Conference Chair

Professor Dr. med. Sven Gottschling
Board Certificate Pediatrics
Board Certificate Pediatric Hematology / Oncology
Pain Medicine
Palliative Medicine


Saarland University Hospital
Centre of palliative medicine and pediatric pain
Homburg/Saar, Germany

Scientific career

1993 – 2000              medical school: University Tübingen, Germany
2000                           thesis:  CD 158+ NK-cells and their the characteristics in the allogeneic and autologous system (magna cum laude)
Prof. Dr. R. Handgretinger. University Tübingen


2006                           Board Certificate Paediatrics
2007                           Special Training Pain Medicine
2007                           Special Training Palliative Care
Seit 2007                   Special Training Medical Hypnosis
2008                           Special Training Acupuncture
2008                           Special Training Palliative Medicine
2009                          Habilitation „Complementary procedure of paediatrics“
2009                           Board Certificate Pediatric Hematology / Oncology            

Clinical Career

2000 – 2005             Junior Doctor; Assistant Doctor , General paediatrics; Pediatric Hematology / Oncologie (Director: Prof. Dr. Dr. hc mult. F.C. Sitzmann; Prof. Dr. N. Graf), University Children`s Hospital Homburg, Germany
2005 – 2006             Trainee Pain Medicine (CA Dr. L. Distler), Caritasklinik, Saarbrücken, Germany
2006 –  2009              Scientific Assistant: Prof. Dr. Graf, Homburg
2009 – 2010             Assistant medical Director Pediatric Oncology and Director Centre of Palliative Medicine and Pediatric Pain
since 2010                Director Center of Palliative Medicine and Pediatric Pain (children and adults)

Further qualifications

Trainer Palliative Medicine and Pain Medicine nurse school, Saarland University
Associate Professor Palliative Medicine (Hospice Assistant Training)
Associate Professor Palliative Care at Saarland, Rheinland-Pfalz and Luxemburg
Initiator and Associate Professor compulsory optional subject “interdisciplinary pain management” University of Saarland


DGKJ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kinder- und Jugendmedizin)
SGKJ (Süddeutsche Gesellschaft für Kinder- und Jugendmedizin)
DAGST (Deutsche Gesellschaft für ganzheitliche Schmerztherapie) Vice CEO
DGP (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Palliativmedizin)
EAPC (European Association for Palliative Care)
GPOH (Gesellschaft für Pädiatrische Hämatologie und Onkologie)
IASP (International association for the study of pain)
IAWP (Interregional continuing education academy palliative medicine)
Deutsche Schmerzgesellschaft
IWAP (interregionale Weiterbildungsakademie Palliativmedizin)

Fields of Research

Complementary Medicine with a special focus on Cannabinoid-based Medicine, Palliative Medicine and Pain Therapy in children and adults.


2020 Focus ranking. Top physician Germany, Palliative Medicine and Pain Therapy
2019 Focus ranking. Top physician Germany, Palliative Medicine
2017 Award of Europe’s first age-spanning palliative care unit as special place in the competition “Germany, Land of Ideas” by the Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier
2015 Teaching Award awarded by the medical students of the Medical Faculty of Saarland University
2010 1. poster award German Palliative and Pain day Frankfurt. „Cannabinoide“ at Children (Spasticity and Pain).

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