Submissions Due:
12 JULY 2021

Refresher courses provide attendees with opportunities to learn the latest information on an array of topics that are critical to the study of pain. Each session will be 3.5 hours and should have three speakers. Refresher Courses will take place on 19 September 2022 in Toronto, Canada. Submissions can be made by IASP members and nonmembers. 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

  • Refresher Course 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 Refresher Course (see below for full list)
  • Refresher Course 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 Refresher Course session at the IASP 2022 World Congress on Pain? (200 word maximum): Consider why this is the right time for the work to be presented. What challenge or advancement to the field does this workshop address?
  • Do you have any evidence that this topic is of high interest to World Congress attendees? (200 word maximum) e.g. high attendance of similar RCs at other past meetings?
  • Why are these speakers the most appropriate speakers on this topic? (200 word maximum): Please describe specific contributions of the speakers.
  • Why should this proposal be accepted? (200 word maximum)
  • Educational Objectives: Provide four educational objectives 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.
  • Panel Speakers: Include three speakers in your panel. Please note that you must select one speaker to be the Chair of the Refresher Course.
    • Name
    • Country
    • Email Address and website URL (if available)
    • Credentials/Designation (MD, PhD, etc.)
    • Position
    • Department
    • Institution
    • Professional Background (Basic Science, Clinical Practice, Clinical Research, Education, Translational Research, Other)
    • Is the speaker a published author? (Yes, No)
    • If so, please provide the H-index and up to five publications for the proposed speaker: (Optional Question)
  • Individual Presentation Descriptions
    • Title of Individual Presentation (100 character maximum)
    • Provide a short description of each of the three presentations. (200 word maximum)
    • Key Insight: Please provide one key insight that learners will take away from each presentation. (200 word maximum)
Classroom 2
Classroom 3

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