Global Year Against Visceral Pain Poster
This year IASP has developed a poster for the Global Year campaign.
You are welcome to use it to publicize your Global Year Against Visceral
Note: If you
would like a translated version of the Global Year logo or posters,
please contact IASP.
IASP Publications Available for Download
Year Event Checklist
- Functional Abdominal Pain - Pain: Clinical
Updates, Volume XXI, Issue 2 (June 2013), Authors: Adam D. Farmer,
- Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Pelvic Pain -
Pain: Clinical Updates, Volume XXI, Issue 1 (June 2013),
Authors: Dean A Tripp, J. Curtis Nickel
- Guide to Pain Management in Low-Resource Settings
(2010) – Chapter 3: Physiology of Pain. Author: Nilesh B. Patel.
Chapter 30: Dysmenorrhea, Pelvic Pain, and Endometriosis. Author: Susan
- Chronic Pelvic and Urogenital Pain Syndromes –
Pain: Clinical Updates, Volume XVI, Issue 6 (September 2008).
Author: Ursula Wesselmann.
- Gender, Pain, and the Brain – Pain:
Clinical Updates, Volume XVI, Issue 3 (April 2008). Author: Stuart
W. G. Derbyshire.
- Visceral Pain – Pain: Clinical
Updates, Volume XIII, Issue 6 (December 2005). Author: Maria Adele
- Why Children's Pain Matters – Pain:
Clinical Updates, Volume XIII, Issue 4 (September 2005). Authors:
G. Allen Finley, Linda S. Franck, Ruth E. Grunau, and Carl L. von
- Genetics, Pain, and Analgesia – Pain:
Clinical Updates, Volume XIII, Issue 3 (September 2005). Authors:
Hyungsuk Kim and Raymond A. Dionne.
- Acute Pain and Immune Impairment – Pain:
Clinical Updates, Volume XIII, Issue 1 (March 2005). Author: Gayle
- Core Curriculum for Professional Education in Pain, 3rd
Edition (2005) – Part IV: Clinical States, C: Visceral Pain,
Chapters 34 through 36
- Pain of Urogenital Origin – Pain: Clinical
Updates, Volume VIII, Issue 5 (September 2000). Authors: Ursula
Wesselmann, Florella Magora, and Vicki Ratner.
- Classification of Chronic Pain (1994) – Part
I: Topics and Codes, F: Visceral and Other Syndromes of the Trunk Apart
from Spinal and Radicular Pain; Part II: Detailed Descriptions of Pain
Syndromes, B and F.
IASP Publications Available for Purchase
Some Laws of Visceral Pain
The Medway Osteopathic Clinic offers a vBulletin CMS, maintained in part
by Gary Lutz. Featured on the website is a forum with many subforums,
including the Manipulation Course, which has The Visceral Nervous System
within it. The Visceral Nervous System offers several threads, and the
most relevant is "Some Laws of Visceral Pain." View the forum at www.lutzresource.com.
Visceral Pain – The Ins and Outs, the Ups and
Shafaq Sikandar and Anthony H. Dickenson wrote a manuscript through the
UK PubMed Central. The article informs readers on patients with visceral
pain, the mechanisms of their pain, and their treatments. Read the
journal at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.
Pathobiology of Visceral Pain: Molecular Mechanisms and
The American Physiological Society provides articles from their American
Journal of Physiology. They published five articles with the title of
Pathobiology of Visceral Pain: Molecular Mechanisms and Therapeutic
Implications and five unique subtitles for each article. Read each
article at ajpgi.physiology.org.
Gastrointestinal Disease: Visceral
The Medical University of South Carolina's Health Department releases
several audio podcast for informational purposes. Dr. Linda Austin
interviewed Dr. Mark Delegge, director of the Digestive Disease Center
at MUSC, and they discussed Visceral Hypsersensitivity. Visitors may
download the podcast, listen to it, and read the transcript of it at www.muschealth.com.
The video entitled Dr. Gary W. Jay Explains the Difference Between
Somatic and Visceral Pain educates viewers about visceral pain. Dr.
Jay describes somatic and visceral pain and their distinctions, and he
provides examples for clarification. View the video at www.youtube.com.
Other Organizations Dedicated to Pain Research,
Management, and Relief
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
Physicians specialized in diabetes, metabolism, and endocrinology
comprise the AACE. The association, along with their college, the
American College of Endocrinology, publishes a peer-reviewed journal.
The AACE also includes an advocacy page on their website, hosts
meetings, certifies physicians, and educates fellows-in-training. The
chapters consist of a few countries, as well as several states within
American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
The AAES supports fellowships, hosts annual meetings, and aims to
advance endocrine surgery. International leaders and American surgeons
comprise the list of members in this association.
American College of Gastroenterology
More than 12,000 physicians from 82 countries are members of the
American College of Gastroenterology, whose mission is to advance the
medical treatment and scientific study of gastrointestinal disorders.
The College strives to serve the evolving needs of physicians in the
delivery of high quality scientific, humanistic, clinical, ethical, and
cost-effective health care to gastroenterology patients.
American Gastroenterological Association
AGA focuses on advancing gastroenterology with research, publications,
education, and information. There is a foundation and a journal within
the association, and many journal articles concentrate on visceral
American Heart Association
AHA publishes educational brochures and a scientific journal, and
sponsors professional development seminars and scientific conferences.
The association provides research training and project support.
American Pancreatic Association
The non-profit corporation, APA, promotes basic and clinical research
concerning the pancreas. APA sponsors an annual meeting and produces a
multidisciplinary, international journal.
Association for the Bladder Exstrophy Community
The association serves as a support group network for patients, parents,
and health care providers of bladder exstrophy. ABC provides support
group meetings, a forum, and a quarterly newsletter.
Bladder and Bowel Foundation
The charity B&BF increases awareness and provides information and
support regarding bladder and bowel problems.
Canadian Association of Gastroenterology
The Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) was founded in 1962
to promote the study of the digestive tract in health and disease. The
Association is built on broad principles and includes individuals of
different disciplines (physicians, surgeons, pediatricians,
radiologists, basic scientists). CAG members are actively involved in
research, education and patient care in all areas of digestive health
The Canadian Society of Intestinal Research
The Canadian Society of Intestinal Research (CSIR) is a registered
non-profit organization dedicated to increasing public awareness,
providing patient educational materials, and funding medical research
regarding a broad range of gastrointestinal diseases and disorders.
Chron's & Colitis Foundation of America
The nonprofit organization thrives from its volunteer run structure and
aims to cure Chron's disease and ulcerative colitis. Through research,
support, and education, the organization improves the lives of patients
suffering from the diseases.
Crohn's and Colitis UK
Chron's and Colitis UK is the working name for The National Association
for Colitis and Crohn's Disease (NACC), which aims to improve life for
everyone affected by Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), the most common
forms being Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Together these
conditions affect about 250,000 people in the United Kingdom. The
charity brings together people of all ages who have been diagnosed with
IBD, their families, and the health professionals involved in their
The IBS Network is the United Kingdom's national charity for Irritable
Bowel Syndrome. Its mission is to inform patients with IBS and to work
with health care professionals to offer IBS support and IBS help,
creating an IBS society for facilitating self-management either
individually or through the agency of an IBS group.
International Federation of Gynecology and
The mission of FIGO is to promote the well-being of women and their
children and to raise the standard of practice in obstetrics and
gynecology around the world.
International Painful Bladder Foundation
The IPBF provides information, publishes a newsletter, and organizes
projects in order to promote awareness and knowledge of painful bladder
syndrome (PBS), interstitial cystitis (IC), chronic pelvic pain syndrome
(CPPS), and overactive bladder (OAB).
International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal
International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
(IFFGD) is a nonprofit education and research organization dedicated to
informing, assisting, and supporting people affected by gastrointestinal
International Pelvic Pain Society
The International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS) was incorporated to serve
as a forum for professional and public education about the treatment of
chronic pelvic pain.
Interstitial Cystitis Association
The Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA) is committed to finding more
effective treatments and a cure for interstitial cystitis. The ICA
promotes and funds research, educates the medical community and public,
advocates for IC patients, healthcare providers and researchers, and
offers support for IC patients and their families.
National Fibromyalgia Association
The National Fibromyalgia Association is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit
organization whose mission is to develop and execute programs dedicated
to improving the quality of life for people with fibromyalgia.
National Fibromyalgia Research Association
The National Fibromyalgia Research Association is a source for what's
new in fibromyalgia research and education. On their site you will find
fibromyalgia diagnostic criteria and an Informational Guide. Also
available is the newest material regarding the connection between the
central nervous system (Chiari & cervical spinal cord stenosis) and
Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care
The CPC provides accreditation, certification, education, tools, and
support for hospital professionals specialized and centralized in
Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of
The mission of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
is to promote optimal women's health through leadership, collaboration,
education, research and advocacy in the practice of obstetrics and
Society for Endocrinology
The Society for Endocrinology works to improve clinical and scientific
research, provide awareness, and engage high quality doctors, nurses,
and scientists in the field of endocrinology. In this scope, the society
publishes several journals, hosts conferences and training events,
organizes many meetings, arranges a variety of informative public
events, and offers a multitude of grants, awards, and prizes.
Vulvar Pain Foundation
The VP (Vulvar Pain) Foundation was established in 1992 as a non-profit
organization to end the isolation of women suffering from vulvar pain
and related disorders (fibromyalgia, interstitial cystitis, irritable
bowel). The Foundation's purposes are to give reliable information,
hope, safety, and success to sufferers and their families, to advance
the standard of medical practice in treating vulvar pain syndrome, and
to promote scientific research.