Pain in Older Persons

The SIG on Pain in Older Persons aims to:

  • Increase awareness and promote education about pain in older persons.
  • Provide an international and interdisciplinary forum for people interested in clinical and research questions on pain in older persons.
  • Develop/endorse best practice guidelines for assessment and management of pain in older persons.
  • Promote discussion and research on pain in older persons, including: senescence of pain perception, multidimensional assessment of pain and its consequences, pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of pain, and uniqueness of the pain experience in patients with cognitive impairment.
  • Facilitate the development of international collaborative research efforts on pain in older persons.

Report from Australian Pain Society

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Upcoming Meeting(s)

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

Discussion Forum

Follow the steps below to access the Pain in Older Persons 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 Older Persons"


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Officers [Term 2018-2020]

Chair: Keela Herr (USA)

Vice Chair: Benny Katz (Australia)

Treasurer: Miriam Kunz (Netherlands)

Secretary: N/A

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