IASP encourages its web viewers to access these links:
Taxonomy – The IASP Taxonomy was updated in 2011 by the IASP
Taxonomy Working Group. The terms are based on Part III of
Classification of Chronic Pain, Second Edition, IASP Task Force
on Taxonomy, edited by H. Merskey and N. Bogduk, IASP Press, Seattle,
These outline curricula are helpful for establishing teaching courses
on acute, chronic, and cancer pain at both the undergraduate and
graduate level. The curricula are updated periodically.
IASP has developed sets of guidelines concerning the creation of pain
treatment facilities, the ethical treatment of test subjects (both
animal and human), and the development of guidelines for clinical
IASP would also like to share guidelines from other associations:
World Health Organization
Health Organization (WHO) – IASP is an NGO with official
relations with WHO
Chapter 3.7 "Pain Associated with Neurological
Disorders", from Neurological Disorders: Public Health
Challenges, published by WHO, 2006, is available in PDF
Pain Research Forum
Research Forum (PRF) is an interactive web community dedicated to
finding treatments for untreatable pain conditions.
A listing of
organizations focused on conditions that involve pain.
A listing of
website links to journals, online references, and more.
IASP has gathered information from a variety of sources on programs
offered for continuing education in pain. These may be fellowships,
degree programs, distance learning programs, web-based training, etc.
This list is provided as a service and does not imply IASP endorsement
of any of the degree programs or courses listed.
IASP publishes paid
job postings and positions available at the IASP Secretariat. If you
would like to advertise a position, please contact IASP.
IASP does not provide the following services:
- Patient information service or patient information telephone
- Lists of pain treatment centers.
- Physician referral services.
- Reprints of articles or pamphlets/booklets on specific pain
syndromes or treatment.
Linking to publications, materials or websites of other
organizations or entities does not constitute endorsement by IASP of
such publications, materials or websites. IASP provides these references
and links because they may be of value to persons interested in the
research and treatment of pain, but are subject to the disclaimer on the
IASP website home page.