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Itch

Officers

Officers

Chair: Martin Schmelz (Germany)

Chair Elect: Junichi Hachisuka (United Kingdom)

Treasurer: Brian Kim (United States)

Secretary: Tayler Sheahan (United States)

Aims and goals for Itch SIG:

  • Provide a forum for members to engage in discussion on itch — its basic mechanisms and translation to clinical treatment.
  • Advocate for basic science and translational research on itch.
  • Foster community among itch researchers and clinicians at IASP through membership and socials.
  • Facilitate scientific exchange on itch through the promotion of meetings.
  • Further synergistic interactions between IASP and IFSI (International Forum for the Study of Itch).
  • Cultivate an integrative approach based on interactions and overlap between itch and pain concerning mechanisms, psychophysics, experimental tools and treatment.