IASP Officers and Councilors

The IASP Council (board of directors) consists of the five executive officers and the councilors. Only officers and councilors have the right to vote.

Executive Officers

Five executive officers are nominated and elected by the members to serve two-year terms. These officers, who make up the Executive Committee, hold the positions of president, president-elect, immediate past-president, secretary, and treasurer. The Executive Committee is part of the IASP Council.

President:Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Dr. Med., PhD (Denmark)
President-Elect:Claudia Sommer, MD (Germany)
Past President:Judith Turner, PhD (USA)
Secretary:Michael Nicholas, PhD (Australia)
Treasurer:G. Allen Finley, MD, FRCPC (Canada)


Fifteen councilors, who together represent IASP’s international and multidisciplinary scope, are nominated and elected by the members to serve six-year terms. The year in parentheses indicates when a councilor's term expires.

Nadine Attal, MD, PhD (France) (2024)
Sushma Bhatnagar, MD, MSc (India) (2022)
Mary Cardosa, MBBS (Malaysia) (2020)
Eloise Carr, PhD (Canada) (2024)
Robert Coghill, PhD (USA) (2024)
João Garcia, MD, PhD (Brazil) (2020)
Ian Gilron, MD, MSc, FRCP(C) (Canada) (2020)
Hellen Kariuki, BDS, MSc, PhD (Kenya) (2020)
Jordi Miro, PhD (Spain) (2024)
Jeff Mogil, PhD (Canada) (2020)
Serge Perrot, MD, PhD (France) (2022)
Esther Pogatzki-Zahn, Prof. Dr. med. (Germany) (2024)
Andrew Rice, MB BS, MD, FRCP, FRCA, FFPMRCA (UK) (2022)
Emiko Senba, MD, PhD (Japan) (2022)
Michele Sterling, PhD (Australia) (2022)