Pain in Older Persons

The SIG on Pain in Older Persons aims to:

  • Increase awareness and promote education about pain in older persons.
  • Provide an international and interdisciplinary forum for people interested in clinical and research questions on pain in older persons.
  • Develop/endorse best practice guidelines for assessment and management of pain in older persons.
  • Promote discussion and research on pain in older persons, including: senescence of pain perception, multidimensional assessment of pain and its consequences, pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of pain, and uniqueness of the pain experience in patients with cognitive impairment.
  • Facilitate the development of international collaborative research efforts on pain in older persons.
Newsletters

The IASP SIG on Pain in Older Persons keeps an archive of published newsletters from 2006 to 2013.

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Meetings

October 6-11, 2014, 15th World Congress on Pain, Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the La Rural Convention Center.

  • SIG Pain in Older Persons General Bussiness Meeting
  • Maximizing Effectiveness of Pain Interventions in Older Adults
  • Pain and Cognition: a bidirectional perspective
Discussion Forum

One benefit of SIG membership is the ability to interact with other SIG members via the online discussion forum. To be part of the SIG discussion forum you must first register.

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Resources

IASP members can use the Online Membership Directory to locate contact information for the SIG officers.

Members of the general public should contact IASP at iaspdesk@iasp-pain.org with inquiries about the SIG.

SIG Meetings

Officers

Chair: Keela Herr (USA)
Past Chair: Stephen Gibson (Australia)
Vice Chair: Benny Katz (Australia)
Member: Cary Reid (USA)
Member: Mirium Kunz (Netherlands)
Member: Irmela Gnass (Austria)

IASP Council Liaison
Herta Flor (Germany)

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