Topics/Categories

Abstract presentations will be grouped by topic categories. Choose a topic from the list of topics below, which best describe the contents of your abstract.

​Select the topic number appropriate to your paper and insert in the “topic” boxes (Topic and Sub-topic) on the abstract form when submitting your abstract.

​​ 1​ Basic Science (Anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, behaviour)
 1.1Primary afferents
 1.2Spinal cord
 1.3Brainstem, thalamus, and cortex
 1.4Gene expression
 1.5Peripheral sensitization
 1.6Central ​​sensitization
 1.7Endogenous pain modulation
 1.8Receptors
 1.9Ion channels
 1.10Tolerance and addiction
 1.11Anticonvulsants
 1.12Antidepressants
 1.13Biologics /peptides
 1.14Cannabinoids
 1.15Local anaesthetics
 1.16NSAIDs, COXIBs, acetaminophen
 1.17Opioids
 1.18Imaging – animals
 1.19Imaging – humans
 1.20Animal pain models
 1.21Human pain models
 1.22Itch
 1.23Interoception
 1.24Proprioception
 2 Clinical pain states
 2.1Joint, bone, and muscle pain
 2.2Arthritis
 2.3Neck and back pain
 2.4Fibromyalgia
 2.5Complex regional pain syndromes
 2.6Headache (Migraine)
 2.7Headache (Tension type)
 2.8Headache (Other)
 2.9Orofacial pain
 2.10Neuropathic pain
 2.11Amputation pain
 2.12Visceral pain
 2.13Pain and dementia
 2.14Pain in children
 2.15Pain in the elderly
 2.16Sex specific pain
 2.17Perioperative pain
 2.18Procedural pain
  3 Human behavioural science
 3.1Affective modulation
 3.2Perception and psychophysics
 3.3Cognitive processes
 3.4Learning processes
 3.5Motivational processes
 3.6Placebo and expectation
 3.7Self and identity
 3.8Social cognition
 3.9Endurance-avoidance
 3.10Occupational, school, and work context
 3.11Patient health-care provider communication
 3.12Pain behaviour
 4 Pain treatment (conservative)
 4.1Acute pain / perioperative pain – Opioids
 4.2Acute pain / perioperative pain – Other
 4.3Cancer pain – Opioids
 4.4Cancer pain – Other
 4.5Neuropathic pain
 4.6Visceral pain
 4.7Headaches
 4.8Palliative Care
 4.9Anticonvulsants
 4.10Antidepressants
 4.11Cannabinoids
 4.12NSAIDs, COX2 inhibitors and acetaminophen
 4.13Opioids
 4.14Novel therapeutic agents
 4.15Topical analgesics
 4.16Preemptive analgesia
 4.17Complementary and alternative medicine
 4.18Physiotherapy
 4.19Rehabilitation
 5 Pain treatment (invasive)
 5.1Brain, spinal and peripheral neural stimulation
 5.2Nerve blocks, indwelling catheters
 5.3Radiofrequency blocks
 5.4Spinal analgesia
 5.5Sympathetic blocks
 6 Pain treatment (psychological)
 ​​6.1Cognitive-behavioural treatment
 6.2Autonomic training
 6.3Hypnosis
 6.4Interpersonal therapy
 6.5Exposure-based treatments
 6.6Mindfulness, ACT, DBT
 6.7Partner assisted treatment
 6.8Family assisted treatment
 6.9ehealth and mhealth delivery
 6.10Education and information
 7 Multidisciplinary pain treatments
 8 Epidemiology, assessment, organisation of pain treatment
 8.1Epidemiology
 8.2Assessment (Quantitative Sensory Testing)
 8.3Assessment (Patient Reported Outcomes)
 8.4Assessment (Other)
 8.5Documentation
 8.6Systematic Reviews
 8.7Acute pain services
 9 Ethics, education, history, law
 9.1Ethics – animal research
 9.2Ethics – clinical practice
 9.3Education / Professional
 9.4Education / Lay
 9.5Public relations
 9.6History and philosophy of pain
 9.7Legal issues related to pain and pain treatment​