Pain in Childhood

The SIG on Pain in Childhood aims to:

  • Promote education about pain in children
  • Share relevant information about children's pain control
  • Advance our ability to alleviate children's pain from an international and interdisciplinary perspective
  • Encourage research, particularly multicenter studies and studies that focus on unique problems of pediatric patients, including newborns.

Follow us on Twitter: @childpainSIG

Newsletters Meetings

Upcoming Meeting(s):

  • Pain in Childhood SIG Symposium
    Advances in Pediatric Pain Prevention and Treatment:& From Basic Science to Clinical Application
    27 June 2021 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Meeting Agenda

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

Past Meeting(s):

  • 12th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain
    16-20 June 2019 | Basel Switzerland
    View Program

  • Pediatric Pain Management - State of the Art Science
    10-11 September 2018 | Boston, Massachusetts (USA)
    View Program

  • 11th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain
    2017 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • 10th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain
    2015 | Seattle, Washington (USA)
  • 9th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain
    2013 | Stockholm, Sweden

*Previous International Symposia, starting in 1988, are listed at

  • The Basic and Clinical Science of Challenging Pediatric Pain Syndromes
    26 August 2012 | Milan, Italy
Discussion Forum

Follow the steps below to access the Pain in Childhood 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 - "Pain in Childhood"

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*All terms begin Jan 1 of the start year shown and end Dec 31 of the end year shown.

 Executive Committee    Country - [Term]
President: Ananda Fernandes Portugal -  [2018-2020]
Past-President (retired): Carl van Baeyer   Canada -   [2018-2020]
President-Elect: Stefan Friedrichsdorf   USA -        [2018-2020]
Secretary: Lindsey Cohen USA -        [2018-2020]
Treasurer: Marsha Campbell-Yeo Canada -   [2018-2020]
Council Members   Country - [Term]
Deirdre Logan USA -        [2015-2020]
Ricardo Carbajal France -    [2015-2020]
Line Caes UK -          [2017-2021]
Liesbet Goubert Belgium -  [2018-2023]
Folaju Oyebola Nigeria -    [2020-2025]
Lorenzo Fabrizi UK -         [2020-2025]