IASP is the leading professional forum for science, practice, and education in the field of pain. Membership is open to all professionals involved in research, diagnosis, or treatment of pain. IASP has more than 7,000 members in 133 countries, 90 national chapters, and 20 Special Interest Groups (SIGs).
Founded in 1973, our association is governed by an international Council composed of officers and councilors elected by the membership. Members may also serve on committees, task forces, and working groups. The current IASP president is Rolf-Detlef Treede, Prof., Dr. med, chair of neurophysiology and managing director of the Center for Biomedicine and Medical Technology at Heidelberg University in Mannheim, Germany.
IASP brings together scientists, clinicians, health-care providers, and policymakers to stimulate and support the study of pain and to translate that knowledge into improved pain relief worldwide.