USASP I Annual Scientific Meeting (Hybrid)
May 18-21, 2022 I University of Cincinnati, Ohio 


Deadline for symposia submissions is December 10, 2021
Deadline for poster submissions is January 14, 2022

 The 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting for the United States Association for the Study of Pain (USASP) aims to provide a platform for scientists, clinicians and healthcare professionals, and trainees from basic science, translational, behavioral, clinical, and other settings to share and discuss current information related to pain mechanisms, pain prevention and pain intervention, and other relevant topics. 

The USASP embraces, promotes, and fosters a culture based on inclusion, diversity, equality, and access. We especially encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups such as, but not limited to, members of minoritized communities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and people with disabilities.


Submission deadline: December 10, 2021

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.  

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 CME credit). Applicants should also include a two to three sentence (no more) explanation for why their symposium should be included in the 2022 meeting. Also describe how much time you will devote to Q/A with audience participation and how you will engage the audience. 

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 portal click here 



Submission deadline: January 14, 2022

Length of abstract: 300 words max
Abstracts must be submitted using the designated link- see below. 
Each abstract submitted must have a unique corresponding / presenting author
Members and non-members are eligible to submit abstracts. 
Abstracts of unpublished work will be accepted if the abstract is not currently in Press 
(i.e., at the time of abstract submission)

Please organize the body of the abstract as follows:

1. A statement of the purpose of the study. 
2. An outline of the methods used. 
3. A summary of the results presented in sufficient detail to support the conclusions. 
4. A statement of the conclusions reached. It is not satisfactory to state “the results will be discussed”.


Posters are encouraged to include summaries of the results of any research study (quantitative or qualitative) in the field of pain research. Including Basic Science, Clinical Trials, Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Craniofacial Pain, Ethics, Genetics and Pain, Geriatric Pain, Interventional Approaches to Pain Management, Measurement of Pain and its Impact, Nursing, Pain and Disparities, Pain Education, Pain Imaging, Pain in Infants, Children and Adolescents, Pain in Sickle Cell Disease, Physical Therapy, Primary Care, Psychosocial, Rehabilitation Medicine, Sex and Gender. 

Abstracts should include background, experimental design, results, and conclusions. Studies that are pilot by nature and include preliminary data will be considered. Abstracts will be reviewed and prospective presenters will be informed regarding acceptance for poster presentation by February, 2022.  

To submit a research abstract:

If you have questions please contact [email protected]