IASP has gathered information from a variety of sources on programs
offered for continuing education in pain. These may be fellowships,
degree programs, distance learning programs, web-based training, etc.
This list is provided as a service and does not imply IASP endorsement
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|Pre and Postdoctoral Traineeships in Pain and Associated
Symptoms Research at University of Iowa. This NIH T32-funded
traineeship supports nurses to develop or extend knowledge and skills in
research on pain and its associated symptoms. Postdocs begin Aug 2013
(deadline March 1, 2013). Predocs must apply to UI Nursing PhD program
(deadline November 15, 2013 for 2014-2015).
|The Ronald Melzack Fellowship in Pain Research, the
Catherine Bushnell Fellowship in Pain Research, and the
Alan Edwards Fellowship in Clinical Pain Research all
support full-time research that will be conducted at the Alan Edwards
Centre for Research on Pain (AECRP) at McGill University, the Alan
Edwards Pain Management Unit (AEPMU) at McGill University Health
Centre's Montreal General Hospital, or another Quebec Institution.
Qualifying applicants will have completed a PhD, MD, or comparable
degree and have an interest in a full-time position conducting basic or
clinical research in chronic pain. The Fellowships have stipends
commensurate with experience. Applicants must obtain an agreement for
sponsorship from a full member of the AECRP. Consult the website for a
list of researchers and research themes. Funding is for one year with a
second year contingent on mutual satisfaction. Should ethics approval be
required, an application must be submitted within 3 months of the start
date. Please contact the AECRP for full application details. Proposals
are to be sent to The Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation at email@example.com.
|The Louise & Alan Edwards Fellowship in Pediatric Pain
Research of $50,000 for post-doctoral students is intended to
support a full-time trainee pursuing studies related to pain in infants
and children. The scope of research areas is broad and includes basic
topics and clinical topics. Qualifying applicants must hold a PhD or
equivalent 3rd cycle degree (i.e., medical specialist diploma) and be
within 5 years from the date that degree was awarded at the time of
application. The applicants must be enrolled or accepted into a
post-doctoral program full-time within the Pain in Child Health (PICH)
training grant program, and be accepted to be supervised by an
independent investigator in PICH. Research can be conducted at any
PICH-affiliated research centre located in Canada. Please contact The
Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org
for full application details. Proposals are to be sent to Dr. Celeste
Johnston at email@example.com.
|The Edwards PhD Studentships in Pain Research
support full-time research conducted at the Alan Edwards Centre for
Research on Pain (AECRP) at McGill University. Qualifying applicants
must have an interest in conducting basic or clinical research in
chronic pain. Applicants must be students already accepted in a PhD
program at McGill University. Studentship stipends are for $20,000 per
year. Funding is for two years, with a third year contingent upon mutual
agreement. Applicants must obtain an agreement for sponsorship from a
full member of the AECRP. Consult the website for a list of researchers,
research themes, and further details for the PhD Studentship
|The University of Alberta offers a 24-month Master's degree program
beginning each September in Dentistry (MSc) with a focus on
TMD/Orofacial Pain. The program offers a multidisciplinary component
involving physical therapy, medicine, sleep medicine, nutrition,
psychology, pharmacotherapy, and various dental disciplines. Clinical
expertise is supplemented by on and off campus rotations to observe and
learn other approaches to pain management.
|The Tufts University School of Medicine's innovative Master of
Science in Pain Research, Education and Policy (MS-PREP) and Certificate
(C-PREP) programs offer an unmatched opportunity to study with seasoned
multidisciplinary instructors alongside a diverse student body within a
faculty of public health. The program addresses topics including the
ethical and sociocultural aspects of pain, palliative and end of life
care, public policy, legislative issues, health communication, research
and epidemiologic methods, advocacy, clinical issues, and neuroanatomy
|Established by The Mayday Fund 2004, the Mayday Pain & Society
Fellowship: A Media and Policy Initiative trains physicians, nurses,
pharmacists, social workers, scientists, and legal scholars in the pain
management community to go beyond their own professional pursuits to
become players in the pain field, and ultimately have real impact on the
lives of people in pain.
|The European Pain School, held annually during the summer in Siena,
Italy, provides interdisciplinary training to younger scientists with
the aim of stimulating pain research and ultimately improving prevention
and treatment of chronic pain.
|The University of Santo Tomas offers a two-year postgraduate degree
course in Pain Management leading to the degree of Master of Medicine in
Pain Management, with the option of entry/exit at the level of Graduate
Certificate, Graduate Diploma, and Masters. All the course subjects,
both core and elective, are taught in distance mode and are completed
|The University of Alberta Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine offers
a graduate level certificate program aimed at providing advanced
education in collaborative pain managment for health care professionals.
This Certificate provides an opportunity for interdisciplinary groups to
address many of the issues related to pain.
|The Université de Sherbrooke offers an annual 15-credit
training program in pain management. Classes are offered on the
University's main campus and at other locations by videoconference and
|CMEList.com is a resource which lists thousands of activities
offering AMA-approved continuing medical education credits. Many of
these activities are centered around pain management.
|The Pain Management Centre at Singapore General Hospital offers a
limited number of one-year fellowship positions. Fellows will have
exposure to inpatient and outpatient management of patients with chronic
cancer and non-cancer pain. Medical, psychological, and interventional
treatment of various pain conditions will be incorporated into the
|The Dalhousie Department of Anesthesia seeks exceptional fellowship
candidates to join their growing and dynamic team. 12-month fellowships
offer advanced clinical training, teaching and research, and are
structured to meet fellow's individual aspirations. Successful
candidates will practice, teach and research at the QEII Health Sciences
Centre and/or the IWK Health Centre in Halifax.
|The Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation offers a 12-month Pain
Anesthesia Fellowship at McMaster University. Services directly
available in the Program: Psychology, Nursing, Physical Medicine,
Rehabilitation Medicine, Psychiatry, Exercise Physiology, and Vocational
Rehabilitation, Ethics. Ongoing research studies in acute and chronic
|Clinical anesthesiology fellowships at the University of Ottawa
include Regional Anesthesia, Perioperative Medicine, Obstetric
Anesthesia, Chronic Pain Management, Thoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
including TEE training, and Pediatric Anesthesia. There is protected
time for research.