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How to Form an IASP Chapter



The 2023 Global Year aims to raise awareness about integrative pain care and illustrate the knowns and unknowns of this important topic via different initiatives, including a fact sheet series and several webinars.

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If you would like to form a chapter in your country or region, please follow these steps:

  1. Establish a local pain association or organization in your country, if one does not already exist. Click here to see a listing of all IASP chapters to make sure that your country does not already have one.
  2. Once an association is established in your country, make sure that at least 25 members of your organization are current IASP members. If your organization is located in a developing or currency-restricted country, you can have as few as ten current IASP members to apply.
    Please note:

    • IASP Chapters must be multidisciplinary, and efforts should be made to include physicians of various specialties, dentists, psychologists, nurses, physical therapists, and basic scientists.
    • Each member of the association’s executive committee must be a current IASP member. To find out more about IASP membership, click here.
  3. Complete the Application to Form a New IASP Chapter to show evidence of an active association in your country. This includes providing a list of a permanent executive committee, and a record of having sponsored seminars and/or teaching activities (these do not have to be large meetings or seminars.)
  4. Return the completed application to IASP with the signatures of 25 current IASP members (or ten, as noted above).

Return the application form to:

By Post:
International Association for the Study of Pain
c/o: Membership
1510 H Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005-1020 USA

By Telephone: +1-202-856-7400
By Fax: +1-202-856-7401

Email: chapters@iasp-pain.org

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