IASP Merger with Pain Research Forum Expands Access to New Content and Resources

Jul 27, 2017

IASP President Judith A. Turner announced today that IASP and the Pain Research Forum (PRF) have agreed to join forces. Building upon the complementary strengths of each organization, the new IASP Pain Research Forum will serve as a unified hub for pain researchers across the globe. IASP members and visitors to the PRF website will find the latest news and information on pain research, connect with their colleagues, and discuss the ideas that are advancing the field.

“By joining forces,” said Turner, “IASP will increase its support of the international pain research community by providing an integrated web platform that fosters scientific collaboration and enhances professional educational and networking opportunities.” The IASP Pain Research Forum will expand members’ access to new content and resources—for example, original independent reporting on pain research and treatment, weekly recommendations for the recent important journal articles, and free webinars and discussion forums.

All existing PRF content, including weekly news stories, Papers of the Week, commentaries and discussions, webinars, and other features will continue to be provided as a free service to the pain research community. Through the online PRF publication RELIEF, IASP will expand its advocacy of effective pain management to members of the public who are interested in new developments in the field and treatments for various types of pain. All content on RELIEF will remain freely available.

“We are thrilled to partner with the International Association for the Study of Pain,” said Neil Andrews, PRF Executive Editor. “Working together with IASP furthers our mission of fostering discussion and collaboration that will speed the acquisition of new knowledge and its translation into novel pain relief treatments.”

PRF will retain its editorial independence, and its members will be encouraged to join IASP. Doing so will allow them to enjoy discounts on IASP publications and World Congress on Pain registration and to join any of IASP’s 20 Special Interest Groups.

Stay tuned for updates as IASP fully integrates with PRF over the coming months. If you have any questions, please contact us.