About the Editor

José M. Castro-Lopes, MD, PhD, obtained his training at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto, Portugal. He is currently full professor and chair of Histology and Embryology and coordinator of the postgraduate course on pain medicine of the same faculty. He is also coordinator of the National Program for Pain Control of the Portuguese Ministry of Health, and participated actively in the recent establishment of the Competence on Pain Medicine by the Portuguese Medical Association.