IASP to Kickoff 2018 Global Year for Excellence in Pain Education Webinar Series with Event on New eBook Resource

Jun 15, 2018

In the first of a series of webinars for the 2018 Global Year for Excellence in Pain Education, IASP will host a webinar with Francine Toye, PhD, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK, and Kate Seers, PhD, RN, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, UK, on Thursday, July 12 from 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM Eastern (US) Time
(4:00 PM – 4:45 PM BST/5:00 PM – 5:45 PM CEST).

Attendance is free, but registration is required. Register now!

Dr. Toye and Dr. Seers will introduce webinar attendees to the IASP Global Year Qualitative Resource, an eBook titled, "Including Qualitative Research in Pain Education." The eBook can be accessed here. Distribution of this free resource has been made possible through a generous grant from TEVA.

Audience participation is encouraged! During the webinar, participants will be able to submit questions. You can also submit questions now, by emailing them to the event’s moderator, Neil Andrews, IASP Pain Research Forum executive editor, at: neil.andrews@iasp-pain.org

Register today for the live presentation and discussion!

Francine Toye

Kate Seers

Here is an abstract of Dr. Toye’s and Dr. Seers’ talk:

BACKGROUND: Modern medicine, focusing on diagnosis and cure, has created the danger that we are removed from the personal experience of pain. There is a wealth of qualitative knowledge that can help us to understand this experience, and therefore improve the healthcare that we provide.

AIM: To create a resource that will help educators to include qualitative research in pain education.


  • We gathered a team of professionals and patients.
  • We identified relevant audio-visual resources.
  • We searched 4 bibliographic databases from inception until December 2017 to identify relevant qualitative evidence syntheses. 
  • We developed lesson plans and teaching materials.

FINDINGS: The resource brings together audio-visual resources and qualitative evidence syntheses (n=42) that can be used in pain education. There are eight suggested lesson plans.

To learn more about the Global Year for Excellence in Pain Education, please visit: iasp-pain.org/GlobalYear

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Save the date for future 2018 Global Year for Excellence in Pain Education webinars, including:

Abdominal and Pelvic Pain: Scientific Progress Vis-à-vis Clinical Evaluation and Management – July 25


Kevin Hellman, PhD (USA)

Sandy Hilton, DPT, (USA)

Frank Tu, MD, (USA)

Moderator: Qasim Aziz, PhD, (UK)

Learn more and register today!

Interprofessional Pain Education: Moving the Agenda Forward – September 27


Scott Fishman, MD (USA)

Debra Gordon RN, DNP, FAAN (USA)

Judy Watt-Watson RN, MSc, PhD (Canada)


Education Innovations to Improve Provider Knowledge to Care for Older Persons with Pain – October 25


Thomas Hadistavropoulos, PhD (Canada)

Speaker and Moderator: Keela Herr, PhD, RN, AGSF, FGSA, FAAN (USA)

Discussion Panelist: Patricia Schofield, PhD, RN (UK) 


Pain Education in Developing Countries – November 15 


Babita Ghai, MD, DNB, FAMS (India)

Sue Jenkins, MSc, PGCert HCPE, RGN (UK)

Hellen Kariuki, BDS, MSc, PhD (Kenya)

Additional webinars will be added soon!