IASP PAIN, October 2020

By chris@csa.co.za October 29, 2020 13:43

IASP PAIN, October 2020

October 2020 PEM

President’s Message

I am honored and privileged to assume the role of President of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). IASP has been an important part of my life for a long time; I am excited to continue its mission of working towards pain relief around the world.
To share a little bit about myself – I am a Professor of Neurology and Pain Specialist at the University of Würzburg in Germany. My work is equally divided between patient care, research, and teaching. My main research interests are in neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, and the neuroimmune connection.
My previous leading roles in other societies, such as the German Pain Society, European Academy of Neurology, and Peripheral Nerve Society, have prepared me for the challenging and exciting role as IASP President.
I have been fortunate to serve in various positions and many different capacities for IASP, and I have a great appreciation for the association as well as everyone who so generously shares their time and expertise to fulfill IASP’s mission year after year.  
Here are a few goals I wish to achieve during my term as IASP President:
  • Expand and strengthen IASP’s global presence and initiatives by branching further into Africa, Latin America, and Asia to build strong international ties
  • Grow IASP’s authoritative voice on all issues related to pain by making statements regarding important and timely issues such as opioids and cannabinoids; working with the World Health Organization (WHO) and IASP chapters and federations to address global and local needs; and establishing working groups and task forces accordingly
  • Increase engagement with young researchers by establishing a program offering targeted skills workshops, peer to peer mentoring, and virtual and in-person meetings
Finally, I would like to recognize all of our devoted members and the many wonderful ways they have contributed to IASP. I encourage you to visit the IASP website, as well as the IASP booth at the IASP Virtual Series on Pain & Expo to gain an understanding of the ways in which you might bring your unique expertise to the association. I look forward to working with you all to bring hope to the millions suffering worldwide—a life with less pain can be a reality. 
Claudia Sommer, MD

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
Call for Data Blitz Submissions
Submit your abstract to present your research at the Data Blitz during the IASP Virtual Series on Pain & Expo. LEARN MORE
Biennial Review of Pain
PAIN Reports: Special Issue
Read all new articles in New Directions for Physical Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Pain Conditions. LEARN MORE
Learn About Educational Gaps in Southeast Asia
Earn free CME/CPD credits with a three session course focused on medical and scientific education needs in Southeast Asia during the Southeast Asia Pain Education Course. LEARN MORE
Recording Available: 2020 IASP General Assembly
Catch up or revisit the topics discussed during the 2020 IASP General Assembly with the recording, now available. LEARN MORE

PAIN, October 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!
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Welcome to the 2020 Global Year for the Prevention of Pain! 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.
Upcoming Global Year Webinars

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
Beatrice Korwisi, MSc, Germany
Beatrice Korwisi holds an MSc in Psychology and is currently a PhD student in the Division of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy in the Department of Psychology at Philipps-University Marburg in Germany. She has been an IASP member since 2017 and attended her first World Congress on Pain in Boston, Massachusetts, USA in 2018. She is looking forward to the next IASP World Congress on Pain in Amsterdam and others in the future.
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
Global and Local Barriers to Accessing Medicines for Pain Management in Resource-Constrained Countries
  • Describe barriers to improving global access to non-opioid medications for treating chronic, non-cancer pain in resource-limited settings, with a focus on medicines used to manage neuropathic pain
  • Describe the impact of international efforts that are opioid and palliative care centred on the effectiveness of pain management programmes in resource-constrained countries
  • Describe the process of achieving balance in morphine prescribing by healthcare professionals, such that access is balanced by knowledge of risks, especially in patients with non-cancer pain
A recent study shows that Meissner corpuscles mediate gentle touch perception and are innervated by molecularly distinct Aβ neuron types.
An ongoing initiative is investigating different perspectives on what has become a controversial term, aiming to identify the most suitable replacement.
The Pain Beat gathered together A. Vania Apkarian, Annemieke Kavelaars, Arkady Khoutorsky, Anne Louise Oaklander, and Ted Price to discuss ideas and issues related to the transition from acute to chronic pain.
Recordings from July events in PRF’s new virtual seminar series are now available.
See PRF’s weekly review of the pain research literature, including basic science, translational, and clinical pain research studies.

Researchers are increasingly recognizing the importance of multi-sensory integration, education, and exercise for pain management.
Researchers are seeking to understand why chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, temporomandibular disorder, and others tend to occur together.
A review of the scientific literature published since 2015 reveals a better balance in the number of male vs. female animals in pain research, yet the existing literature still shows a deep male bias.
In light of the current concerns surrounding the coronavirus, please check to verify your event is still happening.
9th SARPS Congress on Pain

6-8 November 2020 | Bangladesh
IOF Regional – 8th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Conference

25-28 November 2020 | Bangkok, Thailand
Australian Pain Society (APS) 40th Annual Scientific Meeting

18-21 April 2021 | Canberra, Australia


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