Pain Education

The theme of the 2018 Global Year for Excellence in Pain Education is “Bridging the gap between knowledge and practice.” Our goal is to make a difference in four domains:

You will find publications, resources, and ways to participate in Global Year events on pain education on this page and on the pages to which each domain is linked.

Be sure to follow the #GYPainEducation conversation and IASP on LinkedInFacebook, and Twitter to learn about updates to this site.


Welcome to the 2018 Global Year!
Read the message from IASP President Judith A. Turner, PhD

Read the Prospectus for the 2018 Global Year, which outlines its purposes and aims

  • Listen to an interview with Task Force Chair Dr. Paul Wilkinson about the Global Year and the benefits of pain management programs

Global Year Task Force

Paul Wilkinson, MB, BS, B.Med.Sci, M.Clin.Ed., MRCGP, FRCA, FFPMRCA (UK), Chair of IASP SIG on Pain Education
Mary Cardosa, MBBS (Malaysia)
Eloise Carr, BSc (Hons), RN, PGCEA, RNT, MSc, PhD (Canada)
Scott M. Fishman, MD (USA)
Deborah Gordon, RN, DNP, FAAN (USA)
Beth B. Hogans, MS, MD, PhD (USA)
Hellen Kariuki, BDs, MSc, PhD (Kenya)
Andreas Kopf, MD (Germany)
Michael Nicholas, PhD (Australia)
Jamir J. Sarda Jr., PhD (Brazil)
Maureen J. Simmonds, PhD (USA)
Flo Slomp, MSc. (Canada)
David M. Walton, PT, PhD (Canada)
Judy Watt-Watson, RN, MSc, PhD (Canada)

How to Participate

Translated Fact Sheets

Check here periodically for Fact Sheets translated into various languages. We will post these as they become available. Please let us know if you would like to translate the Fact Sheets.

Aims of the Global Year