PainSA is a chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain. Our mission is to improve all aspects of pain management in Southern Africa.

Follow up: African Region Chapters Outreach

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Message from IASP Councilor
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:
1. If you have not already done so – please take the survey on this outreach.

2. Watch the recording from the recent webinar held. Jot down the topics that you wish for us to discuss on future webinars.

3. Email Akuender Kodi to indicate if you wish to be included in future collaborations for this outreach.

4. Finally, invite a colleague who you think may be interested in this outreach by providing their email to Akuender Kodi.
Thank you so much for your time. I am very much looking forward to our future collaborations. All the best wishes.
Warm Regards,
Romy Parker, PhD University of Cape Town | Department Of Anaesthesia & Perioperative Medicine
IASP Councilor – Africa Representative
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