ASRA Supports IASP's Global Year Against Pain After Surgery

May 19, 2017

The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) has declared 2017 the Global Year Against Pain After Surgery. The awareness day has several purposes according to IASP:

  • Disseminate information worldwide about pain after surgery 
  • Educate pain researchers as well as health-care professionals who see the issues associated with such pain first-hand in their interactions with patients
  • Increase awareness of postsurgical pain among public officials, members of the media, and the general public
  • Encourage government leaders, health-care organizations, and others to support policies that result in improved management of pain after surgery 

ASRA supports the program goals and has recently written to commend IASP's efforts via a letter sent to IASP's president. Learn more about the Global Year Against Pain After Surgery here.

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