Global Year Against Pain After Surgery
The IASP Council held a highly productive meeting last month to review the progress of our many hard-working committees, working groups, and task forces and to plan for the upcoming year. I was truly impressed with the dedication, commitment, and expertise of our many volunteers, as well as with how much IASP does to advance our mission.
Once again, the Council approved an array of grant and award programs, earmarking hundreds of thousands of dollars to support pain research, early career researchers, education, and clinical training in developing countries.
I am particularly excited about our growing program of pain camps and pain schools. In addition to the highly successful European Pain School and recently launched North American Pain School, we have been busy planning for the first IASP-Indian Society for the Study of Pain Evidence-based Pain Management Program next month in conjunction with the Indian Society for the Study of Pain.
Judith Turner, PhD
IASP Launches the 2017 Global Year Against Pain After Surgery
Our yearlong campaign focuses on education for researchers, clinicians, and other health-care professionals as well as patients facing surgery. Fact Sheets and other resources are now available on the Global Year website.
Recordings of Plenary Sessions and Refresher Courses Now Available
Missed the World Congress? Video recordings of the plenary lectures and audio recordings of the Refresher Courses are available, many of which include the PowerPoint presentations shown to delegates. Pain 2016: Refresher Courses from the 16th World Congress on Pain is also available in print from IASP Press. The entire ebook and individual chapters are available from IASP eBooks.
New from IASP Press: Pain in Dementia, by Stefan Lautenbacher and Stephen J. Gibson. Available on February 3, Pain in Dementia navigates the complex clinical challenges associated with pain among these patients and identifies the sources of pain, even in patients who have trouble communicating. A multidisciplinary team of experts recommend the most effective pain treatment options.
Please note: the PAIN and PAIN Reports website will undergo routine maintenance on January 21. The sites will be unavailable at times and intermittently available at others.
articles in the January edition of PAIN
>> Reliability of conditioned pain modulation: a systematic review (Video)
>> Updating the definition of pain (Video)
>> Spotlight on pain: optogenetic approaches for interrogating somatosensory circuits
>> Mindfulness-based stress reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic low back pain…
>> Opioid prescribing for patients with cancer in the last year of life: a longitudinal population cohort study
PAIN/Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Article Exchange: The Impact of Depression and Pain Catastrophization on Initial Presentation and Treatment Outcomes for Atraumatic Hand Conditions
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Global Year Against Pain
Countries all around the world are holding Global Year events. Tell us about yours.
Fact Sheets for the 2013-14 Global Year Against Orofacial Pain have been updated by members of the SIG on Orofacial Pain and translated into six languages.
SIG and Chapters Corner
View preliminary program content for the 6th International Congress on Neuropathic Pain, June 15-18, in Gothenburg, Sweden.
SIG on Pain in Childhood
The 11th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain (ISPP) will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 6-9, 2017. Poster submissions are due by January 31. Program and registration details of the meeting are on the ISSP website. In addition, the SIG welcomes new councilors Line Caes, PhD, from the University of Stirling, Scotland, UK, and Stefan Friedrichsdorf, MD, FAAP, from the Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota in Minneapolis, USA.
SIG on Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Registration is now open for the CRPS2017 Conference in Cork, Ireland, August 30 to September 1.
Indian Society for the Study of Pain
The IASP-ISSP Multidisciplinary Evidence-Based Pain Management Program is accepting applications for a program in Mumbai and Delhi geared toward physicians in India who desire to pursue pain management as part of their career goal. Deadline to apply is January 25.
North American Pain School
Applications are due February 28 for the program, which takes place June 25-29 at the Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello, in Montebello, QC, Canada.