2020 Call for Satellite Symposia

IASP 2020


Call for Satellite Symposia Proposals at the

IASP 2020 World Congress on Pain in Amsterdam


IASP accepts proposals for Satellite Symposia to the IASP World Congress on Pain to allow for in-depth and multidisciplinary presentations and discussions on a single, specific research or educational topic in the pain field.

The Scientific Program Committee reviews all applications for Satellite Symposia with a view toward the quality of the proposed scientific program. Satellite Symposia may be rejected if they do not comply with the general concepts or requirements described in the guidelines below, or if they have low-quality scientific programs, duplication of major IASP World Congress sessions and events, or duplication of topics among Satellite Symposia themselves.

Satellite Symposia can be proposed by IASP Special Interest Group (SIG) leaders or IASP members.

Important Dates:

9 April 2019 Call for Satellite Symposia Opens
10 May 2019 Deadline to Submit Satellite Symposia Proposals
August 2019 Satellite Symposia Acceptance/Rejection Notifications Sent

NEW for 2020:

  • All Satellite Symposia will take place prior to the start of the 2020 World Congress on 4 August 2020
  • Satellite Symposia can be full- or half-day programs
  • All accepted Satellite Symposia will:
    • Utilize standard venues as identified by IASP
    • Utilize the IASP standard registration process
  • IASP staff will manage logistical details including:
    • Food & beverage requests
    • Audiovisual requests
    • Room set-up

Other Satellite Symposia Requirements:

  • Satellite Symposia organizers must be IASP members
  • Satellite Symposia organizers must provide IASP staff with:
    • Completed agendas
    • Completed speaker agreements
    • Volunteer event support on site

The Satellite Symposium Proposal Form:

The Satellite Symposium submission form will require the following information:

  • Organizer(s) contact information & IASP member ID(s)
    • Up to 2 contacts can be listed. These contacts will receive all communications related to the symposium.
  • Proposed Satellite Symposium title
  • Brief description of the Satellite Symposium (max 200 words)
  • Names, countries, and specialties of proposed speakers and presentation topics
  • Draft program/agenda [Download Sample Agendas]
  • Justification for why the Satellite Symposium should be accepted
  • Intended audience
    • Basic, Clinical, or Translational
  • Requested time of Satellite Symposium
    • Time Options:
      • Full Day: Typically 6-8 hours long
      • Half Day Morning: 8:30-12:30
      • Half Day Afternoon: 14:00-18:00
  • Top 3 learning objectives for attendees
  • Expected number of attendees
  • Draft Satellite Symposium budget (USD) [Download Budget Template]
  • Names of known and proposed Satellite Symposium sponsors (i.e. industry sponsors)

Satellite Symposium Proposal Deadline: 10 May 2019