Secretary Candidate: Jane C Ballantyne, MD, FRCA

Current professional title(s) and affiliation(s):
Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

A brief description of your work and interests in the pain field:
I am an anesthesiologist and pain specialist, and have practiced pain medicine since 1990.
Being chief of a large academic pain program over 12 years took me in two directions: 1) education, and 2) applying neuroscience to clinical understanding. My role in education has involved writing, lecturing, editing and leadership. The aspect of my work that I have found most engaging, and that would not have been possible without IASP, is my collaboration with neuroscientists. Although I am unashamedly a clinician and not a neuroscientist, their insights have been invaluable to my thinking, teaching and clinical practice.

A brief statement of why you are interested in running for the position:
The mission of the IASP exactly aligns with my personal career goals: to aid the progress of science and clinical practice in pain medicine. I have always been proud to be a contributing member of the IASP, and would welcome the opportunity to apply my experience, gained over many years in management and in the pain field, to the challenges the association will face over the years of global turbulence we now face.

Listing of IASP activities including current and prior IASP committees, working groups, task forces, or SIG leadership groups on which you have served:
1996 – present Member
2007-2015 Editor in Chief, Pain: Clinical Updates
2009 – present Section Editor, Associate Editor and Editorial Board Member, the journal
2008 – present Member, Systematic Reviews, Education and Ethics SIGs
2010-2016 Councilor, IASP liaison for International Pain Registry Working Group and
SIG on Pain Education within the Education Working Group, Chair,
Education Working Group Endorsement Committee
2017 - present Chair, Presidential Task Force for the development of IASP’s Position
Statement on Opioids