The Program Committee invites you to submit abstracts for papers and ePosters to be presented at the 29th Napa Pain Conference.
Share your research, clinical outcomes, quality improvement initiatives, practice improvements, or patient care strategies at one of the nation’s most unique pain conferences.
Neurovations Education and the Napa Pain Conference (NPC) have partnered with the journal Frontiers in Pain Research to create a publishing opportunity for research in pain intervention. The partnership will ensure abstract publication from the Napa Pain Conference and will forge a pathway for the publication of new pain research articles.
Dr. Tony Yaksh, the Editor in Chief of the journal Frontiers in Pain Research believes this partnership can open new opportunities and facilitate advances in pain research and management by enhancing knowledge dissemination.
“All quality studies contributing insights to the pathophysiology of pain and development of novel analgesics for improved clinical treatment and patient quality of life are welcome in this journal,” stated Dr. Yaksh.
The scope of the journal, as is the field of pain research, is dauntingly expansive, but reflects a threefold focus for the manuscripts submission:
i) Elucidation of pain biology
ii) Characterization of pain interventions
iii) Clinical Translation
The Program Committee is accepting original abstracts in the following categories. If your work doesn’t fit within an established category, please submit it under “Miscellaneous”. If necessary, include a second category to ensure that your abstract is sent to the optimal combination of reviewers relevant to the content of your abstract. Not every abstract fits neatly into a single category and the identification of a secondary category might be helpful during the review and program construction process.
There is no limit to the number of abstracts an author may submit for consideration. However, multiple submissions of the same or nearly the same abstract by the same author(s)/institution(s) is grounds for rejection of all submitted abstracts from the submitting parties.
Abstracts submitted to, or presented at, other societies or national meetings may only be submitted for consideration if:
All recommendations involving clinical medicine must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients.
All submissions must be HIPAA-compliant. Patient confidentiality must be protected. No names, hospital ID numbers, or any other identifying information can appear in your work.
All scientific research referred to, reported, or used in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.
Employees and owners of companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients are encouraged to submit “poster-only” abstracts. Posters are not part of the CME-certified content and are a great way to convey the latest research and developments.
A presenter is not to receive financial support in conjunction with their presentation(s), except from their employer.
In submitting an abstract, all authors retain copyright to the content and agree to grant Neurovations Education a limited, nonexclusive, royalty-free license to present, reproduce, or create derivative works of the content online, in print, and in other media or publications associated with its educational programs, and to archive and distribute the content online and in other means.
Reviewer scores and comments are confidential and will not be made available to anyone (including authors) outside of the immediate review process.
Bias in favor of a particular product or company is grounds for rejection. Use of a particular company’s products or equipment in itself does not represent bias. Likewise, research involving a single method, drug, or device would not constitute bias if it conforms to best practices of study design and analysis. Non-data-driven statements of superiority, however, would be considered biased.
A presenting author must be registered for the 29th Napa Pain Conference prior to the submission deadline for the abstract to be considered.
By virtue of submitting the abstract, the submitting author verifies that all authors agree:
Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the author(s) to present their work, if accepted.
Expenses associated with the production and presentation of an abstract are the responsibility of the presenter. This includes, but is not limited to, the production of posters, registration for the Conference, and any associated travel.
A presenting author of each abstract must register for the 29th Napa Pain Conference. Submission of an abstract does not automatically register you for the conference.
If selected, your Poster is expected to reflect the contents of your abstract. Substantial deviation from the published abstract or failure to present may jeopardize acceptance for future abstracts.
Nothing in this authorization constitutes an affirmative obligation on the part of Neurovations to use the abstract or accompanying works in any way.
Conference abstracts, ePosters, and ePresentations will be published on August 1, 2022. Once the abstract has been published, the embargo has lifted.
Special arrangements may be available for early or late publication through coordination with Neurovations Education (Education@Neurovations.com), however alternate dates of publication are not guaranteed.
Email the team at Neurovations Education with any questions.