Conference “Ispa Psychology & Pain Management – Psychological management of pain: a state-of-the-science update”

30 Março 2022


March 30 and 31



The conference Ispa Psychology & Pain Management – Psychological management of pain: a state-of-the-science update will take place on the 30th and 31st of March 2022.

During the two days of this scientific meeting, the most recent trends and findings relative to evidence-based psychosocial (chronic/acute) pain management intervention programs will be presented and discussed. Their applicability and utility in the Portuguese context will be discussed. The utility of new and integrative approaches, including spiritual and religious practices, will be also addressed. Renowned national and international pain researchers and clinicians, such as Professor Mark P. Jensen (University of Washington, USA), Professor Melissa A. Day (University of Washington, USA; University of Queensland, Australia), Professor Arndt Büssing (Herdecke University, Germany), Doctor Patrícia Pinto (University of Minho, Portugal), and Doctor Alexandra Ferreira Valente (William James Center for Research, Portugal), just to cite a few, will present the results of their most recent research findings on these topics.

Mark Jensen | Melissa Day | Naide Ferreira | Arndt Bussing

This event is held by Ispa, William James Center for Research, and COPAHS study, funded by Fundação Bial, and has the Scientific Sponsorship of APED – Portuguese Association for the Study of Pain and SPPS – Portuguese Society for Health Psychology.

Conference, March 30 and 31

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Pre-Conference Workshop, March 29 – POSTPONED (LATER DATE TO BE CONFIRMED)

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The workshop registrations are now open. Due to high demand, Ispa’s PhD students will have priority in booking a sit, followed by other Ispa students, collaborators, APED and SPPS members, and the general public.

To secure your registration, please send us an email to copahs@ispa.pt to reserve the sit. If you are an Ispa student, please include your student ID number. The remaining available sitting will be assigned by order of booking.

Organizing Committee

Alexandra Ferreira Valente | José Pais Ribeiro | William James Center for Research

Scientific Committee

Alexandra Ferreira Valente (Chair), Cláudia Carvalho, Filipa Pimenta, José Pais Ribeiro (Vice-Chair), Mark P. Jensen, Melissa A. Day, Rui M. Costa, and Sónia Bernardes

>> Bonus workshop just released!

“Publishing Your Research Findings: Strategies for Success” by Mark P. Jensen

March 31st | 4 PM | online only

Following the conference “Ispa Psychology & Pain Management – Psychological management of pain: a state-of-the-science update” we present this bonus workshop, kindly brought to us by Mark P. Jensen, Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Pain.

This will be an online session, and requires specific registration.

More information and registrations here.


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