News and Announcements

Get UPLiFTED! Bonfire Campaign Kicks Off at UPLiFT

Tuesday, 2 November, 2021

Want to help connect people living with pain, researchers, and clinicians while also wearing merch from the UPLiFT conference? Now’s your chance to support our mission and look cool by ordering a t-shirt today! Available for a limited time. Orders ship November 20th. Get UPLiFTED today!

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UPLiFT Panel Features National Pain Advocacy Center (NPAC) Founder and President

Monday, 1 November, 2021

Kate Nicholson, president of the National Pain Advocacy Center and civil rights attorney, will be presenting at the UPLiFT Conference on November 9th, 2021. The National Pain Advocacy Center (NPAC) is a nonprofit organization that advocates for people living with pain, healthcare and human rights. NPAC officially launched in September of 2019. Nicholson spent most of her career as a civil rights attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. She was also working as a disability rights lawyer when her own experience with pain and disability began. Near the start of her career, Nicholson developed severe chronic…

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Presenters at UPLiFT Work Together to Put Patients First

Friday, 29 October, 2021

Dr. Beth Darnall is an associate professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine. She has a background in clinical psychology and has been working with individuals with chronic pain for nearly twenty years. Her work focuses on developing and investigating scalable treatments and methods to address persistent disparities seen in pain. Andrea Anderson has a legal background in medical malpractice and personal injury law. She is a national advocate for clinicians and patients and is someone who lives with pain herself. Ms. Anderson founded the Alliance for the Treatment of Intractable Pain, a…

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Spread the word! Downloadable UPLiFT Conference Flyer Now Available

Monday, 25 October, 2021

Promote the UPLiFT conference with this free, downloadable flyer from IASP’s Global Alliance of Partners for Pain Advocacy. Download flyer now. The purpose of the UPLiFT Conference is to connect people across disciplines and pain conditions to further the equitable integration of the lived experience of pain into all aspects of pain research, education, advocacy, and treatment. UPLiFT will share ways people living with pain can take charge of their own health through supported self-management, as well as connect them to valuable education, resources, and skills in pain advocacy, research partnerships, and the science of pain in ways that are…

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UPLiFT Attendees Encouraged to Submit Proposals

Thursday, 21 October, 2021

Your experience matters. Your voice matters. That’s why we encourage you to submit a proposal for a topical workshop at the 2022 World Congress on Pain in Toronto, from September 19-23, 2022. Topical workshops provide a wide range of topics and allow attendees to participate in formal and informal discussions with international experts on pain management and pain research. The only thing missing is your perspective. This is your opportunity to tell us what it’s like to live with pain and how you understand, treat, and manage it. If you’d like to submit a proposal but find the process intimidating,…

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Dr. Frances Cole Takes Creative Approach to Living with Pain

Wednesday, 20 October, 2021

Dr. Frances Cole is a General Practitioner working in primary care with a postgraduate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners. She is from Ripon, in North England, and will be speaking at the GAPPA UPLiFT Conference to share her story.   Following Cognitive Behavioral Therapy training, she began focusing on chronic and persistent pain management in communities. There needed to be a close, local setting to manage pain. Dr. Cole and a multidisciplinary team of psychologists, occupational therapists, and physiotherapists set up the very first primary and community care pain rehabilitation program in…

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Working, Learning, and Disseminating Knowledge Together: UPLiFT Featured in JOSPT

Wednesday, 20 October, 2021

On the heals of their editorial series, “patients as partners” in 2019, the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT) remains steadfast in their interest to include people with lived experience of musculoskeletal health conditions in research, integrated knowledge translation, and practice. Recently, JOSPT featured the UPLiFT conference in a blog post, highlighting a few sessions of interest to JOSPT readers. To read the article in full, please visit the JOSPT Blog.

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