Diegem/Aachen, 18 June 2018. The number of patients suffering from pain is immense. In a recent ‘European Pain Management’ publication (Oxford University Press, 2018), Christopher Eccleston, Bart Morlion and Christopher Wells shared that of approximately 740 million people in the 37 member states of the European Pain Federation EFIC®, approximately 150 million people suffer from chronic pain. This number is equivalent to the populations of both France and Germany combined. The data clearly highlight that pain research is more important than ever. Through the support of the E-G-G Award, young scientists are encouraged to further develop and implement their research ideas.