Each year the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) sponsors and promotes a Global Year Against Pain, a yearlong initiative designed to raise international awareness of pain. In each year, the IASP focuses on a different aspect of pain that has global implications. From the inaugural lecture in 2019, the Australian Pain Society will recognise the Global Year theme each year at its Annual Scientific Meeting.
The focus for the 2019 campaign, is the Global Year Against Pain in the Most Vulnerable, and this inaugural lecture will be delivered by Professor Beth Darnall of Stanford University.
2019 IASP Global Year Lecture: Professor Beth Darnall
Beth Darnall, PhD is Clinical Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Stanford University. She is principal investigator for $13M in federally funded pain and opioid reduction research projects that test the effectiveness and mechanisms of psychological strategies in individuals with chronic pain. She investigates mechanisms of pain catastrophizing, targeted pain psychology treatments she has developed, prevention of post-surgical pain, and patient-centered outpatient opioid tapering. She delivers pain psychology and opioid reduction lectures and workshops nationally and internationally. She is author of The Opioid-Free Pain Relief Kit © 2016; Less Pain, Fewer Pills: Avoid the dangers of prescription opioids and gain control over chronic pain ©2014; and Psychological Treatment for Chronic Pain ©2018 (American Psychological Association Press). She presented multiple lectures on “The Psychology of Pain Relief” at the 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. She has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, New York Magazine, Forbes, Scientific American Mind, The Washington Post, and TIME Magazine.
We are delighted to have Professor Beth Darnall involved in 2019 APS 39th ASM to present the inaugural IASP Global Year Lecture. We hope you will be able to attend and enjoy everything this ASM has to offer.
Registrations are now open!