Pain, Mind, and Movement: Past, Present and Future

Monday, September 19th
8:30am4:30pm EDT

About the Session

Pain, Mind, and Movement SIG Symposium

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The Pain, Mind, and Movement SIG aligns with the 50th anniversary of IASP. The symposium will blend knowledge and expertise from both high-income and low- and middle-income countries.  

Presentations will address broader topics on how the brain, mind, behavior, and movement influence pain and disability. This multidisciplinary symposium will focus on learn lessons from the past, review current evidence (present), and discuss/set future directions. This symposium will foster communication between researchers, clinicians, and patients to drive research and stimulate international study and collaborations. The unique format supports presentations from our members, including short oral presentations and clinical workshops with a clear clinical focus within an evidence-based perspective, but with little lecturing and the emphasis on skills training, case studies, demonstrations, etc. Two world-experts will present keynote lectures, one on pain mechanisms and one on pain treatment. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Encourage integration between basic and clinical research on how mind and movement influence pain and disability
  2. Foster communication between researchers, clinicians and patients to drive research and stimulate international collaboration
  3. Discuss how knowledge on pain has evolved in recent years and the next steps for the future




8:30 – Symposium Begins

8:30 – Opening Remarks

8:35 – Clinical Workshop 1

9:35 – Flash Talk Oral Presentations

10:10 – 11:30 – Morning Coffee Break

11.30 – Clinical Workshop 2

12:30-13:30 – Lunch break

13.30 – The Brain’s Role in Perceiving, Modifying, and Managing Pain: State of the Art

    • Speaker: Prof. Catherine Bushnell, PhD

14.10-15.00 – Flash Talk Oral Presentation

15:00-15:20 – Afternoon Coffee Break

15.20 – The Psychosocial Treatment of Chronic Pain: Where it Started, How it’s Going, and What’s on the Horizon

    • Speaker: Prof. Francis Keefe, PhD

16:00 – Priority Setting Discussion

16:25 – Closing Remarks

16.30 – End Symposium