IASP is excited to share some important updates with you as we lead up to World Congress next month. IASP has been busy developing initiatives to support your work for pain relief throughout the world.
On 16 August, IASP will host a new 2022 Global Year webinar on Translating Genome-Wide Transcriptomic Data. This webinar will discuss the value of human molecular-omics data for reconstructing human pain states with subsequent mechanistic animal experiments. Luda Diatchenko, MD, PhD, will be presenting new data from her program and Jeffery Mogil, PhD, will moderate the discussion. Register soon for this timely new webinar.
The Pain Research Forum is accepting applications through 24 August for the next group of Virtual Correspondents Program (VCP). VCP is a science communication training program that will equip early-career pain investigators with the knowledge, skills, and best practices needed to communicate science effectively to a wide range of pain researchers, patients, and the broader public. This cycle will focus primarily on providing coverage for the upcoming IASP 2022 World Congress on Pain, 19 – 23 September, Toronto, Canada. Submit your application today and be a part of one of IASP’s most popular programs for industry professionals looking to advance their skills and career.
In World Congress news, we are just a few weeks away from the start of now only one month away from the largest global gathering of pain professionals. Because of the unprecedented number of early career attendees, we have included several activities just for them.
At the Early Career lounge, you can join other early career professionals for events specifically designed for the future leaders of IASP. There will be a variety of activities including small group mentored sessions; an introduction to the Early Career Task Force; Q&A with IASP board members, plenary speakers, editors of journals, and leaders of other societies; professional headshot photo center; and panel discussion on IASP Early Career grants.
Finally, I encourage you to register for Pre-Congress Events as soon as possible, as a limited number of seats remain. Pre Congress events are important to World Congress and provide attendees with basic science updates on an array of cross disciplinary topics. Pre-Congress Hands-on Workshops provide attendees the opportunity to receive a CME accredited completion certificate. If you are attending World Congress, register to attend a Pre-Congress Event before the sessions are full.
See you next month in Toronto.
WORLD CONGRESS ON PAIN UPDATE
Rebecca Pillai Riddell, CPsych, PhD, Invites You to Attend World CongressRebecca Pillai Riddell, CPsych, PhD invites you to attend her plenary lecture at World Congress Thursday, 22 September, on Lessons for Clinicians and Researchers Across the Lifespan: What Acute Pain Research with Young Children Can Teach Us All. World Congress provides access to the world-leading pain researchers and clinicians, allows you to collaborate with experts and trainees in the field of pain, and expand your research and career. REGISTER TO ATTEND IN PERSON >REGISTER TO ATTEND VIRTUALLY >Register Now for Pre-Congress Events Time is running out to register for Pre-Congress Events, as limited number of seats remain. SIG Symposia, Refresher Courses, and Hands-On Workshops provide attendees with sessions on an array of topics such as:
Refresher Courses: Intensive Interdisciplinary Pain Treatment for Pediatric Chronic Pain
Intensive interdisciplinary pain treatment offers increased intensity and frequency of therapies in a specialized setting that provides a higher dose of treatment from a coordinated care team; this approach is effective for pediatric patients with complex chronic pain conditions. Pain & Work: Evidence-Based Practice to Enhance Work Participation and Quality of Life
This course will provide participants with state-of-the-art evidence on the interplay between chronic pain and work. The course will consist of multiple short presentations by each of the 3 speakers, followed by interactive discussions and Q&A moderated by all presenters. Hands-On Workshops: Artificial Intelligence-Based Approaches to Preclinical Pain Assessment
This workshop provides attendees the opportunity to meet and interact with a diverse range of non-human species experts who will explain, discuss and demonstrate the use of video and artificial intelligence in its application to the measurement of pain.Modality-Specific Evoked Potentials – Methods to Objectify the Quality of Our Somatosensory System
This workshop will present established and novel methods to generate evoked potential recorded by EEGs. These procedures, some only recently developed, enable the detailed revealing of components of the somatosensory system. SIG Symposia:Quality, Bias, and Integrity in Pain Research: Creating the Next Generation of Pain Science
Systematic review has highlighted how poor quality and biased primary studies can lead to misleading claims for efficacy and safety in treatment. Further investigations into two serious aspects of research integrity have led to a renewed interest in methods for ensuring the quality of modern pain research. Preventing Chronification of Acute Pain and its Consequences
Since transitioning from acute to chronic pain after surgery is of major importance, this event will focus on the prevention of chronic pain, and opioid use, after surgery and the bio-psycho-social process of chronification. REGISTER TODAY >IASP UPDATERegister for the 16 August Global Year Webinar: Translating Genome-Wide Transcriptomics Register for a 2022 Global Year for Translating Pain Knowledge to Practice Webinar on 16 August. This webinar provides an opportunity to discuss the value of human molecular-omics data for reconstructing human pain states with subsequent mechanistic animal experiment. Luda Diatchenko, MD, PhD, will present new data from her program and Jeffrey Mogil, PhD, will moderate the discussion. REGISTER >
My Letter to Pain
The Global Alliance of Partners for Pain Advocacy (GAPPA) invites you to participate in the My Letter to Pain initiative. This creative writing submission aims to highlight and increase awareness of the different experiences of pain, told from the perspective of one’s lived experience of pain. Share your story with GAPPA to raise awareness around the lived experience of pain.LEARN MORE >
Vivianne Tawfik, MD, PhDAugust’s member spotlight highlights Vivianne Tawfik, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor at the Stanford University Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine. Dr. Tawfik became a member of IASP to connect and collaborate with pain experts, as it is essential for Dr. Tawfik to be a part of a community that hosts physicians, researchers, psychologists, and physical therapists all in one place. LEARN MORE >JOURNALS
August Issue of PAIN Available Now
This issue includes new Editor’s Choice articles, Global Year 2022 articles, and a topical review discussing system-level efforts to address pain-related workplace challenges. Learn about cutting-edge science and the latest research from articles like these in every issue of PAIN. System-level efforts to address pain-related workplace challenges Regression to the mean, heteroscedasticity, and prognostic imbalance in randomized controlled trials: a call for graphical methods Efficacy of nonpharmacological interventions for individual features of fibromyalgia: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trialsEvidence for engagement of the nucleus of the solitary tract in processing intestinal chemonociceptive input irrespective of conscious pain response in healthy humansLEARN MORE >PAIN RESEARCH FORUM
Apply for the PRF Virtual Correspondents ProgramIASP is accepting applications through 24 August for the next cycle of the Pain Research Forum Virtual Correspondents Program (VCP). VCP is a science communication training program that will equip early-career pain investigators with the knowledge, skills, and best practices needed to communicate science effectively to a wide range of pain researchers, patients, and the broader public. This cycle will focus primarily on providing coverage for the 2022 World Congress on Pain, 19 – 23 September, Toronto, Canada.LEARN MORE AND APPLY >RELIEFBreaking the Silence for People Living with EndometriosisOne aspect of raising awareness of endometriosis is to disseminate scientific knowledge about it. But what does the research actually say? Learn more in a new article from Simona Denise Frederiksen.LEARN MORE >1510 H St. N.W.
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