Hans G. Kress MD, PhD, EDPM, FFPMCAI(hon) Professor and Chairman
Dept. of Special Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine Medical University / AKH Vienna Vienna, Austria
Hans Georg Kress earned his MD and PhD degrees in Germany. Certified by the Austrian and German Boards for Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, he holds certificates in Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine (Bavarian Medical Board), a Diploma in Special Pain Medicine of the Austrian Board of Physicians, and the European Diploma in Pain Medicine (EDPM).
Since 1993, Hans G. Kress is Professor and Head of the Department of Special Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine at the Medical University/AKH of Vienna, Austria.
Serving as Executive Board member from 2005 till 2017, he was President of the European Pain Federation EFIC from 2011 to 2014, and is Past-President now. He was founding Executive Board member of the Austrian Society for Palliative Care (OPG), President of the Austrian Pain Society (ÖSG), and chairman of the Task Force on Pain Management of the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP).
In 1989, he was awarded the Central-European Anaesthesiology Award by the German, Swiss and Austrian Societies of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine. He has been appointed Honorary Member of the Polish Pain Society, Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland (FFPMCAI), and Honorary Foreign Member of the International Advisory Board of the official scientific Journal “Bolest” of the Czech Association for the Study of Pain. He was a longstanding Deputy Editor of the European Journal of Pain (EJP) and co-editor of Acute Pain. He has authored numerous scientific articles, books and book chapters on anaesthetics, analgesics, pharmacological and invasive cancer and non-cancer pain management. His multiple clinical and experimental research interests include pharmacological treatment of acute and chronic pain, invasive pain management and neuromodulation in cancer and non-cancer patients, clinical pharmacology of anaesthetics, opioid and non-opioid analgesics and cannabinoids.