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IASP PAIN, September 2018



International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) PAIN: E-Monthly
September 2018

 IASP President Judith A. Turner, PhDThis is my last President’s Message, and I would like to thank you for the privilege of serving as the President of IASP. It has truly been an honor. It has been such a pleasure getting to know many of you and working with such an impressive, dedicated group of volunteers. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our many volunteers, including those who put in countless hours on our Council, committees, working groups, and task forces. Our organization is indeed rich in talent, dedication, and passion.

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


Apply Now for Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change in Japan
Requests for proposals to stimulate pain education efforts throughout Japan. Deadline: Sept. 30

Make the Most of Your IASP Membership Benefits
Spotlight on: Final Chance for Deep Discounts on Congress Registration!
Register today for the World Congress on Pain!Did you know? IASP members save $330 on the registration rate. Trainees and members from developing countries save almost $200. IASP is pleased to pass along these savings as a thank you to members for their support. Do you know someone who is planning to attend the World Congress on Pain and is not yet a member? Share this digital brochure (hint – the cost of membership is less than the amount they will save!) – it’s a win for members and for IASP.

Become an IASP Champion!
IASP thrives because of your support and your connection to the community. This year already over 300 new members joined because they were referred by a colleague, mentor, or friend. Thanks to the 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!

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.

Stay connected with IASP! Are you missing important updates? To update your member record and stay current with IASP information, please confirm your information.

Only a few days till the World Congress!
Register NOW! 
Save up to $100 before September 12.Follow our #IASPCongress conversation on Twitter and don’t forget to download and share your #IASPCongress digital badge!


Watch This Webinar to Master the World Congress App before Boston! 
Download the 2018 Congress Mobile Appnew IASP webinar will teach you the newest, coolest capabilities of the 2018 app for the World Congress on Pain, so you can download the appand start maximizing your learning experience and networking right now! Don’t wait until September 12 to begin planning your schedule, connecting with other attendees, completing last-minute registration for refresher courses or satellite symposia, and more.


This Week’s World Congress Buzz—An Innovation Lab! 
Innovation LabBrand new learning opportunity at the World Congress: an Innovation Lab in the Exhibition Hall! Plan to be part of the action–this extraordinary on-stage program features deep-dive discussions with the plenary speakers, Innovations in the 2018 Global Year for Excellence in Pain Education, presentations from patients living with pain, the role of digital innovations such as virtual reality, and industry innovations. This is where to go to see creative ideas for pain relief turned into new products, services, and next-level research.


Engage with our World Congress on Pain Social Media Champions 
Follow #IASPCongress on TwitterFollow this group of 50 vetted pain specialists and the #IASPCongress conversation on Twitter for their commentary on conference sessions, events, and news.


Take Advantage of the Lowest Prices on Books from IASP Press! 
Stock your personal pain science library by enjoying an additional 5% off already-discounted member rates on books during the World Congress. Here’s your chance to buy the four new IASP books for the best price ever! Look for the bookstore in the IASP Village on the Exhibition Hall floor.


IASP Pain Research Forum announces the participants in the PRF Correspondents program
12 early-career researchers were selected to take part in this unique science communications program, which provides pain investigators with the knowledge and skills they need to communicate science effectively to a wide range of pain researchers and to patients and the broader public. The PRF Correspondents will produce interviews, scientific session recaps and blog posts, which will appear on the Pain Research Forum and on RELIEF, PRF’s companion site for the public.

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2018 Global Year for Excellence in Pain Education

Global Year for Excellence in Pain Education Webinar Series

Register Today! Interprofessional Pain Education: Moving the Agenda Forward
Join us on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Eastern (US) Time.
2018 Global Year for Excellence in Pain Education Webinar SeriesThis free webinar will outline 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. 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.2018 Global Year for Excellence in Pain Education

View all upcoming webinars.

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

Follow the #GYPainEducation conversation for updates!

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.

The September PAIN cover illustrates a depiction of a thalamocortical relay neurone of the ventral posterior thalamus. Nuclei of the lateral thalamic projection pathway are key sites for the integration, modulation, and transmission of the sensory-discriminative dimensions of pain. For further information, please see the article by Patel et. al.


Editor’s Choice articles from the September issue of PAIN

Reproducible and replicable pain research: a critical review

Multivariate machine learning distinguishes cross-network dynamic functional connectivity patterns in state and trait neuropathic pain

Hemisensory disturbances in patients with complex regional pain syndrome

Chronic neuropathic pain reduces opioid receptor availability with associated anhedonia in rat

Selective deficiencies in descending inhibitory modulation in neuropathic rats: implications for enhancing noradrenergic tone

Global Year articles from the September issue of PAIN

Perspective: update on pain education

Reproducible and replicable pain research: a critical review

Pain as a threat to the social self: a motivational account

Effects of internet-based pain coping skills training before home exercise for individuals with hip osteoarthritis (HOPE trial): a randomised controlled trial

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PAIN ReportsDid 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.

Missed the July/August Issue? View current issue and previous issues.

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IASP Pain Research Forum & RELIEF News

Pain Research Forum (PRF)

Register Today! WEBINAR: Sex Differences in the Immune System & Their Relation to Chronic Pain
Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Eastern (US) Time.
Robert Sorge, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham, US, will discuss the latest thinking from an exciting and emerging area of research. Attendance is free, but registration is required. Register now!

Working Together to Improve Pain Education and Care: A Conversation With Judy Watt-Watson
Watt-Watson discusses pain education, the leadership positions she has held, and much more.


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Pain Research News, Insights, and Ideas

Coming Together to Put Patients First in Headache TreatmentComing Together to Put Patients First in Headache Treatment
A diverse group of stakeholders launch a patient-centered initiative that aims to overcome the stigma and other factors hampering care.

Did you miss? Opioid Drugs Work Differently Than Natural Opioids 
A new study offers a reason why opioid drugs have more powerful effects than the body’s own morphine-like chemicals. The research could influence future pain drug development efforts.

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Upcoming Events
IASP Events Calendar Would you like to see your organization’s event listed on IASP’s calendar?
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7th International Congress on Neuropathic Pain (NeuPSIG 2019)You can’t miss this meeting! Join us for the 7th International Congress on Neuropathic Pain in London, UK in May 2019. For the first time ever, this #NeuPSIG2019 Congress will focus on two important themes: (1) diabetic neuropathic pain; and (2) chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathic pain. These are two of the most prevalent aetiologies that challenge us today.

Call for Topical Workshop Proposals Now Open:
Submit yours today!

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