Editor’s note: The third North American Pain School (NAPS) took place June 24-28, 2018, in Montebello, Quebec, Canada. An educational initiative of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) and Analgesic, Anesthetic, and Addiction Clinical Trial Translations, Innovations, Opportunities, and Networks (ACTTION), and presented by the Quebec Pain Research Network (QPRN), NAPS brings together leading experts in pain research and management to provide 30 trainees with scientific education, professional development, and networking experiences. Six of the trainees were also selected to serve as PRF-NAPS Correspondents, who provided firsthand reporting from the event, including interviews with NAPS’ six visiting faculty members and summaries of scientific sessions, along with coverage on social media.
The 2018 version of NAPS also featured two patient partners, Leslie Levine and Jacques Laliberté, who each sat down for a podcast interview with PRF-NAPS Correspondent Natalie Osborne, a PhD student at Krembil Research Institute, University of Toronto, Canada. They spoke about their experiences with chronic pain, their advocacy efforts, and the importance of including patients as partners in pain research.
(This podcast is part of a Pain 101 podcast series for PRF and its companion site RELIEF (www.relief.news) with Natalie Osborne and her co-host Alexander Tuttle, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, US).