About the World Congress on Pain

Judy Turner, IASP President

Judy Turner, PhD

IASP President

Message from the President

We have an exciting program and a first-class venue for the 17th World Congress on Pain, and I warmly invite you to attend. The Scientific Program Committee has assembled an outstanding lineup of plenary sessions, workshops, and Refresher Courses. I hope you will make plans today to come to Boston in September 2018.

About the World Congress on Pain

17th World Congress on Pain
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) is the largest multidisciplinary association in the field of pain. IASP’s World Congress on Pain is the premier professional forum for research, clinical practice, and education. Join your colleagues from all over the world in a dynamic learning and networking environment to receive a state-of-the-art overview of a wide range of topics in the area of pain.

Reasons to Attend

  • Learn the latest advances in the study of pain from an exciting mix of Plenary Lectures, Refresher Courses, and Topical Workshops, and over 2,000 Poster Abstracts.
  • Advance your career by earning continuing medical education credits in a wide array of topics.
  • Position yourself as an expert by incorporating new knowledge into your practice from this dynamic and educational environment.
  • Network with leaders in the field at the largest multidisciplinary gathering of pain clinicians and researchers from all over the world.
  • Discover, explore, and share the ever-changing advances in the study of pain at IASP’s World Congress on Pain.

Who Should Attend

The world’s premier Congress on pain highlights innovative research and treatment possibilities. The following pain professionals should attend:

  • Basic scientists
  • Physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Dentists
  • Nurses
  • Physical therapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Professors
  • Researchers
  • Trainees and Students

Awards

Grants and awards given by IASP at the World Congress on Pain.

IASP Award for Excellence in Pain Research and Management in Developing Countries

Two selected nominees from low income countries (per the World Bank list) will each receive free Congress registration, a travel grant of up to US$10,000, two years of IASP membership, and three books from IASP Press.

Patrick D. Wall Young Investigator Award for Basic Science

Selected nominee will receive a plaque to be presented at the Congress, discount airfare for travel to the Congress and accommodation expenses, free Congress registration, and a cash award of US$2,500.

Ulf Lindblom Young Investigator Award for Clinical Science

Selected nominee will receive a plaque to be presented at the Congress, discount airfare for travel to the Congress and accommodation expenses, free Congress registration, and a cash award of US$2,500.

Ronald Dubner Research Prize

Selected nominee will receive a plaque to be presented at the Congress, discount airfare for travel to the Congress and accommodation expenses, free Congress registration, and a cash award of US$2,500.

Philip A. Spiegel IASP Congress Trainee Scholarship

Selected trainee financial aid applicant will receive a plaque to be presented at the Congress, airfare (economy class) for travel to the Congress, accommodation expenses, and free Congress registration.