Submissions Due:
12 JULY 2021

Hands-On Workshops and Cadaver Labs are innovative sessions that provide attendees with opportunities to practice the latest methods and gain hands-on experience in order to better understand and apply the techniques learned in these workshops and labs to their working practice.

Each workshop or lab can be typically divided into four (or more) stations, each led by a faculty expert. Attendees will rotate in groups through the stations and interact with apparatus, devices and equipment in order to practice new methods. These workshops are 3.5 hours in length and should have 4-8 speakers (1 or 2 faculty leaders per station). If necessary to the learning scope and objectives, stations and the respective leaders can be increased, but this is a number provided as general guidance. In order to practice social distancing and to adhere to local safety guidelines, you may be asked to repeat your program so that more attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the workshop.

Hands-On Workshops and Cadaver Labs will be presented on 19 September 2022 in Toronto, Canada. If you are submitting on behalf of your panel of speakers, you will be asked for the information outlined below.

Best Practices

Diversity and inclusion are organizational priorities of IASP and programming must ensure representation of all members. IASP encourages and promotes participation, accessibility, active representation and leadership from diverse populations, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, economic status, disability, age and religion. Beyond promoting diversity, the association promotes an environment that is supportive of all diverse groups in the interest of advancing science.

Submission Guidelines

  • Hands-On Workshop or Cadaver Lab Title (100 characters maximum): Proposal must have a short, specific title (containing no abbreviations) that indicates the nature of the session. All titles should be written in title case (all words in your title are capitalized, except for certain small words, such as articles and short prepositions).
  • Intended Audience:
    • Basic Science
    • Clinical Practice
    • Clinical Research
    • Cross-Disciplinary
    • Education/Knowledge Translation
    • Translational Research
  • Topic and Sub-Topics of Hands-On Workshop/Cadaver Lab (please see below for a full list)
  • Hands-On Workshop/Cadaver Lab Description (200 word maximum): Provide a brief description of the session. If accepted, this text will be used to promote this session to attendees. This text will be displayed on the Congress website, Congress mobile app, marketing material, etc.
  • Why is this topic important and timely for a Hands-On/Cadaver Lab session at the IASP 2022 World Congress on Pain? (200 word maximum)
  • Why are these hands-on workshop presenters the most appropriate faculty for this topic? (200 word maximum): Please describe specific contributions of these individuals.
  • Do you have any evidence that this topic and workshop format is of high interest to World Congress attendees? (200 word maximum): e.g. high attendance of similar Hands-On Workshops at other past meetings?
  • Why are these Hands-On Workshop/Cadaver Lab presenters the most appropriate faculty for this topic? (200 word maximum): Please describe specific contributions of these individuals.
  • Educational Objectives: Provide four educational objectives (at least one objective per station) that are clear, measurable, and achievable. They should describe objectives, applications, and implications of the session.
    • Complete the sentence, 'Upon completion of this session, attendees will...' Use action words to begin this educational objective, such as list, describe, define, demonstrate, conduct, etc.
  • Hands-On Workshop/Cadaver Lab Faculty: Include 4-8 speakers (or more) in your workshop. Please note that you must select one speaker to be the Chair/Organizer.
    • Name
    • Country
    • Email Address and website URL (if available)
    • Credentials/Designation (MD, PhD, etc.)
    • Position/ Job Title
    • Department
    • Institution
    • Professional Background (Basic Science, Clinical Practice, Clinical Research, Education/Knowledge Translation, Translational Research, Other)
    • Is the speaker a published author?
    • If so, please provide the H-index and up to five publications for the proposed speaker.
  • Individual Station Descriptions
    • Titles of Hands-On Workshop/Cadaver Lab Stations: List the titles of the four (or more) Hands-On Workshop stations. Please number each station.
    • Provide a short description of each of the four (or more) stations. (200 word maximum)
    • Key Insight: Please provide one key insight that learners will take away from each station. (200 word maximum)
    • Please list anticipated equipment requirements: Please include main equipment, peripheral equipment, and disposables. IASP will try, to the best of its ability, to source all anticipated equipment items. For Cadaver Labs, the IASP secretariat will contact you to discuss in additional detail, should your proposal be accepted.
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Topic List

  • Acute and nociceptive pain
  • Assessment, diagnosis and measurement in pain
  • Basic Science: in vitro and stem cells
  • Basic Science: other
  • Basic Science: pain models
  • Basic Science: pharmacology, including addiction
  • Basic Science: physiology
  • Cancer pain and palliative care
  • Chronic pain: other
  • Clinical intervention: adverse effects
  • Clinical intervention: interventional approaches, including neuromodulation
  • Clinical intervention: other
  • Clinical intervention: pain management programs, physiotherapy and rehabilitation, including multi- and inter-disciplinary approaches
  • Clinical intervention: pharmacological, including opioids
  • Clinical psychology
  • Education and patient engagement
  • Epidemiology
  • Ethics and legal aspects of pain
  • Evidence, clinical trials, systematic review, guidelines and implementation science
  • Experimental psychology
  • Genetics
  • Headache and orofacial pain
  • Healthcare systems and pain management, including developing world and low resource settings
  • History
  • Imaging and pain
  • Informatics, coding and pain registries
  • Musculoskeletal pain and rheumatology
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Nociplastic and chronic widespread pain
  • Pain and society or culture
  • Pain in non-human species
  • Pain in special populations (including pediatrics and geriatrics)
  • Pain taxonomy and terminology
  • Placebo
  • Research methods, clinical
  • Research methods, pre-clinical
  • Sex, gender and pain
  • Transition to chronic pain
  • Visceral, abdominal and pelvic pain
  • Other