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Denise-Albe Fessard Award

How To Apply

The recipient is selected by the IASP Prize Committee.

This award honors those who have performed a distinguished service for IASP.


The Denise-Albe Fessard Award is given for distinguished service to IASP. Dr. Denise-Albe Fessard was a French neuroscientist best known for her basic research into the central nervous system pain pathways, clarifying the distinction between lateral and medial thalamic pain processing. Fessard served as the first President of IASP from 1975-1978.

Award Details

The recipient is recognized at the IASP World Congress on Pain with a cash award and will be highlighted through IASP’s programs and communications channels throughout the year.

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