Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
The SIG on Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) aims to:
- Provide a forum for members to engage in free and frank communication on the diagnosis and management of pain syndromes of the sympathetic nervous system.
- Bring focus to new developments in the field in basic and clinical research.
- Assimilate the views of the different medical disciplines and patient reports about pain and the sympathetic nervous system.
The IASP accepted criteria for CRPS follows:
Harden, R. N., Bruehl, S., Perez, R. S., Birklein, F., Marinus, J., Maihofner, C., Lubenow, T., Buvanendran, A., Mackey, S., and Graciosa, J. (2010). "Validation of proposed diagnostic criteria (the “Budapest Criteria”) for complex regional pain syndrome." PAIN, 150(2), 268-274. These criteria are described in the IASP Classification of Chronic Pain.
Upcoming CRPS SIG Meetings!
Our next CRPS SIG satellite meeting will be in Amsterdam in August 2020 with the World Congress on Pain. In 2019, we encourage members to attend the Congress of the European Pain Federation EFIC in Valencia September 4-7. As a part of EFIC, leaders in the field of CRPS research will present a workshop, “New Aspects of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome” on September 5, 2019 from 10:30-12:00 PM.
The IASP SIG on Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) keeps an archive of published newsletters under its previous name of Pain and Sympathetic Nervous System (PSNS).
Go to the Archive
- Congress of the European Pain Federation EFIC - Valencia September 4-7
CRPS Research - “New Aspects of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome”
Date: September 5, 2019 (10:30 AM-12:00 PM)
- CRPS SIG satellite meeting - (World Congress) Amsterdam, August 2020
- CRPS SIG Satellite meeting 2018 in partnership with the Acute Pain SIG
Boston, MA, 2018
'The cascade from tissue injury to CRPS: beyond "chronification?"
- SIG on Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Cork, Ireland, 2017
The conference theme, “Working together is to succeed,” focused on the role of multidisciplinary team management and the importance of partnership to help identify, treat, and understand the nature of this disabling pain condition.
View Cork 2017 Presentation. *Must be logged into IASP account to view PDF on CRPS SIG Groupsite.
Click Here to access the Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) SIG Groupsite (you must log in with your IASP credentials).
Officers [Term 2018-2020]
Chair: Andreas Goebel (United Kingdom)
Vice Chair: Frank Birklein (Germany)
Past Chair: Candy McCabe (United Kingdom)
Secretary/Treasurer: Jenny Lewis (United Kingdom)
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