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IASP offers many opportunities to get involved, including participating in a committee, task force, or work group. Getting involved provides you with resources to help advance your career and connects you with pain professionals with similar interests and career stages.

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Audit Committee

The Audit Committee works with external auditors to ensure compliance with accounting rules and regulations.


Committee on Committees

The Committee on Committees makes recommendations to Council for committee appointments – names and terms.


Finance Committee

The Finance Committee determines the amount of annual membership dues, prepares the budget for Council approval, and makes recommendations on reserve funds and investments.


Local Arrangements Committee (2024)

The Local Arrangements Committee makes recommendations regarding venues/entertainment for Congress functions, solicits local sponsorship for Congress activities, acts as hosts during Congress, provides guidance to ensure Congress non-scientific content reflects local culture and that delegates have a memorable experience, works with IASP staff on local logistical issues, and provides continuous feedback throughout the Congress planning process. Please note: The Local Arrangements Committee for the 2022 World Congress on Pain will be made available in the coming weeks.


Membership and Chapters Committee

The Membership and Chapters Committee promotes all types of membership and participation in the International Association for the Study of Pain and enhances member satisfaction by addressing the evolving needs and interests of its members.


Nominations Committee

The Nominations Committee develops the list of names of candidates for election of the Council and Officers, as well as the criteria and solicitation process for IASP honorary members.


Scientific Program Committee (2024)

The role of the Scientific Program Committee is to plan, direct, and supervise the Congress' scientific program, develop the overall Congress schedule, review and rate the proposed technical workshops and plenary sessions, and suggest and help implement ways to increase the Congress' appeal to particular groups such as trainees, primary care physicians, or potential delegates from the developing world.