Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

The SIG on Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) aims to:

  • Provide a forum for members to engage in free and frank communication on the diagnosis and management of pain syndromes of the sympathetic nervous system.
  • Bring focus to new developments in the field in basic and clinical research.
  • Assimilate the views of the different medical disciplines and patient reports about pain and the sympathetic nervous system.

The IASP accepted criteria for CRPS follows:
Harden, R. N., Bruehl, S., Perez, R. S., Birklein, F., Marinus, J., Maihofner, C., Lubenow, T., Buvanendran, A., Mackey, S., and Graciosa, J. (2010). "Validation of proposed diagnostic criteria (the “Budapest Criteria”) for complex regional pain syndrome." PAIN, 150(2), 268-274. These criteria are described in the IASP Classification of Chronic Pain.


World Congress on PainUpcoming CRPS SIG Meetings!

Our next CRPS SIG satellite meeting will be in Amsterdam in August 2020 with the World Congress on Pain. In 2019, we encourage members to attend the Congress of the European Pain Federation EFIC in Valencia September 4-7. As a part of EFIC, leaders in the field of CRPS research will present a workshop, “New Aspects of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome” on September 5, 2019 from 10:30-12:00 PM.

Newsletters

The IASP SIG on Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) keeps an archive of published newsletters under its previous name of Pain and Sympathetic Nervous System (PSNS).

Go to the Archive

Meetings

Upcoming Meetings:

  1. Congress of the European Pain Federation EFIC - Valencia September 4-7
    CRPS Research -  “New Aspects of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome”
    Date: September 5, 2019 (10:30 AM-12:00 PM)
  2. CRPS SIG satellite meeting - (World Congress) Amsterdam, August 2020

 

Past Meetings:

  1. CRPS SIG Satellite meeting 2018 in partnership with the Acute Pain SIG
    Boston, MA, 2018
    'The cascade from tissue injury to CRPS: beyond "chronification?" 
    View Program
  2. SIG on Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Cork, Ireland, 2017
    http://crpscork2017.com/
    The conference theme, “Working together is to succeed,” focused on the role of multidisciplinary team management and the importance of partnership to help identify, treat, and understand the nature of this disabling pain condition.
    View Cork 2017 Presentation. *Must be logged into IASP account to view PDF on CRPS SIG Groupsite.
Discussion Forum

Click Here to access the Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) SIG Groupsite (you must log in with your IASP credentials). 

Resources

IASP members can contact the CRPS SIG Communications Liaison, Amanda Stone, at crps.iasp@gmail.com. Members of the general public should contact IASP at iaspdesk@iasp-pain.org with inquiries about the SIG.

 

The following resources are included to provide support to individuals looking for further information on CRPS. IASP is not responsible for the content listed on these sites.

Research

International Research Consortium for CRPS
Core outcome measures for CRPS research studies (COMPACT)

Local Communities

United Kingdom: CRPS UK Clinical Research Network
United States: RSDSA
Canada: RSD Canada: Promoting Awareness of RSD and CRPS in Canada

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Officers [Term 2018-2020]

Chair: Andreas Goebel (United Kingdom)

Vice Chair: Frank Birklein (Germany)

Past Chair: Candy McCabe (United Kingdom)

Secretary/Treasurer: Jenny Lewis (United Kingdom)

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