IASP Gives US$50,000 for Pain Education Projects in 7 Developing Countries

Jul 11, 2018

As part of IASP’s mission to advance innovative pain education worldwide, seven teams of pain professionals in six developing countries have been awarded up to US$10,000 each to fund a range of multidisciplinary pain education projects.

Special thanks to the IASP Developing Countries Working Group for reviewing the high number of competitive applications to the IASP Developing Countries Projects: Initiative for Improving Pain Education.

2018 winners are as follows:

Brazil Organizer: Dr. Almeida-Leite, Multidisciplinary Orofacial Pain Education for Dental and Physical Therapy Students and Patients in Minas Gerais, Brazil

China Organizer Dr. Jaile Hu, Using Social Media to Develop and Implement an e-Learning Program on Pain after Surgery for Health Care Professionals in China

India Organizer: Dr. Nimisha Verma, The Art of Managing Pain: An Educational Intervention for Care Givers of Cancer Patients in India

India Organizer: Dr. Kavitha Raja, Development of Learning Materials to Complement Pain Education of Physiotherapists in Indian Universities

Kosovo Organizer: Dr. Adem Bytyqi, Reducing Variability in Care of Surgical Patients in One Hospital in Kosovo

Malaysia Organizer: Dr. Farah Khalid, Empowering Parents to Manage Pain in Children with Severe Neurological Impairment through a Mobile-based Information Technology Pain Education Program

Nepal Organizer: Dr. Renu Gurung, Essential Pain Management Workshop for Health Professionals

Almeida-Leite Jaile Hu Nimisha Verma Kavitha Raja Adem Bytyqi Farah Khalid Renu Gurung


IASP awarded 10 grants totaling US$99,450 (listed alphabetically by country):

China Organizer: Dr. Li Li, Competency-Based Education for Surgical Nurses to Improve Post-operative Pain Management

India Organizer: Dr. M. R. Rajagopal, Virtual Interactive Education on What's New for Managing Persistent Severe Pain in India

Jordan Organizer: Dr. Nadin Abdel Razeq, A training program to strengthen neonatal nurses’ competencies of pain assessment and management in neonates and infants

Pakistan Organizer: Dr. Anwar Shahzad, Pain Education and Training for Family Physicians of Punjab, Pakistan

Philippines Organizer: Dr. Rizza Jane Parico, Improving Knowledge and Attitudes of Nurses on Post-Operative Pain Management in Level I and II Hospitals in Palawan

Romania Organizer: Dr. Laura Ailioaie, Multidisciplinary Educational Course for Physical Therapists to Help Patients and Families in Chronic Pain Management at Home

Romania Organizer: Dr. Mungiu Ostin, Defining Competencies in Pain Management

South Africa Organizer: Dr. Romy Parker, Strategic Training in the Assessment and Management of Pain to Improve Patient OUTcomes--the STAMP-OUT Pain Project

Sudan Organizer: Dr. Nahla Gafer, Setting a Post-graduate Training in Pain and Palliative Care

(the first in the country)

Uganda Organizer: Dr. Anne Merriman, First Steps: Supporting Palliative Care Trainees to Implement Pain Management among Patients with Cancer and other Life-limiting Conditions in Rural Uganda


IASP awarded seven grants totaling US$73,302 (alphabetized by country):

Brazil Organizer: Dr. Elisabeth Leao, Identification and Treatment of Homeless Pain

China Organizer: Dr. Lingxiao Wang, A Multidisciplinary Pain Education Course on Managing Osteoarthritis Pain for Primary Health Providers in Guangzhou, China

China Organizer: Dr. Hong Ziao, A Pain Education Course for Multidisciplinary Primary Practitioners in the Community Hospital of Sichuan Province

Pakistan Organizer: Dr. Fauzia Khan, Addressing Pain Assessment and Management in Paediatric Anaesthesia and Surgery, Basic Introductory Courses

Uganda Organizer: Dr. Andrew Kwikiriza, Improving Burn and Wound Care-Associated Pain Through the Development of Focused Educational Initiatives and Analgesia Protocols in Mbarara, Uganda

Uganda Organizer: Dr. Mhoira Leng, Improving nurses' and pharmacists' pain recognition, assessment and management skills in Mulago and Kiruddu hospitals in Uganda

Romania Organizer: Dr. Vladimir Poroch, Physicians' Education for Pain in NE Romania" - PEPNER

Ukraine Organizer: Dr. Vladimir Romanenko, Implementing IASP Core Curriculum in Medical Student Undergraduate Education in Ukraine