The Scientific Committee is proud to announce the only pain congress in the world focusing on PhD researchers in the field of pain science. 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. The Scientific Committee invites researchers form different fields of pain research (e.g. fundamental, clinical, psychological) 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 you come from, what discipline, or how far you are in preparing your 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 you do not have any results yet, you are very happy to present your ideas and research design with your peers. In fact, that might be a unique to receive valuable input on your study design!
The aims of the research colloquium are multifactorial consisting of the facilitating 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 environment in the European capital, 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!’
The Scientific Program Committee invites you to submit one or more abstracts for oral presentation. Presenting PhD researchers will receive a free registration for the full Colloquium! The call for abstract submission is now open and closes November 1, 2014. You will be notified by the outcome of the reviewing process early December, 2014. For more information and to submit your abstract(s): https://my.vub.ac.be/en/nieuws/pain-science-motion-international-and-interdisciplinary-colloquium-research-methods-pain
Whit this research colloquium we offer you the opportunity to present your research in a friendly environment in Europe’s capital on the only pain congress in the world focusing on PhD researchers. Free registration for presenting PhD researchers!
Prof. Dr. Jo Nijs, Dr. Lennard Voogt, Prof. Dr. Paul van Wilgen, Prof. Dr. Stefaan Van Damme, Prof. Dr. Peter Vaes, Prof. Dr. Chris van Schravendijk, em. Prof. Dr. Frederic Camu, Prof. Dr. Maarten Moens