Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGLC)

Independent Grants for Learning & Change
Supporting Educational Programs for Radical Reform of Pain Treatment in Japan

The mission of Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGLC) is to partner with the global healthcare community to improve patient outcomes in areas of mutual interest through support of measurable learning and change strategies. “Independent” means that the projects funded by Pfizer are the full responsibility of the recipient organization. Pfizer has no influence over any aspect of the projects and only asks for reports about the results and the impact of the projects in order to share them publicly.

The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) is the preeminent scientific society supporting activities related to the study and treatment of pain globally. IASP’s mission is to bring together scientists, clinicians, healthcare providers, and policymakers to stimulate and support the study of pain and to translate that knowledge into improved pain relief worldwide. The society represents a multidisciplinary membership of more than 7,000 individuals from 130 countries. Together, the IASP leadership and members strive to achieve the society’s vision of: “Working together for pain relief throughout the world.”

The Japanese Association for the Study of Pain (JASP) is an IASP chapter. JASP expands IASP’s activities throughout Japan and internationally presents study results and treatment of pain in Japan.

This grant program was conducted jointly by IASP and JASP with monetary support from Pfizer.

Congratulations to the grant recipients! 

Education and training of health professionals who provide multidisciplinary pain management: Development of new systems for multidisciplinary cooperation and systematic education
Hyogo College of Medicine

Research on Development of the Recurrent Educational Program for Physical and Occupational Therapists who are Responsible for Japanese Pain Rehabilitation and Patient Educational Contents for Rehabilitation as a Measure Against Chronic Pain
Japanese Association for the Study of Pain Rehabilitation

Project on the education and dissemination of the proper use of ICD-11 for identifying standard disease names in the field of chronic pain
Aichi Medical University

Development of Evidence-based Learning Management System for continuing education program of chronic orofacial pain 
Japanese Society of Orofacial Pain

Cognitive Behavior Therapy Training Project for Chronic Pain
Center for the Development of Cognitive Behavior Therapy Training

Establishing an educational base for post-surgical chronic pain in Japan
Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine

Creation of a portal website for basic information and educational content on pain
Pain Medicine & Research Information Center (NPO-PMRIC)

Establishment of Educational Program and Center for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain in Physical Therapy
Niigata University of Health and Welfare and Nihon University –School of Dentistry, Dept. of Physiology

Adequate opioid prescribing program for cancer pain and non-cancer pain in Japan
The University of Tokyo Hospital

Social campaign on low back pain for ordinary citizens
The University of Tokyo

Chronic Pain Education Program for Onsite Occupational Healthcare Staff, and for Managers and Employees
Japanese Association for the Study of Musculoskeletal Pain

Creating a Chronic Pain Education Program for Nursing Students
Aichi Medical University School of Nursing

Education on Chronic Pain for Policy Makers and Support of Chronic Pain Awareness
Yokohama City University Medical Center

Understanding the Actual Condition of Athletes and other people involved in sports in regards to Pain and Development of Methods to Educate and to Raise Public Awareness
Chiba University

Fulfillment of pain management and education for integrative medical professionals
Meiji University of Integrative Medicine

Development of multidisciplinary education program for chronic pain management and building of a nationwide educational network
Aichi Medical University

Publication of textbook of pain for medical students and general physicians in Japan
Yamaguchi Rosai Hospital and Japan Organization of Occupational Health and Safety

If you have questions regarding this program, please direct them in writing to grants@iasp-pain.org, with the subject line, “Supporting Study Programs for Radical Reform of Pain Treatment in Japan.”