Pain After Surgery

The 2017 IASP Global Year Against Pain After Surgery had several purposes: 

  • Disseminate information worldwide about pain after surgery 
  • Educate pain researchers as well as health-care professionals who see the issues associated with such pain first-hand in their interactions with patients
  • Increase awareness of postsurgical pain among public officials, members of the media, and the general public
  • Encourage government leaders, health-care organizations, and others to support policies that result in improved management of pain after surgery 



Global Year Task Force

Daniel B. Carr (USA), MD, DABPM, FFPMANZCA (Hon), Chair of IASP Special Interest Group on Acute Pain, Co-Chair
Bart Morlion (Belgium), MD, PhD, DESA, President-elect, European Pain Federation, EFIC, Co-Chair
Robert I. Cohen (USA) , MD
Patricia Lavand'homme (Belgium), MD, PhD
Winfried Meissner (Germany), MD
Esther Pogatzky-Zahn (Germany), Prof. Dr.med
Stephan Schug (Australia), MD, FANZCA, FFPMANZCA
Audun Stubhaug (Norway), MD, PhD
Chris Wells (UK), MB, ChB, LRCP, MRCS, LMCC, FRCA, FIPP