IASP PAIN, March 2021

By chris@csa.co.za March 1, 2021 11:49


IASP Pain eMonthly
MARCH 2021
President’s Message

One year in the COVID-19 pandemic, we face an abundance of change not only within our own lives, but also within the health care system and pain field. As more developments about the pandemic and health affects on patients are discovered, IASP continues its mission to connect global pain professionals to stimulate and support the study of pain by sharing such information.
The recently published PAIN Reports special issue explores multiple aspects of COVID-19 and pain, including country-focused reports highlighting the impacts and challenges each country has faced. These articles grant close insight into the institutional and forced transition to telehealth care, patient-led research, and a focus on the basic and clinical science of COVID-19-related pain, neurological complications, and how the new pain syndromes compare to previously recognized post-viral pain and ME/CFS.
Just as IASP shares these peer-reviewed open access articles, I hope you take the liberty to share them with your friends and colleagues and ultimately further aid IASP’s mission and vision of connecting pain professionals around the world.
Claudia Sommer, MD

IASP Releases Position Statement on the Use of Cannabinoids to Treat Pain
In a recent statement, IASP said that due to a lack of evidence from high-quality research (view article collection), it does not endorse the general use of cannabinoids to treat pain. LEARN MORE
Save the Dates: Registration Opens 8 April
Register for a nine-session COVID-19 course and the IASP 2021 Virtual World Congress on Pain, beginning 8 April. LEARN MORE
IASP PRF Seminar
Due 24 March: Submit a Late-Breaking Poster Abstract
Submissions for late-breaking poster abstract for IASP 2021 Virtual World Congress on Pain close Wednesday, 24 March. LEARN MORE
IASP Member, Peter Goadsby, Awarded The Brain Prize 2021
Congratulations to Peter Goadsby for being awarded The Brain Prize 2021, the world’s largest brain research prize, worth 10 million Danish Kroner. LEARN MORE
New Belarus Chapter
The IASP Executive Committee approved the application for Belarusian Society for the Study of Pain (BSSP) to become a Chapter of IASP, and has granted the BSSP official chapter-in-formation status. LEARN MORE
Task Force Seeking Data and Information
The IASP Presidential Task Force is looking for data sets and information from pain studies that can be linked to the International Classification of Functioning (ICF). If you have such data or are aware of others who do, please contact ICF Task Force Chairs Rolf-Detlef Treede and Michiel Reneman.

PAIN, March 2021
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PAIN Reports, Latest Articles
Special Issue
Pain Reports

German Pain Society
German Pain Society
The German Pain Society celebrates interdisciplinarity at every level with members from diverse professional groups, including medical doctors, psychologists, physiotherapists, and nursing specialists. We live this interdisciplinarity in our Congresses by encouraging submissions from multidisciplinary speaker groups to ensure an enormous breadth of educational and growth opportunities.


25 March: IASP Data Blitz and Live Workshop
Join your colleagues for the last day of live sessions on 25 March, including a workshop with IASP Presidential Task Force members on cannabis and cannbinoid analgesia. LEARN MORE
IASP Virtual Series on Pain & Expo

IASP is turning the spotlight on members! Get to know your global colleagues, how they’re working towards global pain relief, and what the association means to them. 
Interested in participating in the program? Contact Us
Vivianne Tawfik, MD, PhD
Dr. Vivianne Tawfik, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Stanford University Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine in the United States. Her specialty is pain medicine and she has been in the pain field for 18 years. Vivianne has been an IASP member for five years and has attended the IASP World Congress on Pain two times.
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