G. Allen Finley, MD, FRCPC, (Canada), Treasurer


Professor of Anesthesia & Psychology, Dalhousie University

Dr. Stewart Wenning Chair in Pediatric Pain Management and Director, Centre for Pediatric Pain Research, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, NS, Canada


IASP Activities

1995-1997 Task Force on World Wide Web Development

2005-2006 Coordinator, Global Year Against Pain in Childhood

2006 Developing Countries Working Group (Chair: 2014 - 2016)

2006 - 2008 Scientific Program Committee: World Congress on Pain, Glasgow 

Professional Background

I have been committed to clinical practice and research in children’s pain since 1989. In 1993, I initiated the Pediatric-Pain email discussion list, bringing together more than 1000 researchers and clinicians worldwide. While President of the SIG on Pain in Childhood, and during the Global Year on Children’s Pain, I focused attention on advocacy for improved care, research, and attention to untreated pediatric pain globally. I’ve also served on the Canadian Pain Society Executive and other local and international committees. My recent research focus has been on pain as a global health issue and research mobilization to develop pain services in resource-limited settings. (http://tinyurl.com/gaf-cits; http://pediatric-pain.ca)

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