IASP’s Strategic Goals
Here’s a pop quiz: As an IASP member, how can you help the association achieve its goals? (Answers below.)
From the outset of my two-year term as IASP president, I want to be sure that all members understand the goals the Council has set for the organisation and the ways we hope to achieve them.
>> Goal 1: Build a global community of members from multiple disciplines to nurture collaboration, dialogue, and networking
>> Goal 2: Support a distribution hub for world-class science and evidence-based treatment guidelines to elevate the knowledge and education of members and the health-care community
>> Goal 3: Advocate with IASP chapters and federations to advance the field and educate policymakers about the benefits of effective pain treatment
>> Goal 4: Strengthen the capacity of IASP to support the IASP mission and vision
Our strategic plan elaborates these mission-critical goals. Examples of how we plan to achieve these goals include: enhancing our online offerings; strengthening the ability of our SIGs to expand their services; ensuring our publications remain the best in the field; supporting clinical and research training through pain camps, pain schools, grants, and fellowships; and engaging with other scientific organizations to advance pain research and clinical practice.
In addition to the four overarching goals, we have developed several operational goals that will guide our day-to-day activities. We will:
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Video Presentations of Plenary Sessions and Refresher Courses Available Soon
Missed attending the World Congress? Then you missed hearing the newest information on a broad array of pain-related topics from the world’s top experts. Visit the IASP home page in the next few days to find a link to these special Congress video recordings. Pain 2016: Refresher Courses from the 16th World Congress on Pain is also available from IASP eBooks, or you can buy only the individual chapters that interest you. The printed book will soon be available.
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Global Year Against Pain
REGISTER TODAY: Free webinar cosponsored by PAIN and the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Managing Knee-Arthritis Pain Before and After Surgery, December 13, 12:30 Eastern U.S. Time, with Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Dr.Med.Sci., and Sachiyuki Tsukada, MD.
To complement the Global Year, a new book from IASP Press, Pain in the Joints provides a comprehensive overview of joint pain, including its assessment, mechanisms, and treatment options. A Japanese translation of the book is also available in IASP eBooks.
21 Fact Sheets Available in 17 Languages. Fact Sheets in Japanese and Urdu are now available. Is your language missing from this list? Please let us know if you would like to translate the Fact Sheets.
SIG and Chapters Corner
Submit abstracts and view preliminary program content for the 6th International Congress on Neuropathic Pain, June 15-18, 2017, in Gothenburg, Sweden.
SIG on Pain in Childhood
The 11th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain (ISPP) will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 6-9, 2017. Program and registration details of the meeting are on the ISSP website.
SIG on Pain, Mind, and Movement
At the World Congress on Pain, the SIG hosted a workshop on “Pain, Mind, and Movement Through the Lifespan,” with presentations by Rikard Wicksell (Sweden), Timothy Wideman (Canada), and Lorimer Moseley (Australia). The SIG also ran a well-attended business meeting that included four scientific presentations from members, including two from members who had received scholarships to attend the Congress. The business meeting provided a good platform for members to discuss activities they would like the SIG to host. More reports on the World Congress will be included in the SIG’s newsletter. If you are interested in the interactions between pain, mind, and movement – please join us or follow us on Facebook.
Chinese Association for the Study of Pain
Past President Rolf-Detlef Treedeattended the recent Chinese Pain Congress in Nanjing, where he met with Dr. Xuejun Song (second from left), IASP liaison for the CASP, and Dr. Bifa Fan (far right), president of the Chinese Pain Physician Society. Both societies had been founded by Dr. Ji-Sheng Han (second from right), an IASP Honorary Member. The topics were IASP-CASP relations, promotion of pain medicine in China, and acute and chronic pain services. Dr. Ke Ma of Shanghai (left), who hosted Dr. Treede at the conference, also attended the meeting.