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Task Forces

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.

PRESIDENTIAL TASK FORCES

50th Year Anniversary Task Force

The principal objective of the Task Force is to promote, coordinate and offer support to all IASP sponsored events aimed at celebrating the 50th anniversary of the incorporation of IASP.

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Chapter and Federation Relationships and Policies Task Force

The charge of this task force is to evaluate all IASP Federation and Chapter policies, structures, and procedures and make recommendations for universal, standardized guidelines and policies for Chapters and Federations to follow.

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Covid-19 and Pain Task Force

The principal objectives of the Presidential Task Force are to collect, coordinate and provide timely information to IASP members and patients on the possible impact of Covid-19 in relation to pain.

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Financial Aid Task Force

The charge of the task force is to (1) review and make recommendations to update the criteria for determining and distributing financial aid for the World Congress and (2) manage the World Congress financial aid disbursements by setting application procedures and selection criteria, overseeing the application process, serving as the selection committee and recommending recipients for financial aid.

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Global Burden of Pain Task Force

The Task Force will leverage the published research on the Global Burden of Disease to help IASP and our chapters effectively utilize the GBD data to demonstrate the role of pain as a key driver in the global burden of disease, and nationally.

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IASP Journals Task Force

The charge of this task force is to recommend a strategic plan for IASP journals to Council by 30 June 2021.

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IASP Presidential Task Force on Cannabis and Cannabinoid Analgesia

The charge to this Task Force is to review and evaluate current clinical evidence for the benefits and harms (including psychiatric risks) of cannabinoids as analgesic drugs.

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IASP Young Leaders Presidential Task Force

The principal objectives of the IASP Young Leaders Presidential Task Force are to support and address the needs identified by, and for early career members at IASP; improve career prospects of early career members; influence governance at IASP and foster the next generation of IASP leaders.

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International Classification of Functioning Task Force

The aims of this task force is to engage IASP in promoting the use of the ICF classification together with the ICD-11 codes in pain diagnosis,pain management, clinical trials and research, obtaining retrospective data on which ICF codes are used in pain diagnosis, providing consensus papers on implementation of ICF into clinical pain practice, and developing educational material on how to use ICF in conjunction with ICD.

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Council Task Forces

Definition of Pain Task Force

In 2018 IASP formed a 14-member, multinational Presidential Task Force, composed of individuals with broad expertise in clinical and basic science related to pain, to evaluate the current definition and […]

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Global Alliance of Partners for Pain Advocacy (GAPPA) Task Force

The charge of this task force is to create a strategy and tactics to support the goal of the IASP Council to create an alliance of global patient advocates.

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International Classification of Diseases Task Force (ICD-11)

The purpose of the ICD-11 Task Force is to produce and update a classification of pain diseases for international use.

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Terminology Task Force

The purpose of the Terminology Task Force is to provide ongoing review and revision of the IASP pain terminology.

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WORKING GROUPS

Developing Countries Working Group

The Developing Countries Working Group develops the IASP strategy for advancing pain education in developing countries.

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Digital Strategy and Content Working Group

The role of the Digital Strategy and Content Working Group is to provide oversight and direction with respect to the development, curation, and accuracy of content on IASP digital platforms.

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Education Programs Working Group

The mission of the Education Programs Working Group is to develop, support, and enhance IASP educational programs globally in consultation with IASP Committees, Working Groups, Task Forces, and other groups to achieve the educational strategic goals of the IASP Council. 

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Fellowships, Grants, and Awards Working Group

The Fellowships, Grants, and Awards Working Group develops the application process and selects the winners of the IASP Research symposia, the IASP Collaborative Research Grants, the IASP Early Career Grants, all IASP Fellowships, and the Congress-related awards.

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