USASP I Annual Scientific Meeting (Hybrid)
April 11-14, 2023 I Washington Duke Inn, Durham NC 


Deadline for symposia submissions is November 10, 2022

This 2023 USASP Annual Scientific Meeting will take place from April 11-14, 2023 at the Washington Duke Inn in Durham, North Carolina. This theme of this year’s conference is From Bench to Bedside to Population: Translational Pain Science Approaches for the Whole Person.

Submission deadline November 10, 2022
Symposia should encompass topics related to clinical practice, basic science or mechanisms, and translational research related to pain and ideally presentations include multiple disciplines (e.g., including two or more presentations representing one or both clinical and/or basic science disciplines). Applications typically have 3 speakers, and should justify the number of speakers if deviating from this number. Ideally the panel represents different institutions and span perspectives, including career stage, disciplines, and translation.  

USASP is actively seeking to increase the diversity of our attendees and speakers. We aim to create an inclusive, respectful conference environment that invites participation from people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, religions, and sexual orientations. Therefore, symposium proposals that include at least one speaker from underrepresented and/or disadvantaged backgrounds will be considered as a favorable factor in the review process.
Guidelines for submission: 
The application should be 400 words or less and include the session title, the name of the presenters, titles of the talks, and, separately from the word limit, 2-3 objectives for each presentation (this is required for Continuing Education credits). Applicants should also include a two to three sentence (no more) explanation for why their symposium should be included in the 2023 meeting. Also describe how much time you will devote to Q/A with audience participation and how you will engage the audience. Applicants should indicate in one to two sentences the attempts that were made to include/promote individuals from underrepresented and/or disadvantaged backgrounds.
Session Format:
These symposia sessions will last about 90 minutes and are strongly encouraged to be interactive between the other presenters and attendees whenever possible. A moderator (typically identified from the presenters) should be prepared with follow-up questions for the presenters and the audience in order to stimulate audience and presenter participation during a Q&A session.
To submit a symposium submission please use the USASP submission form

Click here to download a PDF version of the application

 If you have any questions please reach out to Dr. Britt Knight at [email protected]