Pain and Pain Management in Non-Human Species

The SIG on Pain and Pain Management in Non-human Species aims to:

  • Encourage basic and clinical research on the recognition of pain in animals, mechanisms of pain in animals, and management of pain in animals.
  • Encourage the use of spontaneous animal disease as a model for studying mechanisms and alleviation of human pain.
  • Encourage cross-species collaboration in pain research.
  • Act as a central point for interdisciplinary discussion of pain in non-human species.

The IASP SIG on Pain and Pain Management in Non-human Species keeps an archive of past newsletters from 2009 to 2012.

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Upcoming Meeting

Fall Non-Human SIG Meeting: The inaugural ‘Pain in Animals Workshop’ to be held at the NIH in November 2017. The aims of the workshop and all other details can be found here:

A big focus of this workshop is exploring outcome measures for naturally occurring painful disease in companion animals as models of the human conditions. Watch this this short video. 

Registration is free. Space is limited! Register here.


TheSIG maintains an archive of resources which include the following items:

  • Read the Constitution and Bylaws for the SIG on Pain and Pain Management in Non-human Species
  • View results from the 2010 NHS-SIG survey
  • 13th World Congress on Pain Business Meeting Minutes
  • 13th World Congress on Pain SIG Satellite Meeting, Montréal 2010: "Validity and quality of animal models for measurement of pain" (proceedings)
  • 12th World Congress on Pain SIG Satellite Meeting, Glasgow 2008: "Measuring Nociception and Pain in Non-human Species: Beyond the hot-plate and paw pressure test" (proceedings)

Go to the Archive

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Chair: Duncan Lascelles (USA)
Treasurer: Wenlong Huang (UK)
Deputy Chair: Jennifer Lofgren (USA)
Secretary: Nick Andrews (USA)

General Officers

Andrew Rice (UK)
Victor Owoyele (Nigeria)
Daniel Pang (Canada)
Mette Herskin (Denmark)
Ingrid Vaynovsky (USA)
Dale Sandercock (UK)

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