2014-2015 Neuropathic Pain

Neuropathic pain is pain that arises as a direct consequence of a lesion or diseases affecting the somatosensory system. Despite the availability of many effective drugs and guidelines for the treatment of neuropathic pain, evidence from the United States and Europe suggests that they are not widely used, and many cases remain under- or untreated.

Srinivasa Raja MD and Maija Haanpää MD, representing the IASP Special Interest Group on Neuropathic Pain, led an international IASP task force to plan this year’s campaign and create the fact sheets.

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Letter from the IASP President

Dear IASP members and supporters,

I am pleased to announce the 2014-2015 Global Year Against Neuropathic Pain campaign, which will launch on Monday, October 20, 2014. Neuropathic pain is pain that arises as a direct consequence of a lesion or diseases affecting the somatosensory system.

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Future Global Year Against Pain Campaigns

Beginning in 2016, the Global Year campaigns will begin in January of the calendar year.

2016 – Global Year Against Pain in the Joints

2017 – Global Year Against Pain After Surgery

2018 – Global Year for Excellence in Pain Education

About the Global Year Against Pain

IASP sponsors and promotes the Global Year Against Pain, a yearlong initiative designed to raise international awareness of pain. Each year, IASP focuses on a different aspect of pain that has global implications.

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