The SIG on Acute Pain will advance and promote the understanding of
mechanisms, assessment, prevention, and management of acute pain through
the following activities:
- Collaboration between basic and clinical research.
- Study of the underlying mechanisms of acute pain, including the
transition from acute to chronic pain, and the implications of acute
pain therapy for clinical outcome and quality of life.
- Exchange of guideline developments, its methodology and
- Exchange of information and experience about the assessment and
treatment of acute pain, both within IASP and in exchanges with other
national and international NGOs such as the World Federation of
Societies of Anaesthesiologists.
- Identification and implementation of programs to minimize the
development of acute pain and related suffering.
- Furthering the educational objectives of the SIG via international
meetings, an annual symposium, workshops at IASP World Congresses,
Congress satellite meetings, a newsletter, and the IASP website.