 5th International Congress on Controversies in Fibromyalgia (Fibromyalgia2023) which will take place 30-31 March 2023 in Vienna, Austria.


Even as our understanding regarding the pathogenesis and neuroscience underlying fibromyalgia and chronic pain rapidly expand and proliferate in recent years, heated controversies remain regarding many aspects of fibromyalgia, regarding its place in medicine and society and regarding the best ways to alleviate suffering.


Fibromyalgia2023  will again expose and shed constructive light on some of these more central controversies, honoring diversity of opinion as well as attempting to forge understanding and a basis for collaboration down the road.


The Congress will welcome researchers, clinicians, Fibromyalgia specialists, pain specialists, treatment experts, rehabilitation & occupational health specialists and other professionals.


The congress will focus on the following key areas:

  • Neuro-biological Underpinnings of Fibromyalgia and Centralized Pain
  • Classification, Diagnosis, Epidemiology and the Evolving Concept of Fibromyalgia
  • Genetics, Pharmacogenentics, and Epigenetics
  • Treatment of Fibromyalgia
  • Complex CNS
  • “Transparent Pain”: How Society Deals with Fibromyalgia


We look forward to meeting you at Fibromyalgia2023 in the beautiful city of Vienna.



Jacob Ablin
Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini

IRCCS Ospedale Galeazzi – Sant'Ambrogio, Italy


Congress Venue, Travel Information, Invitation Letter for Visa Purposes

Journal Publication

All accepted abstracts are published in Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology journal


Regular Registration Deadline:
15 March 2023

Meet Our Speakers

David Bulmer
University of Cambridge, UK
Dr David Bulmer is an Associate Professor in Gastrointestinal Pharmacology within the School of Biological Sciences at the University of… READ MORE
Luda Diatchenko
McGill University, Canada
Luda Diatchenko, MD, PhD is a Canada Research Chair in Human Pain Genetics and a Professor at the Faculty of… READ MORE
Eva Kosek
Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Eva Kosek, MD, PhD is holding positions as full Professor in Clinical Pain Research at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm and at… READ MORE
Michaela Kress
Medical University Innsbruck, Austria
Michaela Kress is full professor at the Department of Physiology and Biomedical Physics Medical University of Innsbruck in Austria. Her… READ MORE
Shafaq Sikandar
Queen Mary University of London, UK
Dr Shafaq Sikandar is a senior lecturer at the William Harvey Research Institute and group leader of the Sensory Neurophysiology… READ MORE
Camilla Svensson
Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Prof. Camilla Svensson received her Ph.D in 2005 from University of California, San Diego (UCSD) on work focused on spinal… READ MORE
Christopher Sivert Nielsen
Institute of Public Health, Norway
Dr. Christopher Sivert Nielsen is a senior researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and at Oslo University Hospital.… READ MORE
Gary J. Macfarlane
University of Aberdeen, UK
Gary Macfarlane is Dean for Interdisciplinary Research and Research Impact. He has also held the Chair in Epidemiology (Clinical) at… READ MORE
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Congress Program

30-31 March 2023


Register now and benefit from the Regular Registration rate until 15 March 2023.

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Vienna offers a blend of imperial traditions, music, and endearing charm.

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The official venue of the Congress is the Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen Vienna.

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Contact Us

Please drop us a line with any questions or comments you may have.
We look forward to hearing from you.