Working together for pain relief throughout the world
IASP brings together scientists, clinicians, health care providers,
and policy makers to stimulate and support the study of pain and to
translate that knowledge into improved pain relief worldwide. Founded in
1973, IASP is the world’s largest multidisciplinary organization
focused specifically on pain research and treatment.
World Congress on Pain more information
Receive reduced registration for IASP’s biennial
meeting—five days of refresher courses, plenary sessions,
workshops, posters sessions, networking opportunities, commercial
exhibits, and continuing education.
Journal PAIN more information
Receive 12 issues per year of PAIN, the leading publication on
pain research and treatment. Since 1975, PAIN has contained the
latest reviews, original research articles, clinical notes, and letters
on both clinical and basic sciences.
Representation and Recognition
and be represented by an international body with more than 7,900 members
in 133 countries, offering access to worldwide information on pain
research and treatment.
Pain: Clinical Updates more
Receive Pain: Clinical Updates, published six times per year
with the latest information on a variety of clinical topics in the pain
IASP e-Newsletter more
Receive the bimonthly IASP e-Newsletter containing feature
articles, information on IASP events and initiatives, news from our
chapters and Special Interest Groups (SIGs), meeting and job postings,
Discount on Books from IASP Press more
Receive special, members-only pricing (25–35% discount) on all
recently published IASP books. These high-quality, low-cost books are
written and edited by leading experts in the field of pain.
Grants and Fellowships more information
Apply for grants, awards, and fellowships sponsored by IASP for the
exclusive benefit of our members.
Special Interest Groups more
Join a Special Interest Group (SIG) in your area of interest. Available
exclusively to IASP members, SIGs offer members a forum to discuss
specific interests in depth. Our current SIGs include:
Abdominal and Pelvic Pain
Clinical/Legal Issues in Pain
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Genetics of Pain
Neuropathic Pain (NeuP)
Pain and Movement
Pain and Pain Management in Non-Human Species
- Pain Education
Pain in Childhood
Pain in Older Persons
- Pain Related to Torture, Organized Violence, and War
Sex, Gender, and Pain
Systematic Reviews in Pain Relief
Provide input on international
pain-related issues through IASP committee membership.
Access our comprehensive, up-to-date
website for IASP members. Find details on the World Congress and the
Global Year Against Pain, plus an online Membership Directory,
pain-related news and events, pain discussion forums, an online
bookstore, and much more.