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IASP PAIN, May 2020



MAY 2020

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As many of us are adapting to changes caused by the extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) is working hard to restructure planned activities to adapt to the new virtual world in our continued mission of pan relief worldwide.


In rescheduling the IASP World Congress for 2021, we are continually updating the Congress website with the newest information. Recently, IASP posted answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to registration, speakers and posters, hotel reservations, exhibitors, and more. Furthermore, details regarding IASP’s series of virtual meetings later this year with workshops, posters, and symposia will be available soon. IASP members will receive discounted rates on these meetings. Therefore, I encourage those with soon-to-be expiring memberships to renew and take advantage of this opportunity


2020 Global Year for the Prevention of Pain webinars also provide convenient access to world-class science and connection to the global pain community. With new webinars frequently added to the series, these free sessions are a great resource to increase your knowledge on pain prevention and to share with colleagues to help spread the latest news on pain prevention.


I want to also encourage and remind everyone of the valuable resources the IASP Pain Education Resource Center (PERC) offers IASP members. PERC provides access to a growing library of World Congress recordings, webinars, CMEs, and more, all available online, making it a convenient tool for continuing education.


Finally, IASP publications, PAIN and PAIN Reports, are great educational resources on the latest pain research. With the recent call for papers relevant to COVID-19, we plan to publish more articles about the pandemic in upcoming issues.


Take care,
Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Dr. Med., PhD 

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