This is my last President’s Message, and I would like to thank you for the privilege of serving as the President of IASP. It has truly been an honor. It has been such a pleasure getting to know many of you and working with such an impressive, dedicated group of volunteers. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our many volunteers, including those who put in countless hours on our Council, committees, working groups, and task forces. Our organization is indeed rich in talent, dedication, and passion.
The list of initiatives and activities that I am proud to have been a part of over the past two years is too long to summarize here, but I hope you will come hear about these at the IASP General Assembly at the World Congress on Pain on Sunday, September 16, at 10:45 am. In addition to my report on the highlights of our activities during the past two years, our Treasurer and publications editors will also provide reports, and President-Elect Lars Arendt-Nielsen will share his exciting plans for the next two years. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about all we do and our plans going forward. I think you will be impressed! Our organization is healthy and thriving, and we are lucky to have such a talented and energetic group of new Councilors joining our equally talented and energetic current Councilors in guiding us forward. You’ll meet them at the General Assembly.
I hope you share my pride in being a member of IASP. I am especially proud that, in the last two years, we have provided nearly $1 million in grants, fellowships, and support of pain camps and schools globally. I am excited to meet many of the awardees and school and camp graduates in Boston.
I look forward to greeting you at the Welcome Reception at the World Congress on Pain in Boston. Thank you for being a member of IASP and thank you again for the opportunity to serve as President.
Judith A. Turner, PhD