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Neuropathic Pain (NeuPSIG)


[Term 2020-2022]

Executive Committee (elected)

Chair: Aki Hietaharju (Finland)
Vice Chair: Simon Haroutounian (USA)
Past Chair: Nanna Finnerup (Denmark)
Treasurer: David Bennett (UK)
Secretary: Patrick Dougherty (USA)

Scientific Program Committee - 8th Int'l

Chair: Simon Haroutounian (USA)
Chair: Theodore Price (USA)

Education Committee

Chair: Aki Hietaharju (Finland)

Trainee Committee

Chair: Harriet Kemp (UK)

Research Committee

(in abeyance)

Treatment Committee

(in abeyance)

Management Committee Members (appointed)

Committee Member: Harriet Kemp (UK)
Committee Member: Margarita Calvo (Chile)
Committee Member: Theodore Price (USA)
Committee Member: Angelika Lampert (Germany)
Committee Member: Sulayman Dib-Hajj (USA)
Committee Member: Lesley Colvin (UK)

Assessment Committee

Chair: Andrea Truini (Italy)

Developing World Committee

Chair: Margarita Calvo (Chile)

Radiculopathy Committee

Chair: Annina Schmid (UK)
Chair: Brigitte Tampin (Australia)

Classification Committee

Chair: Nanna Brix Finnerup (Denmark)
Chair: Nadine Attal (France)

The Neuropathic Pain SIG (NeuPSIG) will advance the understanding of mechanisms, assessment, prevention, and treatment of neuropathic pain.


  • Collaboration between basic and clinical research.
  • The study of the underlying mechanisms of neuropathic pain.
  • The exchange of information and experience about the assessment and treatment of neuropathic pain.
  • The identification and implementation of programs to prevent the development of neuropathic pain.
  • Furthering the educational objectives of the SIG via international meetings, an annual symposium, workshops at the IASP World Congress on Pain®, Congress satellite meetings, a newsletter, and the IASP website.

Neuropathic pain is pain caused by a lesion or disease of the somatosensory nervous system.


Classification of chronic neuropathic pain in ICD-11. Top and 2nd level diagnoses are part of ICD-11 Mortality and Morbidity Linearisation (MMS).

Specific entities of chronic neuropathic pain are included at the next level. According to the new concept of multiple parenting in ICD-11, these entities may be referred to from other divisions of the chronic pain classification, eg, chronic posttraumatic pain or chronic secondary headaches and orofacial pains.

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