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Pain in Older Persons

Members

[Term 2018-2020]

Chair: Keela Herr (USA)
Vice Chair: Benny Katz (Australia)
Treasurer: Miriam Kunz (Netherlands)
Secretary: N/A

The Pain in Older Persons SIG aims to:

  • Increase awareness and promote education about pain in older persons.
  • Provide an international and interdisciplinary forum for people interested in clinical and research questions on pain in older persons.
  • Develop/endorse best practice guidelines for assessment and management of pain in older persons.
  • Promote discussion and research on pain in older persons, including: senescence of pain perception, multidimensional assessment of pain and its consequences, pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of pain, and uniqueness of the pain experience in patients with cognitive impairment.
  • Facilitate the development of international collaborative research efforts on pain in older persons.

 

Pain in Older Persons 2022 Distinguished Contribution Award

This award recognizes the contribution of an IASP member who has conducted and promoted a program of research, which has enhanced the science and practice of pain in older persons. The award recipient will receive a 2-year free IASP Membership.

Recipient will be announced soon:

Pain in Older Persons 2022 Junior Investigator Award

The award recognizes the contributions of a junior investigator, whose scientific work has enhanced the science and practice of pain in older persons. The award recipient will receive a 2-year free IASP Membership.

Recipient will be announced soon:

RESOURCES

  • Assessment: Schofield P. The Assessment of Pain in Older People: UK National Guidelines. Age and Ageing 2018; 47: i1–i22 DOI: 10.1093/ageing/afx192
  • Management: Dunham M, Schofield P, Knaggs R. Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on the management of pain in older people – a summary report. British Journal of Pain 2021; 1–8. DOI: 10.1177/2049463720976155
  • Online education:

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