The My Letter to Pain campaign will assist physicians in utilizing their patients’ words to understand their pain, how it impacts their lives, and how they respond to treatment. This campaign aims to bridge the gap between the lived experience of pain and pain research by inviting those with the lived experience to answer a two-part questionnaire. IASP hopes the campaign and stories will:

  • Create educational information to help those living with pain. 
  • Provide individuals the opportunity to tell their stories and express their feelings freely and openly. 
  • Lead to greater communication between individuals and groups across the pain community. 
  • Identify directions for future programming and communication efforts. 

Each submission remains anonymous unless the submitter chooses to share their details or present. 

The first 200 people to take part in the My Letter to Pain Campaign by 14 April will be entered to win one of the following prizes:

  • One of 4 $250 USD Amazon Gift Cards
  • One of 20 $100 USD Amazon Gift Cards
  • One-year subscription to PAIN Reports
  • One-year IASP membership and access to all member benefits
  • One 2024 World Congress on Pain full registration

For more information, please visit our website.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with IASP. Here is your chance to actively support IASP’s mission. You can join a committee or working group and volunteer your skills and expertise on a special project. The deadline to apply to become an IASP volunteer is Monday, 27 May 2024. Most volunteer work occurs via email and video conference calls. English is the official language for all activities. Early career and members from underrepresented countries are especially encouraged to apply.

The following committees and working groups are seeking volunteers:

Audit Committee

Work with external accounting auditor to ensure compliance with accounting rules and regulations.

Number of vacancies: 2

Developing Countries Working Group

Develop the IASP strategy for advancing pain education in developing countries; develop guidelines, review applications and determine awardees for Developing Countries Education Grant; develop outcome measures for grant program and strategies. Note: Those serving on this working group are ineligible to apply for Developing Countries grants.

Number of vacancies: 9

Digital Strategy and Content Working Group

To provide oversight and direction with respect to the development, curation, and accuracy of content on IASP digital platforms.

Number of vacancies: 17

Education Program Working Group

Develop, support and enhance IASP educational programs globally

Number of vacancies: 4

Fellowships, Grants, and Awards Working Group

Develop the application process and select the winners of the IASP Collaborative Research Grants, the IASP Early Career Grants, IASP John J. Bonica Fellowship, and the Congress-related awards. Note: Those serving on this working group are ineligible to apply for grants, fellowships and awards.

Number of vacancies: 4

Global Advocacy Working Group

Facilitate and amplify IASP’s voice and mission with global organizations (particularly the World Health Organization (WHO) and strengthen IASP’s global outreach strategies.

Number of vacancies: 2

Membership and Chapters Committee 

Develop membership recruitment and retention strategies, policies and procedures regarding the membership application process, Affiliate member (corporate) policies, and strategies to improve collaboration with IASP chapters and federations.

Number of vacancies: 11

Please take a moment to fill out the application questions on the upcoming screens so that we may find an opportunity that suits your passions, interests, and availability. At the end of the application, you will be asked to agree to terms of use including our Privacy Policy. To view this policy, please click here. Should you have any questions or concerns about this application, please contact LaToya Archibald by emailing 

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