The team at the German Paediatric Pain Centre have recently published a pre-registered systematic review and individual patient data meta-analysis on intensive interdisciplinary pain treatment for children and adolescents in PAIN, https://journals.lww.com/pain/Abstract/9900/Intensive_interdisciplinary_pain_treatment_for.14.aspx. The group has also created a website, https://www.peds-iipt.com, to publish the results of the qualitative analysis of their paper.
2021 was the IASP Global Year About Back Pain and two important publications have been released related to chronic back pain in children and adolescents, as part of a special edition of the journal Children on Back Pain in Children and Adolescents, edited by Prof. Dr. Boris Zernikow. Follow the links for evidence and consensus based recommendations:
- Etiology, Risk Factors and Diagnosis of Back Pain in Children and Adolescents: Evidence- and Consensus-Based Interdisciplinary Recommendations. https://doi.org/10.3390/children9020192
- Treatment of Unspecific Back Pain in Children and Adolescents: Results of an Evidence-Based Interdisciplinary Guideline https://doi.org/10.3390/children9030417
A new paper published in Canadian Journal of Pain evaluates the perisurgical process by identifying key problems and propose potential solutions for the pre-, intra-, and postoperative pain states to both prevent and manage the transition of acute to chronic pain. We propose an eight-step process involving preemptive and preventative analgesia, behavioral interventions, and the use of biomarkers (brain-based, inflammatory, or genetic) to facilitate timely evaluation and treatment of premorbid psychological factors, ongoing surgical pain, and postoperative pain to provide an overall improved outcome.
CLICK HERE to read the paper.
SPPM President, Dr. Robert Wilder, is quoted in a recent article about children living with pain. CLICK HERE to read the article titled “DISBELIEF, SCHOOL CHALLENGES, AND COMPREHENSIVE CARE: TACKLING BARRIERS FACING CHILDREN LIVING WITH PAIN”
Do you have an idea for a Workshop, Problem-Based Learning Discussion (PBLD) or Expert Round Table Discussion that would benefit the Society for Pediatric Pain Medicine (SPPM) membership? If so, please see the requirements and submission information below for the SPPM 10th Annual Meeting.
WORKSHOPS – Submission deadline is July 29, 2022
We are looking for workshops topics that will be of interest to those involved in the prevention, assessment, and management of pain in infants, children, and adolescents.
- If your workshop will require equipment provided in-kind by vendors/commercial supporters – please confirm with vendors that they are willing to provide/ship the equipment prior to submitting your proposal.
- Please list all proposed faculty on your submission; confirm that they are willing to participate prior to submitting your proposal.
- Only SPPM/SPA members may participate as workshop faculty – SPPM will not provide any compensation or reimbursement to non-member faculty for workshops and will not pay for transportation of any equipment.
Please click here for the workshop proposal form. We will also accept proposals for workshops that have been presented at past meetings or submitted previously (and not selected for presentation). If there are any specific barriers to address or resources we can help with please include those in your application. Submissions will be closely reviewed by the meeting planning committee.
Please complete and submit the form to [email protected] no later than July 29, 2022.
PBLDs – Submission deadline is July 29, 2022
Submissions may be a case or problem that is real or fictitious, and could describe issues related to pediatric pain medicine, regional anesthesia, as well as resident education, medical ethics, or professionalism related to our sub-specialty. The ‘Guidelines for PBLD Submission‘ document describes the format for submission in more detail. Reviewers will score submissions for interest, scientific accuracy, and clarity of thought and expression.
Two moderators must be named for each submission, and if accepted, both must agree to participate as moderators for the group discussion at the meeting. One moderator should be an experienced educator, and the other a junior faculty member or a fellow in-training.
Please remember that the goal of the PBLD is for the LEARNER to participate in discussing the management options, not for the MODERATOR to tell participants how they actually did the case.
An effective PBLD:
- is relevant to the practice of our subspecialty (i.e. not an extremely rare case)
- has controversy and/or decision making that should be discussed/debated
- has some surprises, “twists or turns”
- has well-written objectives that are covered by the discussion
- has well selected references
It is crucial that submissions are carefully proofed for grammatical errors and typos, as carelessly written PBLDs are often automatically rejected. It is also required that authors disguise or redact any identifying information by changing demographic details and circumstances of the clinical scenario to avoid potential HIPAA violations.
For more information on how to create a great PBLD:
The final deadline for receipt of submissions will be 3:00pm Eastern Time on Friday, July 29, 2022. No late submissions will be entertained. If accepted, you will be notified by email in late August. Submissions should be sent as a Word document to Jenny Patterson via e-mail at [email protected].
EXPERT ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION – Submission deadline is July 29, 2022
If you have a suggestion for an Expert Round Table Discussion, please send the topic information, as well as suggested moderators/presenters to [email protected] by July 22, 2022.
We look forward to receiving your submissions! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions by emailing Jenny Patterson at the above email address.
Sophie R. Pestieau, MD
Michelle S. Kars, MD, FAAP
Amber N. Borucki, MD