Pain, Mind, and Movement

The SIG on Pain, Mind, and Movement aims to act as a multidisciplinary forum of communication in order to:

  1. Improve the standard of care provided to patients with disabling pain in order to improve physical and psychological functioning and increase participation in daily life.
  2. Empower health professionals and patients to play active roles in the rehabilitation process.
  3. Encourage basic and clinical research on how mind and movement affect disabling pain.
  4. Facilitate the translation of evidence into clinical practice and to mediate the implementation of new diagnostics and treatments.
  5. Foster communication between researchers, clinicians and patients to drive research and stimulate international study.

The IASP SIG on Pain, Mind, and Movement keeps an archive of published newsletters.

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The Pain, Mind, and Movement SIG presented a satellite symposium at the 17th World Congress on Pain in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. This satellite symposium, Pain, Mind, & Movement: Applying Science to the Clinic, included keynote lectures from Marco M. Loggia on Imaging Neuroinflammation in Human Pain Disorders and Adriaan Louw on Pain Neuroscience Education in Clinical Practice: State of the Art and Future Avenues. 

View Satellite Symposium Program

View book of abstracts.

The Pain, Mind, and Movement SIG presented a topical workshop at the 16th World Congress on Pain. The topic of the workshop was Pain, Mind, and Movement Across the Lifespan: Integrating Science into Practice When Treating Pain in Children, Adults, and the Elderly.

The workshop covered pain, mind, and movement in children, presented by Rickard Wicksell (Karolinska Institutet, Sweden); adults, presented by Lorimer Moseley (University of South Australia, Australia); and the elderly with osteoarthritis, presented by Timothy Wideman (McGill University, Canada).

Discussion Forum

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Officers [Term 2018-2021]

Chair: Felipe Reis (Brazil)

Vice Chair: N/A

Past Chair: Romy Parker (South Africa)

Treasurer: Katie McBee (USA)

Secretary: Anabela Silva (Portugal)

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