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This year’s theme focuses on helping clinicians, scientists, those living with pain, and the public understand the nature of back pain and the utility of available treatment modalities.


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About this Global
Year Campaign

The Global Year About Back Pain aims to guide and support clinicians, scientists, and the public in understanding the global challenges of preventing and treating back pain. Our globally represented task force seeks to provide a diverse range of information to assist in understanding what is currently known about the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and management of back pain, particularly with respect to the delivery of evidence-informed, cost effective services to those disabled by back pain. By providing free fact sheets, webinars, and publications, we hope this campaign leads to better patient outcomes and contributes towards IASP's vision of global pain relief. 

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Aims and Objectives

Read more about the aims and objectives of the 2021 Global Year About Back Pain.

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Conversation with
Co-Chair

Read an interview with Dr. Owen Williamson, pain medicine specialist and co-chair of the 2021 Global Year About Back Pain.

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Conversation with
Co-Chair

Read an interview with Paul Cameron, current Specialty Advisor to the Chief Medical Officer in Scotland and co-chair of the 2021 Global Year About Back Pain.

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Join the Conversation

Use #GlobalYear2021 on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to participate and learn about the latest 2021 Global Year About Back Pain publications, resources, and activities.

GLOBAL YEAR PERSPECTIVES

Global Year
Perspectives

Read publications and perspectives related to the prevention and treatment of back pain.

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The Pain Toolkit hosts workshops on Back Pain

Prevent4Work discusses back and neck pain in the workplace

Empowered Beyond Pain Podcast (Body Logic Physiotherapy - Australia)

Latest News

IASP is offering a webinar series as part of its 2021 Global Year About Back Pain.

Webinars will be scheduled and added to this list on a regular basis. Check back often to see when new information is added. All webinars are free for IASP members. Some webinars indicated with an asterisk (*) have a fee for non-members.

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Global Year Volunteers

Meet the Task Force

Meet our multidisciplinary team of volunteers that oversees all aspects of this year’s global campaign.

Letter from the President

IASP has named 2021 as the Global Year About Back Pain.

We hope this advocacy campaign brings together the global community of researchers, clinicians, those living with pain, and the general public to better understand the nature of back pain and the utility of available treatment modalities. It is our hope that the information provided through this campaign will lead to better patient outcomes and contribute to IASP’s mission statement of working toward pain relief worldwide.

Claudia Sommer, MD
Media kit AND PREVIOUS GLOBAL YEARS
We Support 2021 Global Year About Back Pain

Media Kit

Use our media kit, including logos and shareable graphics, to elevate the conversation about back pain and help spread the word about 2021 Global Year About Back Pain.
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Prevention of Pain

Previous Global Years

Access previous global year campaigns and relevant fact sheets, interviews, and more resources.

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