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1st International Conference on Phantom Limb Pain

The first International Conference on Phantom Limb Pain

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The Center for Bionics and Pain Research (CBPR), a multidisciplinary engineering and medical collaboration between Chalmers University of Technology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, and Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, is organizing the first International Conference on Phantom Limb Pain, ICPLP ( August 31-September 2, 2021 in Gothenburg, Sweden. ICPLP is dedicated to understanding more about phantom limb pain


Good to know
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Conference on Phantom Limb Pain (ICPLP) will be an hybrid event allowing for both virtual and in-person attendance. Whether you wish to join the ICPLP virtually or in-person, you must pay the symposium fee. If you are interested to join the ICPLP in-person you must in addition to the symposium fee also pay the in-person attendance fee (available from 1st of July). The number of in-person participants will depend on the local status of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. If the number of in-person attendees are above the limit imposed by local restrictions, then the first-come-first-served rule will be applied. In this case, the in-person attendance fee will be refunded to those that will not be able to join in-person.

About the Conference

Phantom Limb Pain (PLP) is a prevalent condition after amputation that has intrigued scientists for over a century. PLP can considerably hinder a person’s quality of life and no universally accepted guidelines exist for its prevention and treatment. The aim of the 1st International Conference on Phantom Limb Pain (ICPLP2021) is to bring together world-renowned experts on the study and treatment of PLP, and to create a forum for open discussions on competing theories and findings regarding PLP.

Important Dates:

  • Submission deadline for abstract and workshop proposals: February 28th, 2021 – 18:00 CET
  • Voting deadline Art Contest: April 30th, 2021 Link to Art Contest
  • Accept/Reject notification: May 10th, 2021
  • Early Bird Registration Discount: May 17th, 2021
  • Opening of in-person registration: July 1st, 2021


  • Neural basis of PLP: hypotheses, neurophysiological studies, and modeling
  • Treatments for PLP: surgical, neurostimulation, and non-invasive
  • Epidemiology and phenomenology of PLP: prevalence, comorbidities, and quality of life