Summer is traditionally a time to take a break and relax, but IASP staff and volunteers have been very busy working towards our mission of stimulating and supporting the study of pain and translating that knowledge into improved pain relief worldwide.
I am pleased to share that IASP recently awarded $180,000 to recipients of our Collaborative Research grants, Developing Countries Projects: Initiative for Improving Pain Education grants, and John J. Bonica Trainee Fellowship.
Read more from IASP President Judith A. Turner, PhD.
Make the Most of Your IASP Membership Benefits Spotlight on: Renew your IASP Membership for Two Years! Did you know? You can renew your membership online for two years. Save time and money: two-year members receive a 10% discount on membership fees.
Become an IASP Champion!
IASP is thrives because of your support and your connection to the community. In the first half of 2018, 282 new members joined because they were referred by a colleague, mentor, or friend. Thanks to 203 people in our IASP Hall of Champions! Members like you are driving the future of IASP and the entire field. Our champions represent 32 countries from all over the globe. Thank you for your continued support and if you have not already, please refer a friend today!
Only two months until the World Congress! Register today! Discounts are available for IASP members.
Love to tweet? Apply today to be an #IASPCongress Social Media Champion! If interested, email Michele at firstname.lastname@example.org your Twitter handle.
Download Your Digital Badge and Tell the World Where You’ll Be This September! Are you attending or presenting at the World Congress? Tell everyone! Download one or an assortment of pre-sized social media digital badges that say, “I’m Attending,” “I’m Speaking,” or “I’m Presenting.” Pinning or posting the badge to your Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn profiles alerts registered and potential pain professionals that you will be learning the latest pain research and skills in Boston, September 12-16, 2018. Invite people to connect and converse with you now to kick-start new connections before the conference. Announce the great news that you’ve been accepted to present your best work on a global stage. It all starts with sharing that digital badge!
Apply Today for the IASP Pain Research Forum Science Communications Training Program! The purpose of this program is to provide students and early-career pain investigators with the knowledge and skills they need to communicate science effectively to a wide range of pain researchers and to patients and the broader public. Working closely with the PRF editors, successful applicants will gain valuable science communications experience by conducting interviews and podcasts with World Congress speakers, writing summaries of lectures and scientific sessions, and producing other content. Submit your application today!
Friends Make Great Learning Partners—Invite a Colleague to Come to World Congress! There’s nothing like a colleague to make learning more meaningful, fun, and relevant, so it shouldn’t be surprising that in past years, more than 35 percent of attendees learned about the World Congress from a work friend or acquaintance first. Help your peers and friends build their careers and skills in pain management while giving IASP a boost by spreading the word about this important event. IASP has taken nearly all the work out of it for you by drafting this email invitation for you to use—just tweak, address, and send! Thank you for helping us make the World Congress more successful than ever by reaching out with your personal invitation to multidisciplinary clinicians, academics, researchers, and trainees involved in relief of pain.
Multidisciplinary Poster Presentations Available Soon! We know you love them—poster sessions, that is! Past World Congress participants report that poster sessions are the second-highest-ranking reason they attend. In response, the World Congress this year offers more than 2,200 multidisciplinary posters showcasing emerging pain science and techniques.The full poster schedule will be posted later this month. If you are already registered for the World Congress, begin building your personal schedule with topical workshops, plenary sessions, refresher courses, and satellite symposia.
Ten years ago the first talk about pain registries was presented at the 2008 IASP World Congress in Glasgow. In the decade since, the initial skepticism about this approach to creating evidence and improving care in pain management, alongside Randomized Controlled Studies, has changed.
IASP members have now developed and are running registries in the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Israel, using the information to assess and improve patient care, advocate change in treatment policies, carry out research, and provide teaching. This is a young field and community.
Are you a member of this community? If not but you want to learn more about the methodology and/or think a registry in a certain area is needed, please alert IASP via this very short survey by its International Pain Registry Working Group.
We will use the survey information to:
Expand the community of registry users within IASP;
Inform IASP members that resources are available;
Shape future activities so they reflect needs of IASP members and their patients;
Discuss the need to increase the versatility of topics addressed by registry developers and users;
Review whether registry work is achieving its goals of advancing quality of patient care, shaping policies, and sharing research and education.
We will present preliminary survey findings at a workshop during the World Congress on Pain in Boston in September 2018. This will be followed by preparing a manuscript that we plan to submit to a peer-reviewed journal.
Did you know? Single sign-on allows you to login to painjournalonline.com 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 July PAIN cover illustrates the finding that sustained and repeated mouth opening leads to an increased deposition of Safranin O-stained proteoglycan at the articular surface of the temporomandibular joint in mice. View article.
Editor's Choice articlesfrom the July issue of PAIN
Did 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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