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January 2022

Greeting from Dr. Ignacio Velázquez Rivera, President of the AAD

Dear members, I take advantage of these lines to wish you Merry Christmas and a more kind, generous and hopeful year 2022.

It is true that we are going through particularly difficult personal and health circumstances, sometimes stormy, but we must not give up our efforts to continue working to improve the quality of care for our patients, it is our vocation and our determined will to collaborate with all health administrations public and private institutions to offer them our knowledge and effort.

In this year ahead, whenever the epidemic situation allows it, we will maintain a series of face-to-face scientific events organized by our Association. We will carry out the traditional meeting with the partners that will be held in Huelva, a date still to be determined. In February, on the 18th and 19th, we will celebrate the XV Basic Training Course on Pain in Fuengirola, on this occasion, organized by the AAD Foundation.

We will also create a prize endowed with one thousand euros for the best publication on pain made in national or international journals by the partners during the year 2022 and it would be delivered the following year on the occasion of the partners’ meeting. The jury will be made up of the members of the Permanent Commission. To participate in the award, members must send the article to the AAD stating their desire to participate in it.

In another order of things, we are reviewing all the consents to try to adjust them to current legislation, incorporating some new ones and reforming those that require it. They will soon be available to all on the Association’s website.

Still to specify a date, between the end of October and the first of November, we will have our annual Congress, this time in Cádiz, led by Dr. Torres, a guaranteed success. It will be a good time, if this pandemic gives us a truce, to meet again in person and catch up on new treatments and knowledge about pain.

A hug

Ignacio Velázquez Rivera
President of the AAD

december 2021

Obituary for the death of Antonio Cañas

Dr. Antonio Cañas

I don’t remember a year that has cut down so many known lives of friends and colleagues like this one that leaves us. The losses of Fernando Caba, Heliodoro Murillo or Julio Gallego, have been joined, in the death rattle of these damned 365 days, by the death of our colleague, companion and friend Antonio Cañas.

It is difficult to gloss the figure of a lost friend, but it is much more complex and painful for me to do it about someone whom you have considered a great friend for many years. Selfless, generous, kind, positive, lively, could be some of the multiple adjectives that would define his extraordinary personality.

I must admit that I still find it hard to believe that you have left us, that you have gone doing what you always liked and wanted to practice. I still remember you with that frank smile, with that good spirit that you always carried on your shoulder, with that contagious and overflowing optimism, with that frankness and loyalty that were your best bastions. Never, never did I find a bad gesture, never a negative comment about anything or anyone.

Antonio, goodbye, friend. You are gone, but you cannot deprive us of your memory, of having enjoyed your friendship, of having shared hours and hours with you that, at this time, seem scarce to us in the face of your sudden and unexpected absence.

RIP Antonio


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