PAIN: E-Monthly

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President's Message

Pain research, science, and tools are constantly changing and continuing education has to be prioritized. Aside from the IASP World Congress on Pain, IASP also offers more intimate learning opportunities. Two upcoming opportunities include the 7th International Congress on Neuropathic Pain and the 4th World Congress on Abdominal and Pelvic Pain. Both events will take place in London this May.

The 7th International Congress on Neuropathic Pain, organized in partnership with the Neuropathic Pain SIG (NeuPSIG), is an international forum that provides the latest research and developments in understanding the mechanisms, assessment, prevention, and treatment of neuropathic pain. The #NeuPSIG2019 Congress will feature a variety of different workshops, lectures, and posters on topics like diabetic neuropathic pain, chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathic pain, and more.

The 4th World Congress on Abdominal and Pelvic Pain, hosted by the Abdominal Pelvic Pain SIG this year, will feature internationally-renowned experts from more than 10 countries who will speak on pain research and management from a lifecourse and lifestyle approach. Topics include childhood & adolescence, reproductive age, sleep & stress, exercise, and more.

Finally, the EFIC 2019 Congress in Valencia, hosted by the European Pain Federation, is coming up and registration is now open.

I’m happy to announce that IASP will soon be unveiling the IASP Pain Education Resource Center, a member-only online educational hub. These on-demand, pain education resources will include IASP Congress recordings, webinars, and more, exclusively for IASP members. Continuing education credits will also be available. Stay tuned for more details.


Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Dr. Med., PhD

IASP President