In addition, IASP brought virtual webinars to our members through programs like the Pain Research Forum and campaigns like the Global Year about Back Pain.
The Global Year webinars had more than 9,000 attendees and helped researchers, clinicians, and those living with pain better understand the nature of back pain and the utility of available treatment modalities.
On the subject of COVID-19 and Pain,
IASP offered virtual education with the two-part COVID-19 and Pain series featuring 13 sessions. Our COVID-19 and Pain sessions series has been a great success with more than 5,000 views. Due to this success, the program has been translated into Spanish, with Arabic and French translations coming in January.
We are very proud that, in 2021, IASP launched a new website
The website is more user-friendly and focuses on the member experience. The new IASP branding reflects our dynamic and diverse global member community. Please visit the website frequently for updates, and give us feedback, if you like.
In September, IASP participated in Pain Awareness Month with a social media campaign that reached more than 70,000 people. With your help, IASP highlighted innovations in pain research and relief to users all over the world.
And, 2022 is shaping up to be an exciting year for IASP. IASP is busy with planning for the 2022 World Congress on Pain,
with abstracts and registration opening in January. IASP will also launch the 2022 Global Year: Translating Pain Knowledge to Practice. Furthermore, we are preparing to kick-off our 50th
anniversary celebration, and we will be launching several new projects to facilitate working together for pain relief throughout the world.
Claudia Sommer, MD