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.
Remembering Professor Roberto Perez, CRPS SIG chair
Professor Roberto Perez, our most recent CRPS SIG chair, died on September 7th, 2017. Roberto was a dear friend and collaborator to many of our SIG members and will sincerely be missed by our academic community. Roberto was a Physiotherapist by profession, and Professor of Pain and Pain Therapy Research at VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam. Candy McCabe, past president of the CRPS SIG, has written a heartfelt memorial which can be accessed at BodyinMind.
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
CRPS SIG Satellite meeting 2018 in partnership with the Acute Pain SIG
Date: September 11, 2018
Theme: 'The cascade from tissue injury to CRPS: beyond "chronification"'?
Location: Boston, MA; Tufts University
This Satellite meeting will precede the IASP World Congress in Boston.
The CRPS SIG meeting 2019
Date: Tentatively, September 3, 2019
Location: Bergamo, Italy
This will be a Satellite to the European Pain Federation meeting in Valencia (September 4-7, 2019). Details to follow.
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.
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Chair-Elect (Acting Chair): Andreas Goebel (UK)
Past Chair: Candy McCabe (UK)
Secretary/Treasurer: Jenny Lewis (UK)
Scientific Committee Chair: Lone Knudsen (Denmark)
IASP Council Liaison
Serge Perrot (France)
Amanda Stone (US)
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