IASP Officers and Councilors

The IASP Council (board of directors) consists of the five executive officers and the councilors. Only officers and councilors have the right to vote.

Executive Officers

Five executive officers are nominated and elected by the members to serve two-year terms. These officers, who make up the Executive Committee, hold the positions of president, president-elect, immediate past-president, secretary, and treasurer. The Executive Committee is part of the IASP Council.

President:Judith Turner, PhD (USA)
President-Elect:Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Dr. Med., PhD (Denmark)
Past President:Rolf-Detlef Treede, Dr. Med. (Germany)
Secretary:Michael Nicholas, PhD (Australia)
Treasurer:G. Allen Finley, MD, FRCPC (Canada)


Fifteen councilors, who together represent IASP’s international and multidisciplinary scope, are nominated and elected by the members to serve six-year terms. The year in parentheses indicates when a councilor's term expires.

Sushma Bhatnagar, MD, MSc (India) (2022)
Mary Cardosa, MBBS (Malaysia) (2020)
Karen Davis, PhD (Canada) (2018)
Herta Flor, PhD (Germany) (2018)
João Garcia, MD, PhD (Brazil) (2020)
Ian Gilron, MD, MSc, FRCP(C) (Canada) (2020)
Michael Gold, PhD (USA) (2018)
Hellen Kariuki, BDS, MSc, PhD (Kenya) (2020)
Eva Kosek, MD, PhD (Sweden) (2018)
Jeff Mogil, PhD (Canada) (2020)
Serge Perrot, MD, PhD (France) (2022)
Andrew Rice, MB BS, MD, FRCP, FRCA, FFPMRCA (UK) (2022)
Claudia Sommer, MD (Germany) (2018)
Emiko Senba, MD, PhD (Japan) (2022)
Michele Sterling, PhD (Australia) (2022)


The IASP Council

Top row, from left: Karen Davis, Herta Flor, Michele Sterling, Andrew Rice, Michael Gold, Jeffrey Mogil, Ian Gilron, Sushma Bhatnagar, Eva Kosek, Claudia Sommer, Hellen Kariuki, Joao Garcia, Emiko Senba, Mary Cardoso.
Bottom row, from left: Michael Nicholas, Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Judith Turner, Executive Director Matthew D'Uva, Allen Finley, Rolf-Detlef Treede. Not pictured: Serge Perrot.


Council Photo 2016