Pain Schools and Camps

European Pain School 

Student registration has opened for the European Pain School (EPS2017, an educational project of IASP) in Siena, Italy, June 4-11, 2017. The application deadline is February 8, 2017. Young scientists at the Ph.D. or postdoctoral levels (or equivalent) in all fields of pain science and pain medicine are encouraged to apply. The theme of the meeting is "Pain: Neurons, Gender, and Society."

The European Pain School (EPS) is the first and still the premier school intended for students working on basic science and clinical topics related to acute and chronic pain. EPS has an interdisciplinary perspective and a distinct research orientation. 

IASP-ISSP Multidisciplinary Evidence-based Pain Management Program

The IASP-ISSP Multidisciplinary Evidence-based Pain Management Program is a partnership among the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), the Indian Society for the Study of Pain (ISSP), bringing together experts from multiple specialties to provide a unique education and training experience for health care professionals in India.

The IASP-ISSP Multidisciplinary Evidence-based Pain Management Program will provide an interactive, participatory, educational experience for healthcare workers in India who are interested in pain management. The curriculum will include fundamentals of pain physiology and pathophysiology and practical concepts of the assessment, diagnosis and interdisciplinary management of acute and chronic pain conditions. The Program will seek to cover topics relevant to day-to-day clinical practice in small group sessions, and provide learning materials and tools to help manage patients with a broad spectrum of pain states. The course is a six month program with three two-day in person sessions at 2 sites - Delhi and Mumbai:

  • First Session: Pain Mechanisms and Assessment
    • Mumbai - March 7-8, 2017
    • Delhi - March 10-11, 2017
  • Second Session: Clinical Pain States: Diagnosis, Psychosocial Evaluation and Management
    • Delhi - May 2-3, 2017
    • Mumbai - May 5-6, 2017
  • Third Session: Evidence-Based Guidelines, Interventional Therapies and Multimodal Management
    • Mumbai - July 11-12, 2017
    • Delhi - July 14-15, 2017

North American Pain School

The North American Pain School (NAPS) will bring together leading experts in the fields of pain research and management to provide a unique educational and networking experience for the next generation of basic science and clinical pain researchers. NAPS offers opportunities for scientific education, professional development, and connections with peers in a setting far removed from the lab and steeped in the character and culture of Quebec.

Applications are due February 28, 2017, for the program, which takes place June 25-29, 2017, at the Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello, in Montebello, QC, Canada.

The program will connect 30 trainees with six dynamic, internationally recognized pain investigators from around the world and NAPS permanent faculty for an intensive four-day workshop. Although NAPS is open to trainees from all over the world, it will primarily serve graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and clinician-scientists based in the U.S. and Canada. The Executive Committee will make selections, based primarily on scientific merit and motivation but with consideration for demographics and need as well.

Although NAPS is held in the French-Canadian province of Quebec, all activities will take place in English.

Latin American Pain Camp

The IASP Pain Management Camp will be held in Mexico City, October 10-14, 2016. Attendees must meet the following requirements: 

  • Have a maximum of three years after graduation from medical school, with training preferably in pain management
  • A clinical practice focused on pain management
  • A letter of recommendation from two members of their IASP chapter
  • Have not received similar support from IASP in the last two years
  • Be an IASP member and a member of their country's IASP chapter

The preliminary program is available here.

Other Education Opportunities

IASP has gathered information from various sources on programs for continuing education in pain. These may be fellowships, degree programs, distance-learning programs, web-based training, and so forth. Inclusion in this list does not imply IASP endorsement of these programs or courses, unless otherwise specified.