Post-Congress Webinar Series

VIRTUAL PROGRAM (1500 × 1500 px) (2048 × 1366 px) (2)

The IASP 2022 World Congress on Pain took place from 19-23 September 2022, in Toronto, Canada. As a part of the World Congress Virtual Program, IASP will host twelve 90-minute Post-Congress webinars. These webinars will provide registrants with practical reviews of current research and therapies surrounding pain and will feature live Q&A sessions with international experts in pain management and pain research. The Virtual Program is available to all IASP 2022 World Congress on Pain registered attendees (i.e., both in-person and virtual registrants).

There are three pricing tiers for Post-Congress webinars:
1) FREE to all IASP 2022 World Congress on Pain registered attendees (registrants must enter the coupon code provided via email during checkout).
2) $5.00 USD for all IASP members that did not register to attend the IASP 2022 World Congress on Pain.
3) $25.00 USD for all IASP non-members.

Upcoming Webinars

16 May, 2023
Tue 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Taking, Processing, Analyzing, Learning: Skin Punch Biopsies - More Than Just Fiber Count

One histological hallmark of neuropathies is the loss of intraepidermal nerve fibers, as shown by skin punch biopsy from the distal and proximal leg. While the procedure is fast and simple, even small but strategic inaccuracies may lead to clinically relevant misinterpretations. Following standardized guidelines for processing and analyzing skin samples is mandatory to ensure accurate data. This webinar will help teach the audience how to accurately obtain, process, and analyze skin punch biopsies for clinical and research purposes using short presentations and prerecorded videos.

Presented by:

  • Roy Freeman, M.B.Ch.B, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
  • Páll R. Karlsson, PhD, Danish Pain Research Center, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Eleonora Galosi, MD, PhD, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Evolutionary Modelling of Pain Expression and Behavior in Human and Non-Human Animals
Presented by:  

  • Professor Amanda Williams 
  • Professor Johan Vlaeyen 
  • Assistant Professor Marwa Mahmoud


Behavioral and Neural Mechanisms Supporting the Modulation of Expectations for Pain Relief
Presented by:  

  • Associate Professor Fadel Zeidan 
  • Assistant Professor Tim Salomons  
  • Dr Flavia Mancini


Pain and Opioids in Early Life: Long-Term Consequences for Pain Sensitivity and Neurodevelopment
Presented by:  

  • Dr Nynke van den Hoogen
  • Assistant Professor Manon Ranger 
  • Professor Ricardo Carbajal 

Past Webinars

4 November, 2022
Fri 9:00-10:30 AM EDT
The Psychedelic Renaissance: Pharmacology and History, Neuroscience and Clinical Efficacy 

This first Post-Congress webinar introduces the audience to the current knowledge of this emerging field and its potential relevance to pain management.

Presented by:  

  • Kirran Ahmad, MD, Imperial College London, UK
  • Gabriella Gobbi, MD, PhD, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • Emmanuelle Schindler MD, PhD, Yale School of Medicine; Veterans Affairs Connecticut Health System, USA
  • John Akers, MD, Royal Perth Hospital, Australia (moderator)

28 November, 2022
Mon 11:00 AM-12:00 PM EDT
Patient Engagement in Preclinical Research

Through interview and discussion, this second Post-Congress webinar will bring to life what lived experience of pain means (how people's lives are affected by their pain and the choices that they make as a result) and why it is important that lived experience is integrated into pain research, education, knowledge dissemination, and treatment.

Presented by:

  • Joletta Belton, MSc, Global Alliance of Partners for Pain Advocacy
  • Manoj Lalu, MD, PhD, FRCPC, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Nadia Soliman, PhD, Imperial College London, UK (moderator)

Tues 10:00-11:30 AM EDT
The Patient-Clinician Interaction in Pain Treatment and Management: Psychological, Sociocultural, and Brain Mechanisms

The patient-clinician interaction can profoundly impact patient satisfaction, mutual trust, clinician stress, and even pain outcomes. Yet, clinical engagement is often considered an intangible “art-of-medicine,” and has until recently eluded formal scientific inquiry. The patient-clinician relationship is also thought to account for a substantial part of psychologically mediated relief (e.g., placebo hypoalgesia) in clinical practice. This third Post-Congress webinar will present pioneering work on parsing the psychological, sociocultural, and brain mechanisms of the patient-clinician interaction and how it shapes - and is shaped - by pain. 

Presented by: 

  • Kai Karos, PhD, Open University of the Netherlands
  • Dan-Mikael Ellingsen, PhD, Oslo University Hospital, Norway
  • Elizabeth Losin, PhD, University of Miami, USA

16 December, 2022
Fri 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Translation from Evidence to Real-Life Settings: Updates on Pain in Older Adults, in Parkinson's Disease and After Stroke - A Case Based Workshop

As age progresses, chronic pain is increasingly prevalent and negatively impacts physical and cognitive function. Furthermore, acquired conditions such as stroke and Parkinson's disease also become more prevalent with aging and pose a supplementary burden to the patient’s quality of life. In this fourth Post-Congress webinar, the speakers will present clinical case vignettes that will serve as the basis for interaction with the audience through an examination of the facts and challenges that healthcare providers face when treating chronic pain in older adults.

Presented by:

  • Daniel Ciampi de Andrade, MD, PhD, CNAP, University of Aalborg, Denmark
  • Yenisel Cruz-Almeida, MSPH, PhD, University of Florida, USA
  • Luis Garcia-Larrea, MD, PhD, Neuroscience Center of Lyon, France