Pain in Childhood

ISPP2017The 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.

The IASP SIG on Pain in Childhood keeps an archive of published newsletters from 1997 onward.

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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

July 6 to 9, 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
11th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain
"Understanding Pain In Children: Take The First Step"

2019: Invitation to host. See

Past Meetings

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

  • Carl von Baeyer, PhD (Canada) - President (2015-2017)
  • Gary A. Walco, PhD (USA) - Past-President (2015-2017)
  • Ananda Fernandes, PhD (Portugal) - President-Elect (2015-2017)
  • Lindsey Cohen, PhD (USA) - Secretary (2015-2017)


  • Sunny Anand, MD (USA) (2010-2016)
  • Chris Eccleston, PhD (United Kingdom) (2010-2016)
  • Maria Fitzgerald, PhD (United Kingdom) (2014-2019)
  • Christine Chambers, PhD (Canada) (2014-2019)
  • Deirdre Logan, PhD (USA) (2015-2020)
  • Marsha Campbell-Yeo, RN, PhD (Canada) (2015-2020)
  • Ricardo Carbajal, MD (France) (2015-2020)

Liaison to IASP Council

  • Mary Cardosa, MBBS (Malaysia)

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