IASP Pain Research Forum Introduces 2021 Correspondents

Apr 13, 2021

Washington, DC , April 13, 2021--The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) Pain Research Forum (PRF), a virtual meeting place for investigators in academia, industry, medicine, and other fields, introduced its third cohort of correspondents today.

The PRF Correspondents Program, launched in 2016, provides early-career pain investigators with the knowledge, skills, and experience to communicate science effectively to a wide range of pain research, patients, and the larger public. This year’s international correspondents include:

  • Aidan Cashin, PhD student, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Guillaume Christe, PhD student, Haute Ecole de Santé Vaud (HESAV), Switzerland
  • Larissa de Clauser, PhD, based in Italy
  • Sarah D’Angelo, undergraduate student, Rutgers University, US
  • Denis Duagi, PhD student, King’s College London, UK
  • Francisco Isaac Fernandes Gomes, DDS, PhD student, University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Simona Frederiksen, PhD, postdoc, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Sara Hakim, PhD student, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital, US
  • Frederick Jones, PhD student, University of Leeds, UK
  • Kai Karos, PhD, postdoc, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Manasi Murthy Mittinty, MD, PhD, postdoc, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Oakley Morgan, PhD student, University College London, UK
  • Morgan Sharp, PhD student, University of Louisville, US

The PRF Correspondents will conduct interviews with pain researchers around the world, write news stories or summaries of talks, and create content such as blog posts.  All content will be published on the Pain Research Forum website and RELIEF, PRF’s companion site, for the public.

“The PRF Correspondents Program provides a truly unique science communications training experience for the next generation of pain researchers,” said Neil Andrews, who directs the Correspondents Program as the executive editor of the IASP Pain Research Forum. “It is more important than ever that pain scientists communicate their work clearly and effectively to other pain researchers, the broader scientific and medical community, people with lived experience of pain and the wider public. The Correspondents Program takes a journalistic approach to achieve this aim and is an important part of IASP’s efforts to develop the careers of young investigators.”

Applications for the fourth cycle will open in the late spring.

About IASP

The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) works to support research, education, clinical treatment, and better patient outcomes for all pain conditions with the goal of improving pain relief worldwide.

With more than 5,800 members representing 134 countries, 96 national chapters, and 24 Special Interest Groups (SIGs), IASP fosters the exchange of ideas and education to advance the field of pain science. Membership is open to all professionals involved in research, diagnosis, or treatment of pain. Patients with lived experiences contribute at all levels in the organization.

The PRF website helps spread awareness and speeds sharing new knowledge among a wide community of scientists and clinicians.



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David Harrison