Global Year for Excellence in Pain Education Begins
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Global Year for Excellence in Pain Education Begins 4Welcome to the 2018 Global Year for Excellence in Pain Education! This year, the goal of IASP’s annual initiative is to improve the education of health-care professionals and educators, students, government entities, the research community, patients, and the public about pain. 

Read more about the 2018 Global Year from IASP President Judith A. Turner, PhD.



January 2017

Make the most of your IASP membership benefits! 
This month’s featured member benefits: Apply now for #IASPGrants. Receive membership dues discount if you register to attend the #IASPCongress. Find out more about the 2018 #GYPainEducation and available resources.

Apply for these IASP Grants:

Did you know? More than 700 delegates have already registered! For a limited time, save with World Congress Early Registration rates. Discounts are available for IASP members. Register today!

Submit Your Proposal for a Satellite Symposium
Satellite symposia allow in-depth multidisciplinary presentations and discussions on specific areas of research or educational topics. Any IASP member may propose a symposium.

Call for poster abstract submissions and financial aid applications will open in early February.

Follow @IASPPAIN on Twitter and join the #IASPCongress conversation!

2018 Pain School Opportunities
The European Pain School (EPS) and the North American Pain School (NAPS) have announced their 2018 themes and will be accepting applications for their 2018 programs until mid-February. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in all fields of pain medicine and pain science are encouraged to apply. Learn more

Join the Hall of IASP Champions!
More than half of IASP members decided to join because they were encouraged to do so by a current IASP member. To thank our members for being our advocates, we highlight them in our IASP Hall of Champions. It sounds impressive because our members are impressive. Have you referred someone? Were you referred by someone and want to recognize him or her? Email us at

Nominations for Honorary Members Open February 1
Stay tuned for communication about recommendations for Honorary Members — those who have made a significant contribution to the field of pain and pain management. Honorary membership recognizes an individual’s exceptional accomplishments in pain research, clinical activities, and/or education; services to IASP; and other significant impacts, including leadership in pain education, management, and relief efforts.


2018 Global Year for Excellence in Pain Education

The theme of the 2018 Global Year for Excellence in Pain Education is “Bridging the gap between knowledge and practice.” Our goal is to make a difference in public and government education, patient education, professional education, and pain education research.

Here is where you will find publications, resources, and ways to participate in Global Year events on pain education.

Follow the #GYPainEducation conversation!

IASP Journals

 articles in the January issue of PAIN 

Tired of pain? Toward a better understanding of fatigue in chronic pain 

Chronic exposure to insufficient sleep alters processes of pain habituation and sensitization

Nucleus accumbens mediates the pronociceptive effect of sleep deprivation: the role of adenosine A2A and dopamine D2 receptors 

Brain oscillations reflecting pain-related behaviour in freely moving rats

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Latest articles in PAIN Reports

Specific symptoms may discriminate between fibromyalgia patients with vs without objective test evidence of small-fiber polyneuropathy

The CGRP receptor antagonist BIBN4096 inhibits prolonged meningeal afferent activation evoked by brief local K+ stimulation but not cortical spreading depression-induced afferent…

Checklist for the preparation and review of pain clinical trial publications: a pain-specific supplement to CONSORT

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IASP Pain Research Forum & RELIEF News


PRF’s Kappa Opioid Antagonists for Migraine and Pain Webinar on January 31, 2018, noon – 1:30 p.m. Eastern U.S. time. Follow PRF and #PRFWebinar for updates.


Designing Safer Opioids: How Biased Are You? A systematic analysis of multiple mu opioid receptor agonists reveals that bias factor correlates with therapeutic window.

The Unmet Global Need for Palliative Care and Pain Relief Sick and dying people suffer from untreated pain in low-income countries.

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 Pain Research News, Insights, and Ideas

Why Are the Fingertips So Sensitive to Pain? Nerve fibers that send pain signals vary in shape in the spinal cord of mice, hinting at an explanation for the keenness of pain in people.

The Nocebo Effect—the Flip Side of Placebo—Carries a High Price
An “expensive” treatment with no active ingredients causes more pain than the “cheap” version.

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