IASP PAIN, May 2018

IASP PAIN, May 2018

International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) PAIN: E-Monthly

May 2018

 IASP President Judith A. Turner, PhDIt is hard to imagine that content of the upcoming World Congress on Pain in Boston will top our outstanding 2016 meeting in Yokohama, but a two-part symposium on pain management in elite athletes is one indication that the 2018 World Congress will be special.

Read more from IASP President Judith A. Turner, PhD.

 

IASP News

Elections Now Open for IASP Officers and Councilors
IASP members are urged to vote in the biennial election for several leadership positions in the association. Online balloting is underway for the posts of President-Elect, Treasurer, and Secretary, as well as for five positions on the IASP Council.

Eight Named to IASP Honorary Membership
Honorary membership recognizes an individual’s exceptional accomplishments in pain research, clinical activities, and distinguished service to the association.

PAIN Section Editor Fiona Blyth Honored as a Member of the Order of Australia
Award recognizes her significant contributions to medical research and education public health, pain management and aging, and health policy reform.

Candice Paulsen and Amaury Francois Win 2018 IASP Early Career Grants
Paulsen, an assistant professor at Yale University (USA), and Francois, a research associate at Université de Montpellier (France), are the 2018 recipients of IASP Early Career Research Grants.

IASP Hosts First Meeting to Create Tool Kit for Multidisciplinary Pain Clinics in Southeast Asia
International advisory group and regional leaders establish practical framework for pain clinics in developing countries.

Colleen Delaney Eubanks Is IASP’s New Chief Operating Officer
Seasoned association executive to provide leadership, direction, and guidance to the association’s staff and will be responsible for its day-to-day management.


Make the Most of Your IASP Membership Benefits 
Connect with IASP! Are you missing important updates? Please take a moment to update your profile and communication preferences to ensure you are receiving IASP information – at your preferred address and with the correct degree. Add your social media profiles to connect with us across multiple platforms.

Spotlight on Pain Research Forum and RELIEFSince PRF and RELIEF became part of IASP in 2017, IASP members have had increased access and exposure to these important resources. Did you know? PRF offers free webinars, and RELIEF offers podcasts of interviews with leaders in the pain community. Make the most of your membership by exploring PRF and RELIEF today!

Become an IASP Champion! IASP is thrives because of your support and your connection to the community. As you spread the word about IASP and the benefits we provide, you help us grow. Members like you are driving the future of IASP and the entire field. Refer a friend today!

Join a Special Interest Group today! Be a part of the conversation and receive special registration rates to SIG events at the World Congress on Pain. Learn more about IASP SIGs.

Did you know? May is Pelvic Pain Awareness Month. Read this blog post to learn more. Interested in this topic? Consider joining the Abdominal and Pelvic Pain SIG.

Interested in becoming a member of IASP’s Neuropathic Pain SIG (NeuPSIG) management team? NeuPSIG has a vacancy for one member to represent trainees. For more information about the positon and to apply, please complete this formDeadline is May 31.


Join us for the 17th World Congress on Pain! Less than one week remains to register for the World Congress at early registration ratesRegister  before May 21! Discounts are available for IASP members.

Build Your World Congress on Pain Itinerary Today
The full interactive scientific program for the 17th World Congress on Pain is now available. Search the plenary lectures, topical workshops, Refresher Courses, and special sessions by speaker, topic, and keyword. Once you have registered for the World Congress, you will be able to login and begin building your personal itinerary.

New at the World Congress: Hands-on Practical Workshops
IASP is offering three hands-on practical workshops as part of the scientific program. These workshops are eligible for continuing education credits and are available at no extra cost. Registration is required due to limited space.

  • Neuromodulation Hands-on Cadaver Workshop
  • QST Hands-on Workshop
  • Ultrasound Guided Interventions: Hands-on Workshop

Resources for Planning Your Trip to the United States 
IASP is ready to help determine what you need to do to secure a U.S. travel visa and navigate consular and travel-related issues as you plan your trip to Boston. View the visa resources available on the World Congress website, and watch the “Tips for International Attendees” webinar that we hosted last week.

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

2018 Global Year for Excellence in Pain Education

2018 Global Year for Excellence in Pain EducationDownload the nine Fact Sheets from the Global Year website. Translations are now available in ArabicChineseJapanesePortuguese, and Thai, with additional translations due to be posted soon.

Check out “Tame the Beast,” a video that helps patients learn new approaches to reducing their pain. And take a look at the Professional Education section of the Global Year site for valuable resources.

Follow the #GYPainEducation conversation!

IASP Journals

PAIN JournalDid you know? Single sign-on allows you to login to painjournalonline.comwith your IASP username and password. The benefit of single sign-on is that you have a better online reading experience and increased security, while reducing the need to remember multiple passwords.

Editor's Choice articles from the May issue of PAIN 

Systematic review and meta-analysis of genetic risk factors for neuropathic pain

Altered connectivity of the right anterior insula drives the pain connectome changes in chronic knee osteoarthritis

Risk of preterm birth following late pregnancy exposure to NSAIDs or COX-2 inhibitors

Psychological factors predict an unfavorable pain trajectory after hysterectomy: a prospective cohort study on chronic postsurgical pain Video

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PAIN ReportsPAIN Reports has been accepted for indexing in SCOPUS! All articles should appear in this important scientific repository in the next few months. The journal recently was accepted for indexing in PubMed Central.

Follow #PainReports and #PainClinicalUpdates on TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn!

IASP Pain Research Forum & RELIEF News

Pain Research Forum (PRF)

Three Is Not a Crowd: A Trio of Molecular Sensors Protects Organisms Against Acute Heat
TRPV1, TRPM3, and TRPA1 ion channels act collectively as a fault-tolerant mechanism in mice

Mu and Delta Opioid Receptors: Where Are They, and Do They Interact?
New study finds MOR and DOR co-expression limited to small populations of dorsal and ventral horn neurons, and that these opioid receptor subtypes function independently to regulate pain

Could Cannabis Legalization Help Ease the Opioid Crisis?
Two recent studies show that legalization is associated with decreased opioid prescribing, but many questions remain

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RELIEF News Pain Research News, Insights, and Ideas

Sex and Gender Differences in Pain: A Chat With Edmund Keogh
Pain psychologist Edmund Keogh discusses the role that sex and gender play in the experience of pain.

How Psychologists Can Help With Chronic Pain
In this RELIEF podcast, pain psychologist Beverly Thorn discusses her results from a clinical trial of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in disadvantaged populations to treat chronic pain, and much much more.

The Body Hurts, but the Head and Face Often Hurt More. Why?
The discovery of a new connection between different brain areas may explain the increased severity of head and face pain.

A Tamper-Resistant Opioid Yields Mixed Results
A new formulation of oxycodone curbs tampering among high-risk individuals but doesn’t change overall opioid use or related harm at a population level, according to a new Australian study.

Stopping a Pain Memory Before It Forms: A SPOT-ON Approach
A new drug halts the creation of proteins that set pain in motion, according to a recent study in mice.

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