2019 Global Year Against Pain in the Most Vulnerable

Welcome to the 2019 Global Year! 

This 2019 Global Year Against Pain in the Most Vulnerable focuses on the following vulnerable populations:

  • Pain in older persons (including pain in dementia)
  • Pain in infants and young children
  • Pain in individuals with cognitive impairments (non dementia-related) or psychiatric disorders
  • Pain in survivors of torture

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

Read an updated message from IASP President Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Prof., Dr. Med, PhD

Read interviews with co-chairs Miriam Kunz, PhD and Patricia Schofield, PhD

Follow the #GYPainVulnerable conversation and IASP on LinkedInFacebook, and Twitter to learn about updates to this site.




Resources

“The Global Year has highlighted the tremendous expertise that we have around the world in these areas with our publications, webinars, and other events. It is now time to take up the gauntlet and rise to the challenge for all of the patients in our care, recognizing their individual needs and requirements.” – Global Year Co-chair Patricia Schofield, PhD (UK)

“It has been great to see all the support, effort, work and enormous interest with regard to the Global Year and its activities throughout the world in the last months. I feel that the Global Year is immensely contributing to a better awareness of pain in vulnerable individuals and to a better understanding of how to assess and manage pain in these individuals.” – Global Year Co-chair Miriam Kunz, PhD (Germany)

Global Year Task Force

Miriam Kunz, PhD (Germany), Co-Chair of 2019 Global Year
Patricia Schofield, PhD (UK), Co-Chair of 2019 Global Year
Amanda C de C Williams, PhD (UK)
Stephen Gibson, PhD (Australia)
Stefan Friedrichsdorf, MD (USA)
Ruth Defrin, PhD (Israel)
Zubaidah Jamil, PhD (Malaysia)
Liesbet Goubert, PhD (Belgium)
Aida Alayarian, PhD (United Kingdom)
Gisele Pickering, MD, PhD (France)


How to Participate

Fact Sheets on Pain in the Most Vulnerable

Below are Global Year Fact Sheets prepared by top experts on various aspects of vulnerable populations. IASP thanks the scientists and clinicians who wrote and reviewed the Fact Sheets. The documents are free to download.

Pain in older persons, including pain in dementia

Pain in infants and children

Pain in individuals with cognitive impairments (non dementia-related) or psychiatric disorders

Pain in survivors of torture