2020 Global Year for the Prevention of Pain Event Planning

Your chapter or other organization can sponsor a meeting, symposium, or other event in support of the Global Year for the Prevention of Pain. Below are some guidelines to help you prepare.

  • Create an announcement to send to hospitals, healthcare centers, universities, etc. telling them about your event and asking them to include information about it on their website and in their communications
  • Use communication templates provided by IASP to invite local and/or national policymakers to the event. Ask them to give a brief speech call for greater attention to paid to pain prevention.
  • Partner with local institutions such as colleges, universities, research institutes, hospitals, medical associations, patient groups, etc. to co-sponsor your event.
  • Send notice of the event, including any posters or advertisements, to globalyear@iasp-pain.org for promotion on the website and social media channels.
  • Include the official Global Year 2020 logo and website on your communications materials to connect your event to the IASP Global Year advocacy campaign.
  • After the event, sent a brief summary to globalyear@iasp-pain.org with photos so we can share your story with the IASP community via our website, social media, and email communications.


To learn more about the Global Year for the Prevention of Pain, please visit: iasp-pain.org/GlobalYear

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