Pre-Congress Events

On Monday 19 September IASP offers Pre-Congress Refresher Courses, Hands-on Workshops, and SIG Symposia. These one-day events provide attendees with the latest information on an array of topics, the opportunity to gain hands-on experience, and in-depth exploration of specific disciplines.

Refresher Courses

Refresher Courses are full-day events on Monday 19 September and provide attendees opportunities to learn the latest information on an array of topics that are critical to the study of pain. Registration includes the course, syllabus, and a coffee break.

Hands-On Workshops

Hands-On Workshops are innovative sessions on Monday 19 September and 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 is divided into four or more stations and led by a faculty expert. Attendees rotate in groups through the stations in order to practice new methods. These workshops are 3.5 hours in length and typically have 4-8 speakers.

Topical Workshop

Topical Workshops provide attendees an overview of a wide range of topics in the area of pain, offering practical reviews of current research and therapies, and allowing attendees to participate in formal and informal discussions with international experts on pain management and pain research.

SIG Symposia

Special Interest Group Symposia provide attendees an in-depth exploration of their specific discipline, including recent discoveries and the latest in research developments in their particular area of interest. Select IASP Special Interest Groups will hold their half-day or full-day symposia Monday 19 September.

Virtual Program

The World Congress Virtual Program will provide access to select areas of the scientific programming available in person.

Virtual attendees will have the opportunity to gain CME credits for available sessions.

If you're unable to attend in-person, the virtual program is an excellent way to take part in World Congress, the largest global gathering