Pain Science in Motion 2017

We are proud to announce the second Pain Science in Motion 2017, the only pain congress in the world with a special focus on PhD students in the field of pain science. 

Focus and aims

The focus is on research methods in pain sciences, rather than research findings or (clinical) applications of research findings from pain science.

The aims of the research colloquium are multifactorial:

  • to facilitate PhD research in pain sciences;
  • to stimulate international collaboration among PhD students from various disciplines working in the field of pain;
  • to provide a platform for PhD students to present their ideas and discuss methodological choices and (early) research findings;
  • to enable PhD students to learn from established pain researchers in the field (e.g. during their plenary lectures and);
  • to encourage PhD students to early on in their career argue for the value of their research. 

Abstracts

Download a PDF document with the accepted abstracts here.

Call for abstracts

Important dates

  • April 30th – Start calls for abstract
  • October 1st – Deadline for abstract submission
  • October 15th – Notification of abstract submission

Call for Abstracts 

The Scientific Committee cordially invites all PhD students within the pain field to submit their abstracts.  

The deadline for submitting abstracts has expired.

This colloquium will provide a forum for PhD students for sharing ideas, networking, presentation of research findings, and discussion of professional issues relevant to the field of pain science.  As a PhD student you will be given a unique opportunity to reflect on the research methods used and to discuss its specific value and opportunities for the field of pain research. 

Who can submit an abstract?

PhD students worldwide from any pain discipline.
Junior PhD students in the early stage of preparing their first study as well as more experienced students in the final year of their PhD. 
If you do not have any results yet, we welcome you to present your ideas and research design with your peers. In fact, that might be a unique chance to receive valuable input on your study design!  

Number of abstracts? 

Each one PhD student is allowed to submit to submit a maximum of two abstracts.

Selection Procedure 

The scientific committee will review all abstracts and make a selection. Notification will be sent out in October 2016.

Contact

If you have questions about the abstract submission, please contact:

Iris Coppieters
Iris.Coppieters@UGent.be

Jeroen Kregel
Jeroen.Kregel@UGent.be‎

Program

The program will be built primarily on the PhD students active participation. In total there will be 30 opportunities for the PhD student to hold an oral presentation. In addition, there will be possibilities to hold an interactive poster presentation.

Within the program there will be four Keynotes Lecturers. The keynote speakers will not only lecture about their specific research skills, but they will also interact with you as a PhD student in the friendly and accessible ‘Meet the Expert’ sessions.

Here is what a PhD student said after having attended a ‘Meet the Expert’ session:

‘It was so inspiring to share my everyday PhD problems with one of the leaders in the field. I was surprised to receive clear answers and advice how to handle things more efficiently. What strikes me the most was the empathy for the difficulties I experience. For me it was the definite piece of evidence that all my problems are not ‘bad luck’ but routine problems many researcher have to deal with!’

Keynote speakers

Christina Opava, professor, Karolinska Institutet

Christina Opava is a full professor in Physiotherapy since 2006, a registered physiotherapist since 1978 and formally specialised in physiotherapy in rheumatology since 1996. She runs her own research group with main focus on Physical Activity and Health in Rheumatic Disease. She is also the current vice president of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) with Health Professional members in 22 European countries. She has strong liasons with patient organizations, i.e. the Swedish Rheumatism Association and People with Arthritis and Rheumatism in Europe (PARE) and engage in projects regarding Patient Research Partners, World Arthritis Day and the PARE Annual Conference. She is also the present chair of the Postgraduate School in Health Care Sciences at KI and part of the leadership of the Strateic Research Area Health Care Science at KI/Umeå University.

 

Geert CrombezGeert Crombez, professor, University of Ghent

Geert Crombez is Professor of Health Psychology in the Department of Experimental-Health Psychology at Ghent University. He obtained his Phd in 1994 on the role of learning psychology in pain (supervisor: Paul Eelen). Since his appointment in 1998 at Ghent University, he initiated experimental research in experimental psychopathology, learning psychology, and health psychology, and he further facilitated the growing of research in these areas to maturity. He has published more than 250 internationally peer-reviewed papers in these areas, and some of these papers are key papers in the field with a large theoretical and clinical impact.

Currently, he is coordinating the research on the psychology of (chronic) illness, in particular the role of psychological and social variables on symptom perception, disability and suffering, and its implications for clinical practice. His approach is grounded in contextual functionalism. He focuses upon the development of integrative models of symptom perception, disability and suffering that are built primarily around the dynamic nature of goals and self-regulation. He has provided facilities and created a network for translational research that allows investigating the clinical relevance and applicability of current theorizing. Finally, he provides and stimulates critical reflection on theoretical concepts (e.g. somatization, acceptance"), the relevance of empirical data (e.g. statistical vs clinical significance), and the practice of science (study protocol and reporting, and research propaganda).

 

Michel CoppietersMichel Coppieters, professor, University of Amsterdam

Michel Coppieters is Professor in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at the Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences, at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in The Netherlands. He is the program director of the MSc in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Sciences, which is a masters program that focuses on clinical experimental research in Musculoskeletal Health. He is also the research director for the different research streams within Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Sciences in Amsterdam. His main teaching and research domains are persistent pain, the musculoskeletal system and sports. Michel has a special interest in the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of neuropathic pain. Michel tweets via @michelcoppie, and for an overview of research papers, please visit PubMed.

 

Karin Grävare SilbernagelKarin Grävare Silbernagel, assistant professor, University of Delaware

Karin is an Assistant professor at the Department of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE USA.  At the University of Delaware she runs the Tendon research lab together with colleagues from mechanical and biomedical engineering. The Tendon Research Group at University of Delaware is an interdisciplinary group working to advance understanding of tendon injuries and repair so that tailored treatments can be developed. She also performs research at the University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden, where she is the co-advisor for four PhD students. She received her bachelors degree in physical therapy from Boston University, Boston, USA and her PhD in Orthopaedics from the University of Gothenburg. Karin has been a clinician, researcher, and educator in the U.S. and Sweden. She has been a practicing physical therapist for over 20 years, mainly in orthopaedics and sports medicine. Her research focuses on tendon injuries, especially the clinical aspects of treatment, and evaluation. She has been the principal investigator on two randomized clinical trials on Achilles tendinopathy. For another two randomized clinical trials on Achilles tendon rupture she has been a CO-PI and responsible for the design and execution of the test battery for outcome measure and the physical therapy treatments. Her research approach is to evaluate tendon health and recovery by quantifying tendon composition, structure, and mechanical properties, as well as patients’ impairments and symptoms. The focus is on how to prescribe exercise and physical activity as treatment in patients with painful tendinopathy and complete ruptures. She has published 40+ articles in peer-reviewed journals, has written several book chapters and has presented nationally and internationally.

Registration

The focus is on PhD students, but anyone who takes an interest in pain research is most welcome to attend.

Please submit your registration no later than the January 15th 2017.

Registration fees

Please submit your payment no later than February 24,  2017

Registration fee Incl. VAT Incl. VAT
  EURO SEK
Ph.D student, oral presentation 95 950
Ph.D student 125 1 250
Senior researcher 190 1 900
Other 250 2 500

The payment reference stated below must be provided with all bank transfers to enable the correct allocation of funds. 

National payments (Sweden)  

Danske Bank

BG: 5310-6407

Payment reference: H1 PSiM (+ your full name

International payments

SEB

Address
KG2, Team Staten
106 40 Stockholm

Account no: 5439-10 281 82
IBAN: SE24 5000 0000 0543 9102 8182
SWIFT/BIC:  ESSESESS

Payment reference: H1 PSiM (+ your full name

Key dates and deadlines

  • April 30th – Start for call for abstract submissions 
  • October 1st – Deadline abstract submissions 
  • October 15th – Informing applications of the outcome (i.e. acceptance of abstract for presentation and nominees for Best Pain Science PhD)

Accommodation and venue information

Venue information

The colloquium will be held at Campus Flemingsberg, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm and is organized by the Back in Motion Research Group Karolinska Institutet and  Pain in Motion.

On Stockholm

Stockholm is known as the “Venice of the North”, and there are multiple reasons to stay some extra days to enjoy the capital of Sweden.

For further information, visit this page

Karolinska Institutet - Campus Flemingsberg

Karolinska Institutet is is Sweden’s single largest centre of medical academic research and offers the country’s widest range of medical courses and programmes. Karolinska Institutet comprises of Campus Flemingsberg and Campus Solna.

The conference will be held at Karolinska Institutet, Campus Flemingsberg. The exact address for the conference is Alfred Nobels allé 23, Huddinge

The conference will be held at Karolinska Institutet, Campus Huddinge. The exact address for the conference is Alfred Nobels allé 23, Huddinge. 

Map KI Campus Flemingsberg

How to get to Campus Flemingsberg

Campus Flemingsberg is located 20 minutes by train outside Stockholm city. You will find all information you need on this page

Food and beverages

Coffee breaks and lunches are included in the registration fee from Friday 24th – Saturday 25th March 2017 and will be served at the site of the conference.

On Friday evening we will have a welcome reception where you will have time to network and move the pain science field forward. Food and drinks will be served.

Organization

Organizing committee

Head of Organizing committee

Mari Lundberg

Mari Lundberg, Associate Professor, Karolinska Institutet

 

From the Pain in Motion group

Mira Meeus

Prof. Dr. Mira Meeus, University of Antwerp & Ghent University, Belgium (chair Scientific Committee)

Paul Van Wilgen

Prof. Dr. Paul Van Wilgen, Transcare Transdisciplinary Pain Management Center, the Netherlands

Lennard Voogt

Dr. Lennard Voogt, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands

Scientific Committee

Mira Meeus, Professor, University of Antwerp & Ghent University, Belgium (Chair Scientific Committee)

Mari Lundberg, Associate Professor, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden (Chair Organizing Committee)

Eva Kosek, Professor, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden  

Paul Van Wilgen, Professor, Transcare Transdisciplinary Pain Management Center, the Netherlands

Lennard Voogt, PhD, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands

Hanna Lotzke, PhD Student, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Max Jakobsson, PhD Student, Gothenburg University, Sweden 

Jeroen Kregel, PhD Student, Ghent University, Belgium

Iris Coppieters, PhD Student, Ghent University, Belgium

Local committee

Annette Karlsson, registration

Awards and sponsorship

Sponsorship

The Special Interest Group on Pain, Mind and Movement - The International Assocation for the Study on Pain

Would you like to be a proud sponsor of this conference – contact Hanna Lotzke

The SIG Pain, Mind and Movement within the International Association for the Study of Pain (http://www.iasp-pain.org/SIG/MindandMovement) has kindly sponsored Melvin Donaldsson and Reni van Erp to participate in this conference. 

Awards

Awards have been donated by Transcare.

The scientific committee will evaluate all oral and poster presentations to assign the “best oral presentation” and “runner-up oral presentation” and the “best poster presentation” and “runner-up poster presentation”. Awards will be notified at the end of the conference.

Additional congress information

The aims of the research colloquium are multifactorial consisting of the facilitation of PhD research in pain sciences and stimulation of (inter)national collaboration among PhD researchers from various disciplines. The colloquium provides a unique platform for PhD researchers to present their work (in progress) in a friendly and beautiful environment in the “Venice of the North”, Stockholm, and to learn from Leaders in the field of pain science. Indeed, the 4 Keynotes will not only lecture about their specific research skills, they will also respond to all your questions during the friendly and accessible ‘Meet the Expert’ sessions. Here is what a PhD researcher said after having attended a ‘Meet the Expert’ session:

‘It was so inspiring to share my everyday PhD problems with one of the leaders in the field. I was surprised to receive clear answers and advice how to handle things more efficiently. What strikes me the most was the empathy for the difficulties I experience. For me it was the definite piece of evidence that all my problems are not ‘bad luck’ but routine problems many researcher have to deal with!’ 

Contact

Senior lecturer

Mari Lundberg

Organizational unit: Division of Physiotherapy
E-mail: mari.lundberg@ki.se

Doctoral studentPain research