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.
Ignacio Velázquez Rivera
President of the AAD