Abdominal and Pelvic Pain

The SIG on Abdominal and Pelvic Pain aims to:

  • Provide a forum for members to engage in discussion on the diagnosis and management of pain perceived in the Abdominal and Pelvic areas.
  • Promote a multidisciplinary approach to patients with abdominal and pelvic pain. Including the development of global guidelines, in which pain, its associated distress, physical disability and associated disorders are the central subject, independent of the medical specialties (e.g. urology, gynecology and gastro-enterology)
  • Provide guidance for training in pain management in abdominal and pelvic pain and for clinics that deliver this management.
  • Disseminate up to date knowledge of abdominal and pelvic pain by setting up educational programs for patients and caregivers.
  • Implement modern systems (e.g. web-based maps) to propagate the guidelines for daily use in patient care.
  • Support and develop educational initiatives (including meetings) to disseminate the issues around these pains to a broader audience.

Newsletters Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

  • SIG Business Meeting
    28 June 2021 - [12:45 - 13:45]
    World Congress on Pain | Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Past Meetings

  • 4th World Congress of Abdominal and Pelvic Pain
    11-12 May 2019 | London, UK

  • 17th World Congress on Pain
    12-16, 2018 | Boston, MA
Discussion Forum

Follow the steps below to access the Abdominal & Pelvic Pain SIG online discussion forum, Groupsite: 

  • Login into your IASP account
  • Click on "My Account"
  • Scroll down to "My Group Memberships"
  • Click on your listed SIG - "Abdominal & Pelvic Pain"

  • Five Questions for Bert Messelink, Immediate Past Chair of the SIG on Abdominal and Pelvic Pain
    Read the interview that appeared in the October edition of Pain: E-Monthly.

  • Emeran Mayer, MD,  speaks about brain-gut microbiome interactions and relationships to health and illness at a UCLA-hosted TEDx Talk in October 2015. 
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Officers [Term 2019-2021]

Chair: Katy Vincent (United Kingdom)

Past Chair: Qasim Aziz (United Kingdom)

Secretary/Treasurer: Sandy Hilton (United States)

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