Prof. Dr. med. Winfried Häuser is specialist of general internal medicine, psychosomatic medicine and pain medicine. He is senior consultant for gastroenterology, hepatology and pain/palliative care medicine, Department of Internal Medicine I, Klinikum Saarbrücken Germany. He is adjunct professor of the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy of the Technical University Munich, Germany. From 2004-2014, he served as General Secretary of the German Interdisciplinary Pain Society (DIVS). He is member of the advisory committee of the German Pain Society since 2012. He was president of the German Pain Congress 2017.
His main clinical and research interests are drug and psychological therapies of chronic functional pain syndromes (fibromyalgia, IBS, chronic pelvic pain) and cancer pain. He has scientific collaborations with several researchers worldwide, e.g. Professor Fred Wolfe, Wichita (USA), Professor Dan Clauw, Michigan (USA), Professor Dr. Mary-Ann Fitzcharles, Montreal (Canada) and Dr. Jacob Ablin, Tel Aviv (Israel).
He is co-editor of the Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Group. He has published systematic reviews on drug therapies (antidepressants, anticonvulsants, cannabis-based medicines, opioids, NSAIDs) in chronic pain syndromes.
He is the head of the steering committee of the German guidelines on fibromyalgia and opioids in chronic non-cancer pain and member of the steering group of the EULAR recommendations on the management of fibromyalgia. He is the head of the task force on cannabis-based medicines for chronic pain management of the European Pain Federation.