Tuesday, September 20th
4:30pm-6:00pm EDT


Topical Workshop


ICD-11 & ICF


715 A/B

Chronic Pain in the ICD-11: Introduction to the New Diagnoses and Their Scientific Evidence

Many countries are currently evaluating how to prepare the implementation of this new classification system into their healthcare systems, because since 2019 there are no more updates of its predecessor ICD-10. The first part of this presentation will provide a brief overview of the ICD-11 chronic pain diagnoses: the seven main categories and their sublevels will be presented, and new features of the ICD-11 (e.g., double parenting, complete coding) will be explained. The second part of the presentation will focus on the scientific evidence that supports the classification. First field studies showed the exhaustiveness and clinical utility of the new diagnoses as well as the mutual exclusiveness of the new codes. Furthermore, another field study demonstrated that the ICD-11 chronic pain diagnoses outperform ICD-10 with regard to correct code assignment, difficulty of the code assignment, as well as ambiguity of the diagnoses.


Prof. Rolf-Detlef Treede

Chair of Neurophysiology
Mannheim Center for Translational Neuroscience (MCTN), Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University, Germany