IASP eNewsletter - Aug 2014

IASP Pain Management Camp to Take Place in the Philippines in March 2015

IASP chapters, country medical societies, and academic medical institutions and individuals may now encourage nominations and applications for the 2015 IASP Pain Management Camp, March 10–14, 2015. Following on the success of pain management camps in Thailand in 2011 and Singapore in 2013, the 2015 program is the third pain education project supported by IASP and co-organized by the Association of South East Asian Pain Societies and the Pain Society of the Philippines.

The camp will take place March 10–12 at the Taal Vista Hotel, Tagaytay, Philippines, and March 13 at the Tagaytay Medical Center, Batangas, Philippines. A Refresher Course will be offered at the EDSA Shangri-la Manila on March 14.

The goal of the program is to help health-care workers in pain and related fields understand pain concepts and basic information in interdisciplinary pain management. The five-day course will cover topics concerning day-to-day clinical practice and offer information for training pain management educators and advocates. The program’s main objectives are to:

1.  Improve participants' knowledge of pain pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management

2.  Provide an impetus for pain practitioners in Asian countries to develop a pain management
      infrastructure or enhance their existing infrastructure

3.  Foster closer collaboration among Asian pain practitioners

4.  Raise the level of care for Asian pain patients

Guidelines for nominations and the application are available on the Pain Management Camp website.