2020 Global Year for the Prevention of Pain

Welcome to the 2020 Global Year for the Prevention of Pain! 

This year's theme focuses on disseminating pain prevention strategies to researchers, clinicians, and patients.

By providing free factsheets, webinars, publications, and more, we hope this campaign helps lead to better patient outcomes, and contribute towards IASP's vision of global pain relief. 

Read the welcome message from IASP President Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Prof., Dr. Med, PhD

Read a welcome message from co-chairs Esther Pogatzki-Zhan, Prof. Dr. med. and Brona Fullen, PhD

Read interviews with co-chairs Esther Pogatzki-Zhan, Prof. Dr. med. and Brona Fullen, PhD

To join the conversation, use #GlobalYear2020 and #IASPGlobalYear on LinkedInFacebook, and Twitter.

Use our media kit, including logos and shareable graphics, to elevate the conversation of pain prevention, and help spread the word about this year's Global Year theme.


Global Year Task Force

Esther Pogatzki-Zhan, PhD, Co-Chair (Germany)
Brona Fullen, PhD, Co-Chair (Ireland)
Fiona Campbell, MD (Canada)
Greg Dussor, PhD (USA)
Fiona Hodson, BSc (Australia)
Zubaidah Jamil Osman, PhD (Malaysia)
Ulrike Kaiser, Dr. med (Germany)
Patricia Lavand'homme, MD (Belgium)
Katherine Martucci, PhD (USA)
Romy Parker, PhD (South Africa)
Gisele Pickering, MD, PhD (France)
Felipe Reis, PhD (Brazil)
Stephan Schug, MD (Australia)
Takahiro Ushida, MD, PHD (Japan)

How to Participate

There are so many ways you can get involved in the Global Year campaign to increase and diffuse knowledge about pain prevention.

  • Use this checklist as a guide to help you sponsor a meeting, symposium, or other event
  • Learn more about the spokespeople behind the 2020 Global Year
  • Tell us about your upcoming Global Year activities
  • Follow the conversation using #GlobalYear2020 and #IASPGlobalYear on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter to learn about the latest Global Year publications, resources, and activities
  • Join IASP

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