The URV Chair in Paediatric Pain-Grünenthal Foundation is formed by a multidisciplinary group of professionals who are interested in improving the quality of life of children, adolescents and young adults who suffer from pain.
This initiative is brought to fruition by the work of the ALGOS research group at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili. ALGOS is a multidisciplinary group of clinicians and researchers interested in advancing the study of paediatric pain and improving its treatment. The group is recognised by the autonomous government of Catalonia as a consolidated research group involved in the investigation of pain (Ref.: 2014-SGR-963). The group analyses and evaluates the efficiency of several kinds of chronic pain treatments in order to help improve the quality of life of sufferers.
The URV Chair in Paediatric Pain-Grünenthal Foundation was created thanks to the support of the Grünenthal Foundation, which stemmed both from its desire to aid pain sufferers and its confidence in ALGOS activities and the work the group has conducted in the field of paediatric pain. The Grünenthal Foundation, which was established in the year 2000, aims to bring the reality of pain suffering to all interested parties. The Foundation's raison d'être is patient quality of life. This is evident in every step the Foundation takes and every initiative in which it participates. It is on this premise that the Foundation bases all its activities: research-related actions, training, the dissemination of social and scientific information, and formulas for eliminating or reducing the negative effects of pain on the lives of sufferers.