The IASP Definition of Pain Task Force has just released a new proposed definition of pain and is seeking public comments. As a valuable member of the pain community, you’re invited to submit written feedback for consideration by the Task Force.
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Welcome to the August 2019 Essential Pain Management Newsletter. We have been running EPM for close to 10 years. Over this time, we have collected quite a lot of data on pre/post testing and participant feedback. As many of
CRPS SIG Officers Chair: Andreas Goebel Chair-Elect: Frank Birklein and Janne Gierthmühlen Past Chair: Candy McCabe Secretary/Treasurer: Jenny Lewis Scientific Committee: Lone Knudsen Scientific Committee: Frank Huygen, Norman Harden, Anne Louise Oaklander, Sumitani Masahiko Communications Liaison: Amanda Stone Newsletter: Lone
AUGUST 2019 Message From the IASP President Defining Pain How should we define pain in 2019? Currently, IASP defines pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such
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Post-operative pain management is challenging across the world. International data shows that poorly managed post-operative pain has the potential to cause a multitude of complications. In South Africa, there is a paucity of data on post-operative pain management. The data
Message From the IASP President The Importance of Being a Member of IASP As an IASP member, you are part of a global community with one goal in mind: working together for pain relief throughout the world. When I took
How do hospital-based nurses and physicians identify the palliative phase in their patients and what difficulties exist? A qualitative interview study
Early start of palliative care improves the quality of life of eligible patients and their relatives. However, in hospital, patients who could benefit from palliative care are often not identified timely. The aim of this study is to assess how
As the experts in pain medicine, physician anesthesiologists have been at the forefront of implementing best practices to prevent opioid misuse and abuse. The surgical setting and other acute care settings are a unique opportunity to ensure patients receive appropriate
The IASP World Congress on Pain is the preeminent global meeting devoted to sharing new developments in pain research, treatment, and education. The congress brings together thousands of delegates from more than 100 countries across multiple disciplines. Participants include basic