Poster Abstracts

IASP is now accepting late-breaking poster abstracts for presentation at the 2022 World Congress on Pain in Toronto from 19-23 September. Poster abstract authors at World Congress have the opportunity to present their research to more than 7,000 multidisciplinary attendees in person and online from over 100 countries.

By submitting and presenting a poster abstract at World Congress, presenting authors are able to reference their poster presentation in their CV.Submission

Submission Deadline: 3 June


Abstract Submission Guidelines

  • May be only submitted for poster presentations.
  • Abstracts must be submitted via the online submission site only. Abstracts submitted by email or fax will not be accepted.
  • Abstracts must be received by 3 June 2022. Abstracts received after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Presenting authors should be prepared to register to attend the Congress.
  • Submission of an abstract acknowledges your acceptance for the abstract to be listed in the official meeting publications.
  • Poster abstracts must describe original scientific material that has not been previously published or presented at other national or international meetings. IASP does not allow encore presentations. However, if a poster abstract was presented elsewhere only with preliminary results and complete results are now available, it may be submitted.The presenting author is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract before submission to the Secretariat.
  • Abstracts must be submitted in English.
  • No changes will be made to submitted and accepted abstracts.

Conflicts of Interest / Disclosure: Abstract submitters will be requested to confirm that you will declare any conflict of interests in your presentation at the Congress.

Abstract Submissions

Nine tasks are associated with submitting a Poster Abstract for the 2022 IASP World Congress. Poster presentations are eligible for Continuing Education credits. Given this qualification, there are specific regulations in place that IASP must recognize and implement.

Task 1: Upload a Video Introduction (Optional)

With the state of uncertainty in the world, IASP appreciates many poster submitters are unsure of their ability to be in-person for this Congress. While we are planning a robust in-person experience, IASP is committed to hosting posters and some workshops in the virtual space as well as on-ground. The virtual component is why we request a video.

Please know that you may still be able to submit your poster without a video, but IASP may request that you upload a video if your poster is accepted.

If you are unsure what to show in your video, many submitters simply include a brief introduction of themselves, the co-authors, and the reason behind their research. Videos are typically 5 minutes in length. To bypass submitting a video at this time, click Continue.

Upload test video below using .mp4 format. Please make note: the file size limit is 10MB.

Task 2: Add Authors

Each poster must have a minimum of a Presenting Author and a First Author. Information needed for each author:  

    • First & last name and email address 
    • City and Country 
    • Affiliation and Credentials 
    • Brief background 

Task 3: Conflict of Interest Forms for All Authors 

Task 4: Add Abstract Details

    • Title
    • Topic
    • Disclosure of abstract being submitted for other meetings
    • Questions about authors
    • Background & Aims
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusions
    • References
    • Ethical Permissions
    • Relevance for Patient Care

Task 5: Abstract Sponsor & SIG Awards

Each poster must be sponsored by an IASP member

Task 6: Upload CV/Bio

The CV or Bio is only for Continuing Medical Education purposes. The CV/Bio attached will be submitted to the accrediting organization that IASP uses in order to offer CME credits. It will not be made public. A brief career overview will suffice.

Task 7: Poster-Previously Presented

IASP will NOT accept any poster that has been previously presented at another meeting. Poster abstracts must describe original scientific material that has not been previously published or presented at other national or international meetings. IASP does not allow encore presentations. However, if a poster abstract was presented elsewhere only with preliminary results and complete results are now available, it may be presented.

Task 8: Confirm Poster Details 

Task 9: Poster Affirmation

Once all tasks are done, be sure to submit – the button to submit is in the upper right-hand corner.

Draft Abstracts – The submission form allows you to store your abstract as a draft in order to make changes. Please note that abstracts must be submitted before the deadline in order to be sent to review for inclusion in the Scientific Program.

Selection of Topics

  • Access to care
  • Animal/Non-Human Pain
  • Assessment, Diagnosis, and Measurement of Pain
  • Basic Science
    • Pain Models
    • Physiology
    • Pharmacology including addiction
    • In Vitro
    • Stem Cells
  • COVID-19: Impact of a Pandemic and New Disease
  • Economics, Ethics, and Law
  • Education
  • Epidemiology
  • Evidence, Clinical Trials, Systematic Review, Guidelines, and Implementation Science
  • Gender/Sex Differences
  • Genetics
  • History
  • Imaging: Pain Imaging and Neuroimaging
  • Informatics, Coding, and Pain Registries
  • ICD-11 & ICF
  • Lifestyle Issues
    • Sleep
    • Diet
    • Exercise
    • Social Interactions
  • Mechanisms
    • Biological-Molecular and Cell Biology
    • Biological-Systems (Physiology/Anatomy)
    • Psychosocial and Biopsychosocial
  • Models
    • Acute Pain
    • Chronic Pain – Inflammatory
    • Chronic Pain – Neuropathic
    • Musculoskeletal
    • Oral/Craniofacial
    • Transition to Chronic Pain
    • Visceral
  • Novel Experimental/Analytic Approaches/Tools
  • Pain in Special Populations
    • Adolescents
    • Elderly
    • Infants/Children
    • Intellectual, Developmental and Functional Disability
    • Non-Verbal
    • Torture, Organized Violence and War
  • Patient Engagement and Co-Creation in Research and Education
  • Placebo
  • Racial/Ethnic/Economic Differences/Disparities
  • Trial Design
  • Other
  • Specific Pain Conditions/Pain in Specific Populations:
    • Abdominal and Pelvic Pain
    • Acute Pain and Nociceptive Pain
    • Rheumatology, Arthritis and Other Joint Pain
    • Burn Pain
    • Cancer Pain and Palliative Care
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Itch
    • Gynecological Pain
    • Headache
    • Low Back Pain
    • Migraine
    • Muscle and Myofascial Pain
    • Neck Pain
    • Neuropathic Pain – Peripheral
    • Neuropathic Pain – Central
    • Obstetric and Labor Pain
    • Orofacial Pain
    • Pain in Amputees
    • Pain in Athletes
    • Pain in Chronic/Inflammatory/Autoimmune Diseases
    • Pain in Infectious Diseases
    • Pain in Vascular Insufficiency
    • Post-Surgical/Post-Traumatic Chronic Pain
    • Urogenital Pain
    • Visceral Pain – Cardio-Pulmonary
    • Visceral Pain – Gastrointestinal/Abdominal
  • Systematic Reviews/Meta-Analysis
  • Treatment/Management
    • Complementary and Alternative Therapies
    • Pharmacology: Cannabis and Cannabinoids
    • Interventional Therapies
      • Ablation Techniques
      • Intrathecal Drug Delivery
      • Injection/Blocks
      • Neuromodulation, Stimulators, and Stimulation Approaches
      • Minor surgical Procedures & Augmentation
      • Other
    • Medical Pain Management Technologies
      • Physiotherapy
      • Occupational Therapy
      • Rehabilitation
      • Other Interdisciplinary Approaches
    • Pharmacology
      • Adverse Effects
      • Monoclonal Antibodies, Biologics and Biosimilars
      • Opioid
      • Non-Opioid
      • Novel Targets
      • Neurolytic Agents & Senolytics
      • Psychological and Rehabilitative Therapies
      • OTC Pain Relief


Disclosure of financial relationships that the author(s) may have with the manufacturer/supplier of any commercial products or services related to the work, should be indicated in the appropriate box on the abstract form.