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.

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Upcoming Meetings

  • Pain, Mind & Movement SIG Symposium
    Interfacing Evidence in Clinical Practice
    27 June 2021 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Meeting Agenda

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

Past Meetings

  • 16th World Congress on Pain
    Topical Workshop - Pain, Mind, and Movement Across the Lifespan:
    Integrating Science into Practice When Treating Pain in Children, Adults, and the Elderly
    2016 | Yokohama, Japan

Discussion Forum

Follow the steps below to access the Pain, Mind & Movement 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, Mind & Movement"


IASP members can use the Online Membership Directory to locate contact information for the SIG officers.

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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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