IASP PAIN, November 2020

By chris@csa.co.za December 18, 2020 10:57


President’s Message

I hope you, your families, friends, and colleagues are continuing to stay safe and healthy.
With four months remaining of the IASP Virtual Series on Pain & Expo, I encourage you to register for and participate in this extraordinary virtual event. Did you know that members have free access throughout December? This exclusive member offer gives you the chance to learn and network virtually with the IASP community.
The session topics and posters demonstrate the multidisciplinary aspects of IASP, as well as the quality of pain science and research, that continuously aim to benefit those suffering from pain. With CE/CME accredited sessions and a poster gallery, you advance your career while discovering information on topics and research that interests you.
Not only are opportunities for multidisciplinary learning available, but the ability to connect with professionals from around the world using multiple networking lounges enables you to exchange knowledge and ideas while establishing strong relationships. 
As an IASP member, I hope you take advantage of this exclusive offer, while communicating the benefits and opportunities the association provides to colleagues. If you have enjoyed any sessions, reach out to a colleague to let them know about this great opportunity.
Our understanding of COVID-19 and pain is increasing. However, COVID-19’s presence around the world continues to impact people with pain, as well as those who offer pain treatment. Suffering from the pandemic extends beyond those infected with the virus; patients suffering from chronic pain have been affected as well. Major surgeries such as hip replacements have been postponed; patients may not be able to attend their physiotherapy appointments; patient advocacy groups cannot have in-person meetings; general contact restrictions may lead to increased anxiety and depression. One possibly advantageous consequence of restrictions in many countries has been the increased use of telemedicine for pain. Upcoming issues of PAIN include several articles that discuss COVID-19 and pain. A special collection of articles will be dedicated to the subject in the coming months in PAIN Reports.
Claudia Sommer, MD

Enjoy Free Access Throughout December
IASP members have one month of free access to on-demand sessions and more. REGISTER NOW
IASP 2021 World Congress on Pain Goes Virtual
IASP 2021 World Congress on Pain Goes Virtual
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IASP 2021 World Congress on Pain will be moved to a virtual experience. LEARN MORE
Contribute to 2021 Global Year Against Back Pain
Contribute to 2021 Global Year About Back Pain
Share your expertise! Submit a webinar proposal or resource for the upcoming 2021 Global Year About Back Pain. LEARN MORE
Follow IASP on Instagram (@IASP_pain) for new content and the latest updates. LEARN MORE

PAIN, December 2020
PAIN Journal

PAIN Reports, September/October 2020
Pain Reports

The IASP Virtual Series on Pain & Expo provides six months of live & on-demand access to 20+ CE-accredited scientific presentations, 450 posters, six networking lounges, an interactive expo hall, and more!
Enjoy Free Access Throughout December
IASP members have one-month free access to on-demand sessions and more. REGISTER NOW
Tour the IASP Virtual Series on Pain & Expo
Take a look inside the virtual event and see what features make this a must-attend event. LEARN MORE

2020 Global Year for the Prevention of Pain focuses on disseminating pain prevention strategies to researchers, clinicians, and patients. Look out for new, freely accessible resources, including factsheets, webinars, infographics, and more.
To join the conversation, use #GlobalYear2020 and #IASPGlobalYear on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.
Revisit 2020 Global Year Resources and Tools
Catch up on and share 2020 Global Year resources and tools you may have missed. LEARN MORE

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
Simone Vigneri
Simone Vigneri, MD, PhD
Dr. Vigneri is the head of the Neurology/Neurophysiology department at Santa Maria Maddalena Hospital in Bologna, Italy. He has been in the pain field for 10 years and has been an IASP member for 6 years. He has attended two World Congresses.
As an IASP member, enjoy exclusive access to a living library of on-demand educational resources through the IASP Pain Education Resource Center (PERC).
Access recordings from previous IASP World Congresses, webinars, and more, plus, earn CME credits!
Resource Spotlight
The evidence for hormonal influences on pain
  • Understand the confounds associated with different methods of assessing hormonal influences on pain
  • Awareness of the multiple sites of action where hormones might act to alter pain
  • Reappraise the role of exogenous hormonal treatments in chronic pain
Pain & Placebo SIG
The Society for Interdisciplinary Placebo Studies will hold its official conference for the first time in the United States on 26-28 May 2021 at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The conference aims to provide an unparalleled platform to integrate current knowledge on placebo research in pain and alcohol and other substance use disorders. LEARN MORE
African Region Chapter Outreach
Are you an IASP member of an African Country? Take part in IASP’s African Region Chapter Outreach. Contact us for more details. CONTACT US


Commonly seen changes in brain connectivity among fibromyalgia patients may more closely reflect these individuals’ current clinical pain state rather than their pain condition.
Dr. Fitzgerald speaks with Elisa Clemente, a PhD student at University College London, UK, and a PRF Correspondent, to discuss how she got into the pain field, what it was like to work with Patrick Wall, the science of pain in infants, and more.
For the fourth episode, The Pain Beat gathered together a group of pain researchers via Zoom to discuss the use of human tissue in pain research and prospects for clinical translation of new knowledge emerging from this approach.
Recordings from the latest PRF seminars are available.
See PRF’s weekly review of the pain research literature, including basic science, translational, and clinical pain research studies.


Fifty-million US adults have chronic pain, and 20 million have high-impact chronic pain (HICP). Age, sex, education level, employment status, and poverty status are major contributors to HICP. Learn more in our first data visualization.
In this IASP RELIEF podcast, David Walton PT, PhD, an associate professor with the School of Physical Therapy at Western University, Ontario, Canada, discusses the problem of whiplash, how pain from whiplash injuries is assessed and treated, and much more.
In this exclusive RELIEF interview, neuroscientist and acupuncturist Vitaly Napadow discusses the evidence for a beneficial effect of acupuncture on pain and how this ancient technique might work.
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Australian Pain Society (APS) 40th Annual Scientific Meeting

18-21 April 2021 | Canberra, Australia

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By chris@csa.co.za December 18, 2020 10:57

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