IASP Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Matthew D'Uva Announces His Resignation

Nov 21, 2019


IASP Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Matthew D'Uva has announced his plans to resign from IASP to become the Chief Executive Officer at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) based on Alexandria, Virginia, USA. Matthew’s last day at IASP will be Friday, 17 January 2020.


In a statement, IASP President Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Dr. Med., PhD said: “Matthew has been instrumental in IASP’s continued growth as the global leader in pain research, education and practice since he joined IASP in 2015. Through his work, IASP is in an exceptionally strong place with an ambitious strategic plan and an impressive collection of new member programs such as IASP’s new Pain Education Resource Center (PERC), the IASP Pain Research Forum (PRF) and RELIEF and IASP’s new open access journal, PAIN Reports. Also, Matthew has been instrumental in enhancing IASP’s relationships with key global stakeholders including IASP SIG leadership, federations and chapters and in growing IASP programs across the world including new programs in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Furthermore, Matthew has been a great partner in our efforts to increase new funding opportunities from outside partnerships in support of a number of IASP programs including Pain Schools, Pain Camps, IASP Grants and Fellowships and additional new programs that benefit members globally. On behalf of the IASP Membership, we extend our gratitude to Matthew for his work and will miss his energy and passion.”

"It has been an honor to serve as CEO of IASP. I will miss being part of this community including the partnership and support of our members and volunteer leadership along with the amazing secretariat staff," said Matthew. " I am extremely proud of our joint achievements, and I know that IASP is well positioned for continued success in the future."

Past President Judith Turner will chair the search committee for the next Chief Executive Officer. The search committee will work with an executive search firm specializing in non-profit associations to advise and help manage the search. More information about the search will be shared in January 2020. In the meantime, Matthew will continue to work closely with the IASP Council and staff on key priorities including preparations for the upcoming World Congress on Pain in Amsterdam.

If you have any questions or comments, please direct them to IASP.President@iasp-pain.org.