Acute Pain

The SIG on Acute Pain advances and promotes the understanding of mechanisms, assessment, prevention, and management of acute pain through the following activities:

  • Collaboration between basic and clinical research.
  • Study of the underlying mechanisms of acute pain, including the transition from acute to chronic pain, and the implications of acute pain therapy for clinical outcome and quality of life.
  • Exchange of guideline developments, its methodology and implementation strategies.
  • Exchange of information and experience about the assessment and treatment of acute pain, both within IASP and in exchanges with other national and international NGOs such as the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists.
  • Identification and implementation of programs to minimize the development of acute pain and related suffering.
  • Furthering the educational objectives of the SIG via international meetings, an annual symposium, workshops at IASP World Congresses, Congress satellite meetings, a newsletter, and the IASP website.

Newsletters Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

  • Acute Pain SIG Symposium
    Preventing Chronification of Acute Pain and its Consequences
    27 June 2021 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Meeting Agenda

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

Past Meetings

  • Acute Pain Pre-EFIC Event
    Pain After Surgery in Vulnerable Patients
    September 3, 2019| Valencia, Spain

  • 11th Congress of the European Pain Federation EFIC
    September 4-7, 2019| Valencia, Spain
  • September 12-16, 2018| Boston, MA
    APSIG Satellite Meeting at the 17th World Congress on Pain

  • September 5, 2017| Copenhagen, Denmark
    "Pain After Surgery," satellite symposium at the 10th Congress of the European Pain Federation EFIC. View Minutes

  • September 25, 2016| Yokohama, Japan
    "Are Perioperative Opioids Obsolete?" official satellite symposium of the 16th World Congress on Pain. View Minutes
    View Video Playlist

  • August 26, 2012| Milan, Italy
    "The Challenges of Acute Pain Management," official satellite symposium of the 14th World Congress on Pain
Discussion Forum

Follow the steps below to access the Acute 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 - "Acute Pain"

 Join the Acute Pain SIG conversation on Twitter! Follow the Acute Pain SIG @APSIGI


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Officers [Term 2018-2022]

Chair: Esther Pogatzki-Zahn (Germany) 

Vice Chair: Patricia Lavand’homme (Belgium)

Past Chair: Stephan Schug (Australia) 

Treasurer: Audun Stubhaug (Norway)

Secretary: Jane Quinlan (United Kingdom)

Newsletter co-editors: Babita Ghai (India) and Felicia Cox (United Kingdom)

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