Cochrane PaPaS: Trust, Integrity and the Future of Pain Evidence


Pain in clinical practice and patient care is often poorly served by an evidence architecture containing multiple structural weaknesses. These issues span across pre-clinical research, clinical trials, and systematic reviews, and impact upon the development of clinical guidelines. Clinical practice in pain management frequently diverges from the evidence, or evolves in the absence of evidence, driven by individual and organisational vested interests, market forces, fashion, and demand from people with pain.

At the Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care group (PaPaS), we have been delivering the gold standard in evidence synthesis in the field of pain management and supporting the pain community towards better methods and standards in pain clinical trials and systematic reviews for 23 years.

We invite you to join us to reflect on what has been discovered, where we continue to face important challenges and how we might move toward a future of trusted evidence to guide better pain care globally.

In this event we will hear from a range of established and emerging leaders in the field to better understand the challenges and to consider how we create better solutions. We invite participants to come ready to reflect and actively contribute to the conversation.


To register for this event in London you will need to book your free Ticket through Eventbrite, here: 

Pain, Integrity and the Future of Pain Evidence Tickets, Wed 7 Dec 2022 at 09:00 | Eventbrite

Tickets will be limited and we plan to keep a waitlist, so do let us know if you're unable to attend.

We're really looking forward to getting you all together for a great day discussing Trust, Integrity and the Future of Pain Evidence!

Watching online

We also plan to have a livestream of the event, so if you can't make the day physically, let us know you want to join us online by sending us an email here and we'll make sure you get any registration information (we'll send details about this approximately one month before the event).

Sharing information for the event

Please use the hashtag #PapasPain2022 to let your friends and colleagues know you're coming, and use this hashtag on the day, so we can easily collect and respond to the online conversation.

Do please bookmark this page as we will be updating regularly.

Agenda - coming soon!

We'll share details about the Agenda soon.

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