Esther Pogatzki-Zahn, MD, PhD, (Germany)

Anesthesiologist, Pain Specialist
Professor of Anesthesia and Pain Management,
Head of Acute Pain Service, University Hospital Muenster
Principle Investigator/Head of Pain Research group “Translational Pain Research” at the University Hospital Muenster, Germany

IASP Activities

Member of the IASP scientific program committee for the Congress in Yokohama (2016) and the congress in Boston (2018)

Founding Member of the Acute Pain Special Interest Group in 2005

Newsletter editor for the Acute Pain Special Interest Group (2005-2015, Co-editor 2016-2017)

Vice-Chair of the Acute Pain Special Interest Group (2017-2018) d) Member of the Global Year “Pain after Surgery” Task Force, 2016-2017

Member of the Global Year “Acute Pain” Task Force, 2010-2011


Professional Background

As a full professor in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, I am actively involved in pain management (chair of the pain service), pain research (PI of the “Translational Pain Research” group) and teaching at the University Hospital Muenster, Germany. In particular, my research group is interested in delineating the mechanisms inherent in acute and prolonged pain after surgery (as well as cancer and neuropathic pain and itch). Furthermore, I am actively involved in pain registries (for example Pain-Out, www.pain-out.eu) and initiatives related to acute pain (for example the prospect initiative, www.postoppain.org), Cochrane analysis, guideline developments and teaching activities related to pain as well as initiatives aiming to develop new patient-related outcome parameters for certain pain states.

Disclosures
IASP Officers and Councilors Conflict of Interest