PAIN’s Impact Factor Jumps, July 2016
By July 19, 2016 15:18



PAIN‘s 2015 Impact Factor Jumps to 5.557
The journal remains atop the field over the last five years by a wide margin and retains the No. 2 rank of 31 anesthesiology journals, missing the top spot by just .059 points. Citations are up 9 percent from 2014, with more than one-quarter of all articles receiving 10 or more citations.

First North American Pain School Attracts Enthusiastic Learners
New generation of pain researchers and clinicians connect with top pain experts for four days in Canada.


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Do you have a late-breaking poster abstract you would like considered for the World Congress? Let us know by August 1. Here’s what to do.

>> Choose from 70 Topical Workshops
>> Attend one of 8 Satellite Symposia
>> Save on travel with Emirates and Oneworld
>> Tour Yokohama, Tokyo, Kyoto and Nara, or Mt. Fuji and Hakone



July Edition of PAIN Is Now Available. PAIN 157_7_cover

View the video introduction from Editor-in-Chief Francis J. Keefe. Editor’s Choice articles include:

>> Do we need a third mechanistic descriptor for chronic pain states? (Video)
>> Pain language and evaluation
>> Acute analgesic effects of nicotine and tobacco in humans: a meta-analysis
>> Pain assessment in context: a state of the science review of the McGill pain questionnaire 40 years on
>> The heterogeneity of headache patients who self-medicate: a cluster analysis approach
>> Trends in long-term opioid prescribing in primary care patients with musculoskeletal conditions: an observational database study (Video, Global Year)

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Free article exchange with the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: Risk Factors for Continued Opioid Use One to Two Months After Surgery for Musculoskeletal Trauma

PAIN's Impact Factor Jumps, July 2016 1PAIN Reports to Debut Online August 8
The new multidisciplinary open access journal will publish articles that advance clinical, applied, and basic research on pain. Brief reports, clinical and basic science research reports, case reports,clinical guidelines, and meeting proceedings are among the article types the journal welcomes.

The submission site is now open.


Global Year Against Pain

Plan to Attend the Global Year Satellite Symposiumat the World Congress, held in association with the SIG on Musculoskeletal Pain. View the program for “Is Joint Pain Unique or Does it Share Common Features with Other Musculoskeletal Pain Conditions?”

21 Fact Sheets Available in 15 Languages. NEW: Turkish 
Is your language missing from this list? Please let us know if you would like to translate the Fact Sheets.

9 countries around the world are holding Global Year events. Tell us about yours.


Grants and Fellowships

Pain Educators in Developing Countries Win IASP Grants

The IASP Developing Countries Project: Initiative for Improving Pain Education has awarded grants to eight recipients. These grants are intended to improve the scope and availability of essential education for pain clinicians of all disciplines and to encourage innovative approaches, taking into account specific local needs. The winners and their projects are:

  • Fauzia Khan (Pakistan): Addressing pain assessment and management in paediatric anaesthesia and surgery–basic introductory courses
  • Andrew Kwikiriza (Uganda): Improving burn and wound care associated pain through the development of focused educational initiatives and analgesia protocols in Mbarara, Uganda
  • Eliseth Leao (Brazil): Identification and treatment of homeless pain
  • Mhoira Leng (Uganda): Improving nurses’ and pharmacists’ pain recognition, assessment and management skills in Mulago and Kiruddu hospitals in Uganda
  • Vladimir Poroch (Romania): Physicians’ education for pain in Northeast Romania
  • Vladimir Romanenko (Ukraine): Implementing IASP core curriculum in medical student undergraduate education in Ukriane
  • Lingxiao Wang (China): A multidisciplinary pain education course on managing osteoarthritis pain for primary health providers in Guangzhou, China
  • Hong Xiao (China): A pain education course for multidisciplinary primary practitioners in the community hospital of Sichuan Province

SIG and Chapters Corner

SIG on Pain in Childhood
The 11th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain (ISPP) will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 6-9, 2017. Details of the meeting are on the ISSP website, and abstracts and proposals for workshops are now being accepted. The deadline for submission of workshop proposals is August 15, 2016, and for poster abstracts is January 31, 2017. Questions or comments? Please contact the Congress Secretariat.
SIG on Pain, Mind, and Movement
A US$1,000 scholarship is available to help a member with the costs of attending the World Congress on Pain in Yokohama. Deadline is July 29. Here are the eligibility details and the application form.
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