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G. Allen Finley, MD, FRCPC, FAAP



Professor of Anesthesia, Pain Management, & Perioperative Medicine and Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience, Dalhousie University; Dr. Stewart Wenning Chair in Pediatric Pain and Director, Centre for Pediatric Pain Research, IWK Health; Halifax, NS, Canada

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I am a pediatric anesthesiologist and have been involved in pain research and care for more than 30 years. My current clinical practice is in acute and complex pediatric pain management as part of an outstanding interdisciplinary team. My research has focused on different aspects of pain assessment, treatment, and service delivery, but most recently on pain as a global health issue and on research mobilization to support pain services in resource-limited settings (childkindinternational.org, kidsinpain.ca).

I was privileged to serve on the IASP Executive Committee for four years, and I look forward to continuing to advocate for pain care on an international level, at WHO and other government and non-government levels.

IASP Committee Participation

Treasurer, and member of Executive Committee (2016-20)
Chair, Finance Committee (2016-20)
Chair, Financial Planning Task Force (2017-18)
Pain in Childhood (KIDSIG) Council Liaison (2016-20)
Pain and Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (PIDDSIG) Council Liaison (2019-20)
Presidential Task Force on SIG Governance Review (2019-20)
Council Task Force on the Global Burden of Pain (2019-present)
Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Pain (2020-present)
Finance Committee (2020-present)
Audit Committee (2020-present)
Chair, Presidential Task Force on Chapter and Federation Relationships & Policies (2021-present)
Co-Chair, Global Advocacy Working Group (2021-present)
Section Editor, PAIN Reports (2020-present)
Secretary, Canadian Pain Society/IASP Chapter (2020-23)

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