Global year against pain

The theme of the 2018 Global Year for Excellence in Pain Education is "Bridging the gap between knowledge and practice." Our goal is to make a difference in the following four domains:

  • Public and Government Education
  • Patient Education
  • Professional Education
  • Pain Education Research

There are publications, resources and other ways to participate in Global Year events. 

Be sure to follow the #GYPainEducation conversations on Twitter.

How to participate

Fact Sheets on Pain Education

Nine Fact Sheets have been prepared by top experts on various aspects of pain education. The below documents are free to download. The Faculty of Pain Medicine and IASP thank the scientists and clinians who wrote and reviewed the Fact Sheets. Thanks also goes to members of the SIG on Pain Education for their valuable contributions.

Other resources

  • Collected articles from Pain on pain education
  • Listen to an interview with Task Force Chair Dr Paul Wilkinson about the Global Year and the benefits of pain management programs

Goals explained in further detail

  • Public and Government Education: This involves creating a member resource which involves meaningful conversations for stakeholder education. Through meaningful discussions, social media and other activities the Globa Year of Pain Education can collaboratively define and advace Global Year outcomes. 
  • Patient Education: To promote patient education and to facilitate patient education by profesionals through activities and other resources. Read the prospectus for further information on how educating patients about pain can be helpful.
  • Professional Education: Use integration and accreditation to advance interprofessional competencies, improve educational delivery through training and resources and to also enhance and share culturally sensitive foundational training resources for all health-care providers.
  • Pain Education Research: To improve pain education research and to educate others about pain education research and the need for resource supports.


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