Now Available from IASP Press:Pain in Dementia, by Stefan Lautenbacher and Stephen J. Gibson. Pain in Dementia navigates the complex clinical challenges associated with pain among these patients and identifies the sources of pain, even in patients who have trouble communicating. A multidisciplinary team of experts recommend the most effective pain treatment options.
Pain 2016: Refresher Courses from the 16th World Congress on Painis also available in print and as an IASP eBook. You can also purchase video recordings of the plenary lectures and audio recordings of the Refresher Courses, many of which include the PowerPoint presentations shown to delegates.
Announcing the PAIN Reports Journal Club The PAIN Reports Journal Club encourages trainees in pain research to comment on a recently published article to enhance readers’ understanding by evaluating it critically, placing it in context, and suggesting further lines of inquiry.
Is Your Membership Information Up to Date? Please take a few moments to update your IASP member record. This is your chance to ensure that your professional specialty and preferred mailing preferences are current. To thank you for your quick action, all members who complete the form by Wednesday, February 22, will be entered into a random drawing for a free year of membership.
SIG on Pain in Childhood
The 11th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain (ISPP) takes place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 6-9. Program and registration details are on the ISSP website.
SIG on Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Registration is now open for the CRPS2017 Conference in Cork, Ireland, August 30 to September 1.
North American Pain School Applications are due February 28 for the program, which takes place June 25-29 at the Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello, in Montebello, QC, Canada.
IASP Statement on U.S. Travel Restrictions
The IASP Executive Commitee has issued the following statement regarding the U.S. executive order on travel restrictions:
"Recognizing that scientific progress and medical advances depend on the free exchange of ideas among international networks of diverse health-care professionals and scientists, IASP joins with scientific societies in the United States and worldwide in opposing the recent White House executive order on travel restrictions from certain countries.
"For more than 40 years, IASP has convened international meetings of scientists and clinicians who collaborate to advance learning and discover new and better pain treatments. The U.S. travel restrictions place such collaborations at great risk.
"Our member scientists and clinicians live on six continents, treating patients suffering in pain throughout the developed and developing world—including those in countries named in the restrictive order.
"As a direct consequence of the order, IASP members from those countries as well as those who have traveled to them have told us they are unable or reluctant to travel to the United States for fear of harassment or detention at airports. Others have told us they are protesting the travel restrictions by refusing to meet in the United States.
"IASP urges a more balanced approach to access to the United States that not only provides for security but also protects important scientific collaborations. We believe the travel restrictions will have a negative effect on the ability of the United States to attract talented researchers, clinicians, and students whose collaborative work advances science and medical care."
Judith A. Turner, PhD, President (USA) Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Prof., Dr.med., PhD, President-Elect (Denmark) Rolf-Detlef Treede, Prof., Dr.med., Past-President (Germany) Michael Nicholas, PhD, Secretary (Australia) G. Allen Finley, MD, FRCPC, Treasurer (Canada) Matthew R. D'Uva, FASAE, CAE, Executive Director (USA)
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