Pain in Childhood

ISPP 2019The SIG on Pain in Childhood aims to:

  • Promote education about pain in children
  • Share relevant information about children's pain control
  • Advance our ability to alleviate children's pain from an international and interdisciplinary perspective
  • Encourage research, particularly multicenter studies and studies that focus on unique problems of pediatric patients, including newborns.

Learn about the latest about pediatric pain science at the World Congress on Pain!

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The IASP SIG on Pain in Childhood keeps an archive of published newsletters. 

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The SIG sponsors an International Symposium on Pediatric Pain every two years. This is the premier international meeting on research and clinical improvement for all children in pain.

Upcoming Meetings

ISPP 2019

June 16 to 20, 2019, Basel, Switzerland
12th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain,
"Children and Families as Partners in Pain Management"

Past Meetings

11th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2017
10th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain: Seattle, Washington, USA, 2015
9th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain: Stockholm, Sweden, 2013
Previous International Symposia, starting in 1988, are listed at

August 26, 2012, Milan, Italy
"The Basic and Clinical Science of Challenging Pediatric Pain Syndromes," official satellite symposium of the 14th World Congress on Pain.

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Executive Committee

  • President: Ananda Fernandes, PhD (Portugal) (2018-2020)
  • Past-President: Carl von Baeyer, PhD (Canada) (2018-2020)
  • President-Elect: Stefan Friedrichsdorf, MD (USA) (2018-2020)
  • Secretary: Lindsey Cohen, PhD (USA) (2018-2020)
  • Treasurer: Marsha Campbell-Yeo, RN, PhD (Canada) (2018-2020)


  • Christine Chambers, PhD (Canada) (2014-2019)
  • Deirdre Logan, PhD (USA) (2015-2020)
  • Liesbet Goubert, PhD (Belgium) (2018-2023)
  • Line Caes, PhD (United Kingdom) (2017-2022)
  • Maria Fitzgerald, PhD (United Kingdom) (2014-2019)
  • Ricardo Carbajal, MD (France) (2015-2020)

Liaison to IASP Council

  • Allen Finley, MD (Canada) (2017-2019)

All terms begin Jan 1 of the start year shown and end Dec 31 of the end year shown.

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