North American Pain School Applications Are Due February 28

Feb 1, 2016

The first-ever 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 for the meeting, which takes place June 26-30, 2016, at the Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello, in Montebello, QC, Canada. The program's theme is "Translational Pain Research: How to Conduct Science That Matters."

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.

The North American Pain School is an educational initiative of IASP, in collaboration with ACTTION. Although NAPS is held in the French-Canadian province of Quebec, all activities will take place in English.