World Congress on Pain. Our biennial World Congress on Pain, the world’s premier gathering on the topic, is international and multidisciplinary. The program comprises plenary sessions, workshops, poster sessions, and refresher courses, and attendees may receive continuing medical education credits. The 16th World Congress on Pain took place in Yokohama, Japan, September 26 - 30, 2016. The 17th World Congress on Pain will take place in Boston, Mass., USA, September 12 - 16, 2018.
Publications. IASP publishes two journals: PAIN, devoted to original research on the nature, mechanisms, and treatment of pain; and PAIN Reports, an online, open access, multidisciplinary journal that advances clinical, applied, and basic research. IASP also publishes PAIN: Clinical Updates as a channel of PAIN Reports. Each edition provides the latest information on clinical topics in the pain field. IASP's member e-newsletter, PAIN: E-Monthly, keeps members abreast of news about the association. In addition, IASP Press produces timely, high-quality books for scientists and clinicians interested in pain research and management.
Education. IASP sponsors research symposia on specific pain-related topics and provides grants, awards, and fellowships to support international pain research. Through its Developing Countries Project, IASP offers grants and education programs to improve pain education for clinicians in developing countries.
Advocacy. Every year, IASP sponsors the Global Year Against Pain to raise awareness of different aspects of pain. In 2017, the theme is the Global Year Against Pain After Surgery.