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.

Attend the Satellite Symposium at the 10th Congress of the European Pain Federation EFIC in Copenhagen, Denmark on September 5, 2017. The topic will be ‘Pain After Surgery’ in line with the initiatives of IASP related to 2017 being the Global Year Against Pain After Surgery. The meeting offers a line-up of invited world-renowned speakers in the area of postoperative pain management. View preliminary program.

For details on the Pre-Congress Satellite meeting and to register, please visit: www.efic2017.kenes.com/scientific-information/pre-congress-satellite-symposia.

Acute Pain SIG Satellite Symposium Pain After Surgery PDF
Newsletters

August 2016March 2016 | May 2015 | September 2014 | April 2014

The IASP SIG on Acute Pain keeps an archive of newsletters dating from 2007.

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Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

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

Past Meetings

September 25, 2016, Yokohama, Japan
"Are Perioperative Opioids Obsolete?" official satellite symposium of the 16th World Congress on Pain 
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August 26, 2012, Milan, Italy
"The Challenges of Acute Pain Management," official satellite symposium of the 14th World Congress on Pain

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Officers

Term 2016-2018

Chair: Stephan Schug (Australia)
Vice Chair: Esther Pogatzki-Zahn (Germany)
Treasurer: Audun Stubhaug (Norway)
Secretary: Jane Quinlan (UK)
Newsletter editor: Robert Hurley (USA)
Newsletter co-editors: Robert Cohen (USA) & Babita Ghai (India)
Liaisons to PAIN OUT: Ruth Zaslansky (Germany) and Winfried Meissner (Germany)
Liaison to IASP Council: TBA
Liaison to Education SIG: Elizabeth Ogboli Nwasor (Nigeria)
Liaison to World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists: Sean Chetty (South Africa)

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