Blog: Call for Abstracts

February 6th, 2015

We are delighted to announce the formal call for abstracts for the 10th International Forum on Pediatric Pain (IFPP) which will be held in Nova Scotia, Canada: October 1-4, 2015.

Submission of abstracts for poster presentation can relate to any aspect of pain in children, and can be a work in progress, original data or theory, previously published data or theory, a topical review, or a clinical case. The abstract should consist of no more than 300 words and follow the outline below (as appropriate): Title; Authors; Author Affiliations; Author contact information; Objective; Design; Setting; Participants; Procedures; Measures; Results; Conclusions; References; Citation (if previously published). Abstracts must be in Word (.doc/x) or .pdf format and text should be no smaller than 12 point font. Abstracts will not be published, so presentation does not preclude submission to another meeting before or after IFPP.

The abstract submission deadline is April 1, 2015 and we are currently accepting abstracts through our website:

(Authors will be emailed notification of acceptance of their posters in early May. Early conference registration will be open shortly and will be announced when available.)

The theme of IFPP 2015 is: “One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Personalized Approaches to Pediatric Pain Management” and we have an impressive line-up of speakers including: Dr. Joseph Cafazzo, Dr. Karen Davis, Dr. Chris Eccleston, Dr. Stefan Friedrichsdorf, Dr. Gideon Koren, Dr. Margot Latimer, and Dr. Tine Vervoort!

This year’s event will be particularly special as we will be celebrating our 10 th conference. The International Forum on Pediatric Pain began in 1996 and was first hosted by Drs. Patrick McGrath and Allen Finley. It has quickly become a very popular and fun event with both clinicians and scientists and is located within the tranquil setting of White Point Beach, which provides the perfect backdrop for learning and collaboration. And, of course, our famous Nordic swim event will be back – better and colder than ever!

For more information check out our website at: or email us at:

We look forward to seeing you at White Point in October 2015!



Dr. Jill Chorney and Dr. Margot Latimer  (Co-Chairs, IFPP Planning Committee)


On behalf of the IFPP Organizing Committee: Drs. Christine Chambers, Jill Chorney, Marsha Campbell-Yeo, Allen Finley, Margot Latimer, and Patrick McGrath

Centre for Pediatric Pain Research

IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia