John D. Loeser Distinguished Lecture Award


  • Plaque to be presented at the Congress
  • IASP membership, airfare (economy class) to the Congress, Congress registration, and accommodation expenses
  • Cash award of US$2000


 This award is intended to create a tradition that instructs, inspires, and challenges clinicians and researchers to understand human pain, and the suffering it produces, in the broadest ways possible. The recipient’s publications and teaching must demonstrate not only an expertise in their particular field but an interest in combining the insights from their work with knowledge and perspectives from other disciplines.

This award honors Dr. John D. Loeser for his many decades of dedication to the promotion of pain education and research. Funding for the award comes from the SP Hersh/MICC Educational Fund. The IASP President selects the recipients. The recipient will present a plenary lecture at the IASP World Congress.

2020 Recipient:

Robert H. Dworkin, PhD

Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Neurology, and Psychiatry | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry | USA

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