Call for Abstracts


You are invited to submit an abstract to be considered by the Scientific Committee for presentation at the 13th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain 2022.


You may submit an abstract to present in-person or for virtual presentation.

Workshops: Workshops are groups of papers submitted together around a common theme.  The presentations tend to be data-driven on projects completed or near completion but can also include presentations that do not include empirical data. Workshops will be prioritized that include: presenters from different disciplines, institutions, and countries; and that focus on the meeting theme. Each workshop will be 60 minutes in length, with a maximum of 3 speakers, 15 minutes per speaker with 15 minutes of discussion time.

Panel Discussions: A Panel Discussion is an audience-interactive format in which invited panellists make short, relatively informal presentations that serve as a springboard for further discussion among panellists and with the audience. Each Panel Discussion will be 60 minutes in length. In proposing a Panel Discussion, your abstract must indicate who will chair the session, what format it will take, and who have been invited to participate as panellists (no more than 5 persons).

Please submit your WORKSHOP or PANEL DISCUSSION abstract by 4pm (UTC +12) 15 October 2021 
Demonstrations:  Demonstrations are shared in the Poster Session and include multimedia products such as videos, Internet interventions, mobile apps, etc.

Rapid Communication Papers: Rapid communication papers are short, original research presentations that are 10 minutes in length. If there are enough papers on the same topic, the Conference Committee will consider creating a concurrent session. Authors may submit abstracts as a “Rapid Communication Paper” or “Poster”. Papers submitted under this option that are not selected will be considered for a poster presentation. Student rapid communication submissions that are suitably original and/or significant will be judged by the Program Committee for an award.

Poster Presentations: Posters are graphical presentations of research displayed on a poster board. Presenters discuss their research with interested colleagues in an informal setting. There may be an opportunity for poster presenters to record a 90 second overview of their poster presentation, which will be made available on the conference virtual platform. Student poster submissions that are suitably original and/or significant will be judged by the Program Committee for an award.

Please submit your WORKSHOP or PANEL DISCUSSION abstract by 4pm (UTC +12) 15 October 2021 
Please submit all other abstracts by 4pm (UTC +12) 15 November 2021 


Notice of acceptance will be sent to submission authors by 15 December 2021. 
You will be sent an email to confirm your abstract has been received. If you do not receive confirmation please contact the Conference Manager at





Important ​Dates


Call for Abstracts
15 May 2021


Registration Open
15 September 2021


Abstract Submissions for Workshops & Panel Discussions Close
15 October 2021


Abstracts for Other Submissions Close
15 November 2021​

Authors Notified
15 December 2021


Early Bird Close
15 January 2022


​24-27 March 2022

Presenter Registration: Presenters of accepted abstracts should register for the full conference by the early-bird deadline (in person or virtual registration). Each presenting author is responsible for his/her full conference registration fees, for providing a virtual or in person presentation, as well as travel and accommodation costs if presenting in person.



 Abstracts MUST be submitted according to the specific guidelines listed below and may be submitted as an oral presentation (workshops, panel discussions, papers), poster presentation or demonstration. All abstract submissions will be peer reviewed.
Abstract Presentation Limit:  Authors are limited to participation as “presenter” in a maximum of three abstract submissions. Please ensure that all speakers are aware of this restriction prior to submitting the abstract.

Submitters are kindly requested to inform speakers that no financial support is provided by the Organiser’s for workshop presenters, and that the registration fee is NOT waived. Presenters of accepted abstracts should pre-register for the annual meeting by the early-bird deadline.
Multiple submissions from the same dataset are discouraged. A study divided into small sub- studies is discouraged unless there is clear rationale for presenting various aims in different abstracts.
Each abstract should represent final and original results. Abstracts based on ongoing projects will be evaluated in light of likelihood of complete data by the conference. Abstracts with complete data are preferred.
Abstract/Presentation Language: All abstract submissions must be in English. All presentations based on accepted abstract submissions must be made in English.
Thematic Submissions Encouraged: Submissions are especially encouraged that reflect the theme for Meeting “Diversity, Equity, Access”.