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.

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Newsletters Meetings

Upcoming Meeting(s):

  • Advances in Pediatric Pain Prevention and Treatment
    From Basic to Clinical Application
    4 August 2020 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Meeting Agenda

  • 13th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain
    25-28 March 2021
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Past Meeting(s):

  • 12th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain
    16-20 June 2019 | Basel Switzerland
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  • Pediatric Pain Management - State of the Art Science
    10-11 September 2018 | Boston, Massachusetts (USA)
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  • 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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Officers [Term 2018-2020]

Executive Committee

President: Ananda Fernandes (Portugal)

Past-President: Carl von Baeyer (Canada)

President-Elect: Stefan Friedrichsdorf (USA)

Secretary: Lindsey Cohen (USA)

Treasurer: Marsha Campbell-Yeo (Canada)


Christine Chambers, PhD (Canada) (2014-2019)

Deirdre Logan, PhD (USA) (2015-2020)

Liesbet Goubert, PhD (Belgium) (2018-2023)

Line Caes, PhD (United Kingdom) (2017-2022)

Maria Fitzgerald, PhD (United Kingdom) (2014-2019)

Ricardo Carbajal, MD (France) (2015-2020)

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

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