2019 Global Year Against Pain in the Most Vulnerable

Welcome to the 2019 Global Year! 

This 2019 Global Year Against Pain in the Most Vulnerable focuses on the following vulnerable populations:

  • Pain in older persons (including pain in dementia)
  • Pain in infants and young children
  • Pain in individuals with cognitive impairments (non dementia-related) or psychiatric disorders
  • Pain in survivors of torture

You will find publications, resources, and ways to participate in Global Year events on pain in vulnerable populations on this page and on the pages to which each domain is linked.

Read the message from IASP President Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Prof., Dr. Med, PhD

Follow the #GYPainVulnerable conversation and IASP on LinkedInFacebook, and Twitter to learn about updates to this site.




Resources

“IASP and strong allies such as the European Pain Federation (EFIC) will dedicate the next 12 months to highlighting the needs of people unable to articulate their pain in ways that health professionals can easily understand. Working across professional disciplines and geographic boundaries, we can and will improve quality of life for these vulnerable populations.” – Global Year Co-chair Patricia Schofield, PhD (UK)

“With this Global Year, we hope to raise more awareness of pain for these groups of individuals—with the hope that a better awareness will eventually lead to better pain management and, thus, to less suffering in silence.” – Global Year Co-chair Miriam Kunz, PhD (Germany)

Global Year Task Force

Miriam Kunz, PhD (Germany), Co-Chair of 2019 Global Year
Patricia Schofield, PhD (UK), Co-Chair of 2019 Global Year
Amanda C de C Williams, PhD (UK)
Stephen Gibson, PhD (Australia)
Stefan Friedrichsdorf, MD (USA)
Ruth Defrin, PhD (Israel)
Zubaidah Jamil, PhD (Malaysia)
Liesbet Goubert, PhD (Belgium)
Aida Alayarian, PhD (United Kingdom)
Gisele Pickering, MD, PhD (France)


How to Participate

Fact Sheets on Pain in the Most Vulnerable

Below are Global Year Fact Sheets prepared by top experts on various aspects of vulnerable populations. IASP thanks the scientists and clinicians who wrote and reviewed the Fact Sheets. The documents are free to download.

Pain in older persons, including pain in dementia

Pain in infants and children

Pain in individuals with cognitive impairments (non dementia-related) or psychiatric disorders

Pain in survivors of torture

Translated Fact Sheets

Check here periodically for Fact Sheets translated into various languages. We will post these as they become available. Please let us know if you would like to translate the Fact Sheets

Arabic Translations

German Translations

Mandarin Translations

Russian Translations

Serbian Translations

Spanish Translations

Thai Translations

Turkish Translations