Dear 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.


Prof. Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini and Prof. Jacob Ablin
Congress Co-Chairs