To those who I have previously communicated with regarding the African Region Chapters Outreach, I am pleased to write to you again. To those who I have not had the pleasure of meeting electronically, I would like to briefly introduce myself to you. My name is Romy Parker and I am based at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. As the representative for Africa on the Council of the International Association for the Study of Pain, I am thrilled to introduce to you the African Region Chapters Outreach, an initiative that I have created in the hopes of establishing a platform where all of us, including those based in Africa as well as Africans who may be working elsewhere, can share our experiences and support and learn from each other to improve the plight of those suffering from pain.
Through IASP, we recently distributed a survey and hosted a webinar in the hopes of assessing the needs of African members in different regions of the continent. While there were a few who provided feedback on the survey and participated on the webinar, we still feel that we lack representation from certain countries for this outreach. We wish to make this outreach as inclusive as possible – hence my email to you!
Our very first webinar was a success, and I am excited to share with you all the other events prepared for the new year, including webinars, social platforms, and many more. To do so, I wish to task you with the four simple assignments below: