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

 IASP President Judith A. Turner, PhDI am pleased to report that a record number of members voted in this year’s election of IASP Officers and Councilors. Thank you for your engagement and participation; the number voting this year reflects an active, healthy society.

I am also pleased to report that the amendments to the IASP bylaws were approved. Read more from IASP President Judith A. Turner, PhD.

  IASP News

IASP Members Elect Two Officers, Five Councilors, and Approve Bylaws Amendments
A record percentage of IASP members voted in May and June to elect a new slate of officers and councilors. All will begin their terms following the World Congress on Pain at the end of September.

Make the Most of Your IASP Membership Benefits
Spotlight on: Deep discounts on World Congress on Pain registration! 
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 information (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 is thrives because of your support and your connection to the community. Since the start of the IASP Champions program in May 2017, 326 people have joined IASP because of 241 people like you. As you spread the word about IASP and the benefits we provide, you help us grow.
In 2018, we have grown by 269 new members. Thanks to 196 people in our IASP Hall of ChampionsMembers like you are driving the future of IASP and the entire field. Our champions represent 37 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. 

NeuPSIG 2019: Submit your suggestions for Plenary Lecture speakers
Please consider submitting one or more recommendations for plenary lectures for the 7
th International Conference for Neuropathic Pain, May 9-11, 2019 in London. Deadline to submit is June 13, 2018.

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Join us for the 17th World Congress on Pain! Less than 100 days until the World Congress! Register today! Discounts are available for IASP members.

Register today for the World Congress on Pain!Trainees Register for the World Congress at Discounted Rates
It’s graduation season! Congratulations to the trainees who have recently earned a degree, completed a post-doc or fellowship, or reached another career milestone. Keep your career momentum going by registering for the World Congress on Pain. Don’t miss this unparalleled opportunity for education, networking, mentoring, and mastering new skills. Register today at the trainee rate - $450, only $90 a day for 5 packed days – half of the regular member rate!

Selling out fast – Sign up for a SIG Satellite Symposia Today!
SIG Satellite Symposia allow in-depth, multidisciplinary presentations and discussion on a single, specific research or educational topic in the pain field. Space is limited for many of the symposia – act now to secure your seat!

Build Your World Congress on Pain Itinerary Today
The full interactive scientific program for the 17
th World Congress on Pain is now available. Search the plenary lectures, topical workshops, Refresher Courses, and special sessions by speaker, topic, and keyword. Once you have registered for the World Congress, you will be able to login and begin building your personal itinerary.

Resources for Planning Your Trip to the United States
IASP is ready to help determine what you need to do to secure a U.S. travel visa and navigate consular and travel-related issues as you plan your trip to Boston. View the visa resources available on the World Congress website, and watch the “Tips for International Attendees” webinar that we hosted in May.

Follow @IASPPAIN on Twitter and join the #IASPCongress conversation!

  2018 Global Year for Excellence in Pain Education

2018 Global Year for Excellence in Pain EducationSave the date! Global Year for Excellence in Pain Education webinar on Thursday, July 12 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern U.S. Time. 

This webinar will discuss the IASP Global Year Qualitative Resource, an eBook titled "Including Qualitative Research in Pain Education." More details to come.

Speakers: Francine Toye, Oxford University Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust and Kate Seers, University of Warwick

Follow the #GYPainEducation conversation for updates!

  IASP Journals

PAIN JournalDid you know? Single sign-on allows you to login to with 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 June PAIN cover illustrates the Signal Relay, an original acrylic painting by Section Editor and author, Kathleen A. Sluka. This painting shows neurotransmission with axons on the right, and synapses on the left. Note the microtubules in the axons, synaptic vesicles and mitochondria in the axon terminals, and postsynaptic density, actin and mitochondria in the dendrites.

PAIN Pictured: Pain after surgeryGlobal Year articles from the June issue of PAIN

Editor's Choice: Hyperpathia: "to be or not to be that is the question"

PAIN Pictured: Pain after surgery

Pathophysiological mechanisms of neuropathic pain: comparison of sensory phenotypes in patients and human surrogate pain models

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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.

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  IASP Pain Research Forum & RELIEF News

Pain Research Forum (PRF)

Highlights From the American Pain Society Scientific Summit: Muscle Pain
Symposium at March 4-6, 2018 event featured discussion of underlying mechanisms of muscle pain in different animal models.

Danger Ahead: Threat Signals Converge to Drive Pain, Hunger
Two new studies identify shared neural circuitry in the hindbrain’s parabrachial nucleus.

Highlights From the American Pain Society Scientific Summit: Can Nanomedicine Play a Role in the Future of Pain Treatment?
A session at the March 4-6, 2018, event featured animal studies on macrophage-targeted nanomedicine.

Follow #PainResearchForum on Facebook and Twitter!

RELIEF News Pain Research News, Insights, and Ideas

Could Cannabis Legalization Help Ease the Opioid Crisis?
Two recent studies show that legalization is associated with decreased opioid prescribing, but many questions remain.

Studying Sleep and Pain in Mice: A Chat With Alban Latremoliere
Pain researcher Alban Latremoliere discusses his recent work examining how sleep affects pain sensitivity, and why it matters for patients.

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  Upcoming Events
IASP Events Calendar Would you like to see your organization's event listed on IASP's calendar? Please let us know by completing this form.

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