Scope of the conference
The focus of this research colloquium is on research methods in pain sciences, rather than on research findings or (clinical) applications of research findings from pain science. The field of pain science is broad in focus and divers in research methods. With its focus on research methods in pain science, the colloquium is unique in the field of pain. The Scientific Committee invites researchers form different fields of pain research (e.g. fundamental, clinical, psychological, rehabilitation, pharmacology, neuromodulation, medicine, neurosurgery) to submit their abstracts in which they reflect on the research methods used, and to discuss its specific value and opportunities for the field of pain research. 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.
The Colloquium is open to all PhD researchers in the field of pain. It does not matter from what country they come from, what discipline, or how far they are in preparing their PhD. We welcome junior PhD researchers in the early stage of preparing their first study as well as more experienced researchers in the final year of their PhD. If junior researchers do not have results yet, they are welcome to present their research ideas and research design with their international peers. In fact, the scientific committee feels that such presentations might be a unique way to receive valuable input on their study design, and might trigger international collaboration. This is the only international meeting in the field of pain dedicated to PhD students.