IASP PAIN, November 2018

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

November 2018

 IASP President Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Dr. Med., PhDEnhancing membership and member value is one of my presidential goals. We should continuously strive to ensure that being an IASP member is administratively easy. We once did a survey of lapsed members, and asked for the reasons they did not renew. The top answer was “I forgot.” I have been an IASP member since 1989, and am guilty of this myself. This is why I am so pleased to announce that IASP now has a Dues Auto-Renewal option. You can enroll during the payment checkout process the next time you renew your dues just by clicking a button. I hope you will take advantage of this convenience, and not risk missing a dues payment again.

Read more from IASP President Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Dr. Med., PhD.

IASP News

IASP is Trusted Source and ICD-11 Leader
Since its inception in 2013, the IASP International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) Task Force has completed two important strategic tasks.

PAIN Reports Announces a Special CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline for submission for this special issue is February 15, 2019.

2018 Global Year for Excellence: “Pain Education in Developing Countries” Webinar
The webinar will take place on Thursday, November 15 from 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)/1 PM – 2:15 PM Eastern Africa Time/3:30 – 4:45 PM India Standard Time. Register now!

IASP Now Accepting Applications for 2019 IASP Southeast Asia Pain Camp
IASP invites pain professionals in low-resource Asia-Pacific countries to apply for its five-day 2019 5thSoutheast Asia Pain Management Camp April 7-11, 2019, in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. Approximately 30 grants will be awarded to health care workers interested in this intensive residential course to boost understanding of pain concepts and the basics of interdisciplinary pain management. The course covers pain topics relevant to daily clinical practice, as well as other subjects that help develop participants into pain management educators and advocates. The camp will be followed by the 8th ASEAPS Congress April 11-14, 2019. Deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time on Friday, December 14, 2018.

Coming Soon: Early Career Grant Applications Open
IASP will begin accepting submissions for its 2019 Early Career Research Grants in mid-December, so start obtaining your required letters of recommendation and updating your CV now. Grants are for up to USD$20,000 each and aim to develop pain researchers just starting their careers as independent investigators. Applications will close February 7, 2019.


Make the Most of Your IASP Membership Benefits
Spotlight on: Dues Auto-Renewal
New! Enroll in Dues Auto-Renewal during the join or renew payment checkout process, and choose to have your annual membership dues automatically charged to the credit card of your choice. This convenience allows you uninterrupted access to all of your IASP membership benefits, and more time to enjoy them! Learn more.

Love to Tweet? Become an IASP Social Media Champion! 
We had 51 #IASPCongress Social Media Champions post live during the World Congress on Pain. Now we are looking for IASP social media advocates to keep the conversation going. If interested, please email michele.wood@iasp-pain.org for details.

Become an IASP Champion!
IASP thrives because of your support and your connection to the community. This year already over 334 new members joined because they were referred by a colleague, mentor, or friend. Thanks to the 228 people in our IASP Hall of Champions! Members like you are driving the future of IASP and the entire field. Our champions represent 32 countries from all over the globe. Thank you for your continued support and if you have not already, please refer a friend today!

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World Congress on Pain

Save the date! 18th World Congress on Pain
Amsterdam, the Netherlands, August 4 – 8, 2020

2018 Refresher Course Syllabus Now Available2018 Refresher Course Syllabus Now Available as eBook 
Every two years, the International Association for the Study of Pain publishes a compendium of benchmark papers that summarize the current status of pain research, treatment, and management throughout the world. Presented at the 17th World Congress on Pain in Boston, Massachusetts, in September 2018, these papers represent the thinking of the world’s top pain scientists and clinicians. Special discount for members of IASP. Access it now!

World Congress on PainComing Soon! Congress Recordings: Stay tuned for more details.

In case you missed it: 2018 World Congress on Pain Highlights
Over 5,000 attendees from 96 countries attended the 17th World Congress on Pain, September 12-16, 2018 in Boston. Watch our recap video and check out our Flickr photo album to see if you can spot yourself or a colleague!

Did you miss? IASP 2018 World Congress on Pain PRF Correspondents Blog
Twelve early career researchers took part in the PRF Correspondents program during the 17th World Congress on Pain, September 12-16, 2018, in Boston, USA. Read their 46 blog posts!

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

2018 Global Year for Excellence in Pain Education

2018 Global Year for Excellence in Pain EducationGlobal Year for Excellence in Pain Education Webinar Series

LAST WEBINAR OF SERIES!
Register Today for the
 Pain Education in Developing Countries Webinar on Thursday, November 15 from 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)/1 PM – 2:15 PM Eastern Africa Time/3:30 – 4:45 PM India Standard Time. 
During this free webinar, Babita Ghai will discuss key developments and achievements in pain education in Asian, South Asian, and Southeast Asian nations over the last decade, including in nursing, paramedic, medical undergraduate and postgraduate education, and at the community and governmental levels. Hellen Kariuki will discuss the current status of pain education in developing countries in sub-Saharan Africa, the need for more education in these countries, challenges and benefits of having comprehensive pain education, and how education can be improved. The talk will also highlight the role of various organizations in improving pain education. Sue Jenkins will discuss how e-learning can widen access to pain education for healthcare professionals and students, and reflect on the different methods that can be used to support learners and deliver online education and online assessments. Register now!

Including Qualitative Research in Pain Education
This webinar introduces attendees to the 2018 IASP Global Year Qualitative Resource, an eBook titled “Including Qualitative Research in Pain Education”.

Abdominal and Pelvic Pain: Scientific Progress Vis-à-vis Clinical Evaluation and Management
This webinar provides a scientific update with clinical relevance on abdominal and pelvic pain against a backdrop of current basic research.

Interprofessional Pain Education: Moving the Agenda Forward
This webinar outlines core competencies for pain management and interprofessional collaborative teams; describe the framework and core principles of interprofessional education; and discuss examples of how interprofessional education have and can be applied to pain management learning experiences.

Education Innovations to Improve Provider Knowledge to Care for Older Persons with Pain
This webinar provides the learner with exemplars of approaches to enhance provider knowledge regarding best practices for pain assessment and management in older persons through the use of innovative education approaches.

View all past webinars.


Did you know? You can download the nine Fact Sheets from the Global Year website.
Translations are now available in ArabicChineseHungarianJapanesePortuguese, and Thai, with additional translations due to be posted soon.

Learn more about the Global Year for Excellence in Pain Education. 

Follow the #GYPainEducation conversation for updates!

IASP Journals

PAIN JournalThe November PAIN cover shows a lionfish. For more on this image, read the article by Mouchbahani-Constance et al.

Editor’s Choice articles from the November issue of PAIN

Involvement of lysophosphatidic acid–induced astrocyte activation underlying the maintenance of partial sciatic nerve injury-induced neuropathic pain

Chronic itch impairs mood and HPA axis function in mice: modulation by CRFR1 antagonist VIDEO

Anti–nerve growth factor does not change physical activity in normal young or aging mice but does increase activity in mice with skeletal pain VIDEO

2018 Global Year: Isolated nociceptors reveal multiple specializations for generating irregular ongoing activity associated with ongoing pain VIDEO

2018 Global Year: Contextual influences in decoding pain expressions: effects of patient age, informational priming, and observer characteristics VIDEO (open access)

2018 Global Year: Quantifying visual allodynia across migraine subtypes: the Leiden Visual Sensitivity Scale (open access)

Did you know? Single sign-on allows you to login to painjournalonline.com with 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.

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PAIN ReportsRead the latest from PAIN Reports

Did you hear? PAIN Reports has been accepted for indexing in SCOPUS and in PubMed Central. Have you checked out the new “Subjects” page on the PAIN Reports website? Click on the subject heading to see the complete list of articles published in each of the 14 topics.

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

IASP Pain Research Forum & RELIEF News

A Magic Bullet for Pain?Pain Research Forum (PRF)

A Magic Bullet for Pain? A Biomarker for Pain? The 2018 North American Pain School Trainees Take the Gloves Off to Make Their Cases 
From a unique take on classic rap songs to a “conversation” with the US president, all was fair game at the NAPS debates.

Angiotensin Signaling Contributes to Neuropathic Pain via Peripheral Macrophages 
New findings conflict with previous evidence of direct action on neurons.

PRF Announces New Editorial Board 
14 researchers from around the world join 12 returning board members to guide the site; Ted Price selected as Chair.

“I May Be a Senior Scientist, but I Feel Like a Postdoc in the Art World”: A Podcast with Kathleen Sluka 
World Congress on Pain plenary speaker Kathleen Sluka discusses her path to pain research, why she thinks it’s time for the field to move on from efficacy studies of exercise for pain, and her love of painting.

Metformin Alleviates Cognitive Deficits From Neuropathic Pain in Mice 
Significant differences observed between males and females.

Inflammatory Pain: Be It Resolved!
GPR37, a receptor expressed on macrophages, regulates phagocytosis and contributes to pain resolution.

Follow #PainResearchForum on Facebook and Twitter!


Why Do Women Experience Chronic Pain More Often than Men?RELIEF News Pain Research News, Insights, and Ideas

Why Do Women Experience Chronic Pain More Often than Men?
Pain researchers look to the building blocks of pain to answer a difficult question.

Building a Global Patient Alliance
At the 2018 World Congress on Pain, the International Association for the Study of Pain kicked off a worldwide initiative to incorporate the patient voice into pain research and care.

Advocating for Pain Relief Across the World
At the 2018 IASP World Congress on Pain in Boston, providers and patients shared how they’ve created change to improve pain care.

Treating Chronic Pain With Non-Drug Approaches: What Does the Evidence Say?
A recent study shows evidence for long-term benefits of exercise, psychological treatments and other non-pharmacological strategies.

Follow #ReliefNews on Facebook and Twitter!

Upcoming Events

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7th International Congress on Neuropathic Pain (NeuPSIG 2019)Join us for the 7th International Congress on Neuropathic Pain in London, United Kingdom, 9-11 May 2019.

Call for Poster Abstracts & Financial Aid Applications Now Open!

Do you have cutting-edge science to share? Don’t miss your opportunity to present an abstract at the world’s premier congress on Neuropathic Pain. Submit your poster abstract by 13 December 2018.

NeuPSIG is offering complimentary registration and travel awards to qualified applicants. Financial aid is open to NeuPSIG trainee members and members in developing countries or countries with currency exchange restrictions. Submit your application for financial aid by 13 December 2018.

Follow @NeuPSIG and #NeuPSIG2019 conversation on Twitter!


Save the date for the Abdominal and Pelvic Pain SIG meeting! 11-12 May 2019, in London, UK.


Chapter Highlights

2018 National Conference of the Society for the Study of Pain, Nigeria
The theme was “Pain management in a depressed economy.”

2018 National Conference of the Society for the Study of Pain, Nigeria
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