Message from the President
IASP was founded 40 years ago by a small group of scientists and clinicians energized by the vision and drive of John Bonica. This band of men and women built an association that, over the years, has become the most prestigious professional association in the world dedicated to the study and management of pain. More >
|From the Secretariat
Principal Scientist, Pain & Migraine
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Tenure Track Position in Pain Research
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), seeks an exceptional scientist for a tenure-track position to develop an independent basic, translational or clinical research program on the mechanisms of pain processing and its central modulation. More >
New Resource for Parents to Manage Children’s Pain
A children’s charity in the United Kingdom, WellChild, has launched a new interactive website for parents who want to learn how to help manage their child’s pain after surgery. The website, called My Child is in Pain, was developed by researchers, parents of children who have had surgery, and health care professionals who are experts in pain management for children. More >
Residency Program in Pain for Neurologists in Brazil
In 2013, the Brazilian National Residency Program approved the creation of a Pain Residency Program for Neurologists at the Pain Center of the Department of Neurology of the University of São Paulo. It is a one-year residency program for physicians who have finished a four-year neurology residency training prerequisite. It covers all the main areas of the pain field with full-time practical and scientific activities. Two openings are available with an annual scholarship for 2013. Applications were accepted until the end of March, and the test occurred on April 4. The program begins on May 2, 2013. For information on future scholarships visit: www.fm.usp.br.
May 9-11, 2013, Klagenfurt, Austria
Annual Meeting of the Austrian Pain Society (IASP chapter). Info: Sekretariat c/o Sabine Bell Universität Salzburg, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, FB für Organismische Biologie, A-5020 Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstr. 34. (Tel: +43 (0)662 8044 ext 5055; Fax: +43 (0)662 8044 616; Email: email@example.com; Web: www.oesg.at) More >
|Grants and Awards
2012 IASP Developing Countries Project Report
Dr. Amira Karkin-Tais, President of the Association for Pain Therapy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, was the recipient of a 2012 IASP Developing Countries Project: Initiative for Improving Pain Education. The project, titled “Pain education through courses in daily hospitals: an analysis of an epidemiological and health economic data of the chronic pain population by trained doctors,” has already started and has an estimated completion date of August, 2013. More >
Outcomes from the 2011 Early Career Research Project
Dr. Mark Suter, the 2011 recipient of the Early Career Research Grant, funded by the Scan|Design Foundation BY INGER & JENS BRUUN, recently completed his project.
The goal of the project is to study the contribution of neuro-immune interaction at the level of the spinal cord to pain development and maintenance after peripheral nerve injury. More >
Early Career Research Grants Awarded
Congratulations to the 2013 winners of the Early Career Research Grant Programs! IASP received 39 applications from 17 different countries. Four of the awards are funded by IASP, and four are funded by the Scan|Design Foundation BY INGER & JENS BRUUN. We wish the following researchers good luck in their work. More >
Apply Now for Trainee Fellowships
The IASP John J. Bonica Trainee Fellowship, established in memory of IASP's founder, offers a stipend of up to US$50,000 per year for 2 consecutive years (up to a total of $100,000) to support training in various aspects of pain research to a trainee who is in the early stages of his or her career.
The IASP International Trainee Fellowship funded by the Scan|Design Foundation BY INGER & JENS BRUUN provides up to US$50,000 for one year of training in pain research. For complete award information, including guidelines and forms, visit www.iasp-pain.org/Grants.
New Book by a Member
Daniel M. Laskin, DDS, MS, Professor and Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Schools of Dentistry and Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, is the co-editor of a new book entitled Treatment of TMDs: Bridging the Gap Between Advances in Research and Clinical Patient Management, published by Quintessence Publishing Co., Chicago, IL. The book contains 17 chapters divided into five sections dealing with regional and widespread pain phenomena, assessing susceptibility to pain development and chronicity, biomechanics of TMJ function, diagnostic technology, and therapeutic advances. In addition to the United States, there are contributing authors from nine countries.
New IASP Members
We are pleased to welcome 142 new members from 42 countries to IASP. This list is alphabetical by country and includes the period between January 1, 2013 and February 28, 2013. You will need to log in to your IASP account to view the names. More >
|Global Year Against Pain
Global Year Against Visceral Pain
IASP’s Global Year Against Pain is a year-long initiative designed to raise international awareness of pain. Each year, IASP focuses on a different aspect of pain that has global implications. The campaign for 2012-2013 is the Global year Against Visceral Pain and focuses attention on pain that originates in or near the internal organs of the body. More >
|World Congress on Pain
15th World Congress On Pain Call for Proposals
Planning for the World Congress is starting soon! In early May, IASP will issue a Call for Proposals for Topical Workshop and Plenary topics for presentation at the Congress. You will be able to submit ideas online via the Call for Proposals system on the IASP website. Watch your mailbox for instructions coming soon. More >