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IASP, NeuPSIG Urge Addition of Gabapentin to WHO List of Essential Medicines
Thirty chapters endorse application to add medication to list for management of neuropathic pain. WHO committee accepting comments until February 24.

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 Pain is 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.

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  > Global Year Against Pain

Use this checklist to help you sponsor a meeting, symposium, or other event, and tell us about every upcoming Global Year activity you plan to conduct.

Download the 2017 Global Year Fact Sheets.

Fact Sheets for the 2013-14 Global Year Against Orofacial Pain have been updated by members of the SIG on Orofacial Pain and translated into six languages.

  > Grants and Fellowships

IASP has an extensive annual grants and awards program to support investigators working in basic or clinical research and to support education in developing countries. 

>> IASP Early Career Research Grants Program (deadline February 6) Multiple grants of US$20,000 each support researchers in the early career stage of pain investigations.
>> IASP Developing Countries Project: Initiative for Improving Pain Education (deadline April 3) Educational support grants for up to US$10,000 are available to improve pain education for clinicians in developing countries. 
>> IASP Developing Countries Collaborative Research Grant (deadline April 17) One grant of up to US$15,000 to encourage and support collaborative, multidisciplinary research between laboratories working on the same topic in developed and developing countries. 
>> IASP Collaborative Research Grants (deadline April 17) Two grants of up to US$15,000 support collaborative research between two or more research groups located in different countries.

  > SIG and Chapters Corner

European Pain Federation--EFIC
Submit a poster abstract for the 10th Congress of the European Pain Federation, September 6-9, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Deadline is February 28.

View preliminary program content for the 6th International Congress on Neuropathic Pain, June 15-18, in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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.,, PhD, President-Elect (Denmark)
Rolf-Detlef Treede, Prof.,, 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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