Pain eMonthly

Pain eMonthly provides information about the pain field, the association, and the activities of IASP's members, chapters, and Special Interest Groups.

President's Message

One year in the COVID-19 pandemic, we face an abundance of change not only within our own lives, but also within the health care system and pain field. As more developments about the pandemic and health affects on patients are discovered, IASP continues its mission to connect global pain professionals to stimulate and support the study of pain by sharing such information.

The recently published PAIN Reports special issue explores multiple aspects of COVID-19 and pain, including country-focused reports highlighting the impacts and challenges each country has faced. These articles grant close insight into the institutional and forced transition to telehealth care, patient-led research, and a focus on the basic and clinical science of COVID-19-related pain, neurological complications, and how the new pain syndromes compare to previously recognized post-viral pain and ME/CFS.

Just as IASP shares these peer-reviewed open access articles, I hope you take the liberty to share them with your friends and colleagues and ultimately further aid IASP’s mission and vision of connecting pain professionals around the world.

Claudia Sommer, MD

Follow Claudia on LinkedIn