|IASP e-Newsletter, April 2013|
Highlights include the Message from the President, a report from the IASP Developing Countries Project, outcomes from a 2011 Early Career Research Project, 2013 Early Career Research Grant program winners, and more!
|2013 IASP Early Career Research Grant Winners|
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2013 IASP Early Career Research Grant program funded by IASP and the Scan|Design Foundation BY INGER & JENS BRUUN. The IASP Early Career Research Grant supports a researcher who is starting his/her independent career. Since 2007, IASP has funded 36 researchers through this initiative.
|For Scientists, an Exploding World of Pseudo-Academia|
A parallel world of pseudo-academia, with prestigiously titled conferences and journals that will print seemingly anything for a fee, has the scientific community alarmed.
|Online seminar: The WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist Collaboration|
Please join us to learn about World Health Organization’s recently-launched initiative, the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist Collaboration. Online seminar on May 8, 13:30 Geneva, Switzerland time. Click on the link for registration information.
|Mayday Pain & Society Fellowship Call for Applications|
The Mayday Fund, a New York City foundation dedicated to alleviating the incidence, degree, and consequence of human physical pain, is accepting applications for the 2013 Mayday Pain & Society Fellowship: A Media & Policy Fellows Initiative. This program is designed to equip physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, scientists, policy experts, and legal scholars in pain management with the necessary skills to become effective advocates and spokespeople about pain issues in the United States and Canada. The deadline for applying to the 2013 program is Monday, July 1. More information and application: www.maydayfellows.org/2013Application.html.
|IASP e-Newsletter, February 2013|
Read about new IASP Task Forces, new staff at the IASP Secretariat, reports from chapters and grant recipients, exciting member news, and more!
|IASP Members in Charlie Rose Show|
Several prominent IASP members were featured on the Charlie Rose Show. Charlie Rose Brain Series 2 Episode 11: Pain featured Eric Kandel of Columbia University; David Julius, University of California, San Francisco; Allan Basbaum, University of California, San Francisco; Robert Dworkin, University of Rochester Medical Center; David Borsook of Boston Children's Hospital; and Laurie Klein, nursing student at LSU.
|IASP President Interview in Brain Science Podcast|
IASP President Fernando Cervero was interviewed in the Brain Science Podcast by Ginger Campbell, MD. The discussion focused on pain as a complex emotional and sensory experience and delved into his recently published book Understanding Pain: Exploring the Perception of Pain, the work of IASP and the Life Before Death feature film.
|Moving Pictures Advocacy|
(Web Update) This short film commemorates the one-year anniversary of the release of LIFE Before Death and reports the results the project has achieved to date. The feature film, produced by Moonshine Movies and released in 2012, was themed around the global crisis of untreated pain and other end-of-life issues.