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The IASP Global Alliance of Partners for Pain Advocacy (GAPPA): Incorporating the Lived Experience of Pain into the Study of Pain

Pain is a complex, nuanced, and often difficult experience. It is something we are all familiar with, something we have all experienced, yet it is really hard to define, and […]

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How Well Is Pain Being Managed Throughout the World?

As part of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)’s new Global Alliance of Pain Patient Advocates, the 2018 IASP World Congress on Pain featured “The Global State […]

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Real People Sharing Their Pain Stories

Editor’s Note: At the 2018 World Congress on Pain in Boston, US, the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) launched its Global Alliance of Pain Patient Advocates (GAPPA). […]

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A Toolkit for Pain Self-Management

Are you in the driver’s seat or the passenger seat when it comes to managing persistent pain? That’s the question that Pete Moore, author and founder of The Pain Toolkit, repeatedly […]

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Amplifying the Patient Voice for Better Pain Care

When Keith Meldrum, a deputy fire chief and former vice chair of Pain BC, was 16 years old, he suffered a life-threatening car accident on a rural highway in British Columbia, […]

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Advocating for Pain Relief Across the World

Pain investigators from across the globe shared innovative laboratory research at the 2018 World Congress on Pain, the biennial meeting of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). The hope […]

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Building a Global Patient Alliance

The mission of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) is to bring together “scientists, clinicians, health-care providers, and policymakers to stimulate and support the study of pain […]

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