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The purpose of the UPLiFT Conference is to connect people across disciplines and pain conditions to further the equitable integration of the lived experience of pain into all aspects of pain research, education, advocacy, and treatment. UPLiFT will share ways people living with pain can take charge of their own health through supported self-management, as well as connect them to valuable education, resources, and skills in pain advocacy, research partnerships, and the science of pain in ways that are accessible and without jargon. UPLiFT will also connect people living with pain, clinicians, and researchers who are interested in partnering together in research and clinical care with best practices, resources, and support.

The UPLiFT Conference invites proposals from anyone interested in the mission and vision identified above. All submissions must include at least one speaker with the lived experience of pain and presentations must be designed with the lived experience in mind. 

For any questions about the UPLiFT Conference or the Global Alliance of Partners for Pain Advocacy (GAPPA), please email gappa@iasp-pain.org. 

Data Blitz Submissions

The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) invites members and others to submit data blitz submissions to be considered for presentation during a webinar co-hosted by the IASP Special Interest Group on Neuropathic Pain (NeuPSIG) and Pain Research Forum. Data blitz live presentations will occur in September, October and November 2021.

Data Blitz Guidelines

  • Data Blitz proposals must be submitted via the online submission site only. Abstracts submitted by email will not be accepted.
  • Submissions must be received by 1 July 2021 at 17:00 Eastern Time. Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Nonmembers of IASP may submit proposals, however if your submission is selected, presenting authors must be members of IASP.
  • If accepted, you will be assigned a presentation date. All scheduled dates are final.
  • Presenting authors will be asked to submit a short PowerPoint presentation of 5-6 slides (including a title slide and disclosure slide) to accompany their data blitz presentations.
  • The presenting author is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the Data Blitz submission before submission.
  • Proposals must be submitted in English.
  • No changes will be made to submitted and accepted Data Blitz proposals.
  • Conflict of Interest/Disclosure: Presenting authors and coauthors will be requested to confirm that they will declare any conflict of interests.

2021 has been named the Global Year About Back Pain. The aim of the Global Year is to help clinicians, scientists and the public understand the nature of back pain and the utility of available treatment modalities including special considerations in different populations, such as children and older adults.  Ultimately, the Global Year aims to provide useful, practical and relevant resources to assist a worldwide community in approaching the prevention and treatment of back pain. 

We invite you to submit your proposal for a webinar about back pain. 

Global Year webinars are generally one hour in length with 45 minutes of presentation and 15 minutes of live Q&A. There is a max of 4 presenters due to time constraints. We would appreciate if your proposal includes a moderator, but if you do not have one a member of the Global Year Task Force or an IASP staff member can serve as a moderator. 

All proposals submitted are subject to approval by the Global Year Task Force and IASP. Scheduling of the webinar is subject to availability. Please note that webinars that include presenters from different countries will be prioritized inline with IASP's efforts for international collaboration. 

2021 has been named the Global Year About Back Pain. The aim of the Global Year is to help clinicians, scientists and the public understand the nature of back pain and the utility of available treatment modalities including special considerations in different populations, such as children and older adults.  Ultimately, the Global Year aims to provide useful, practical and relevant resources to assist a worldwide community in approaching the prevention and treatment of back pain. We invite you to submit your resources related to back pain below for publication on the Global Year website. All resources submitted must be freely available. If you are submitting an event, the event information must be free to access although the event itself does not need to be free. All resources submitted are subject to approval by the Global Year Task Force and IASP.