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About the IASP World Congress on Pain

The IASP World Congress on Pain is the world’s largest gathering of pain professionals, attracting three times more attendees than any other pain meeting. This premier event brings together more than 6,000 scientists, clinicians, and healthcare providers from around the world and across pain disciplines. The 2021 Congress marks the 18th IASP World Congress on Pain.


Why Attend?

  • Access the most innovative scientific updates and clinical practice in the field.
  • Network with 6,000 of your colleagues from more than 100 countries.
  • Hear from the leading global pain experts across disciplines, all in one place.
  • Choose how you want to learn. The IASP World Congress features a 
  • Access more than 2,500 poster presentations – nearly five times more than any other pain meeting in the field!
  • Earn CEs/CMEs.
  • Support research, education, clinical treatment, and better patient outcomes for all pain conditions.


I have attended many pain conferences all over the world, but this is the one organization I have liked since the beginning. This is the place where you can get all sorts of multidisciplinary people coming together and sharing their experiences.

Sushma Bhatnagar, MD, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India

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It’s the biggest conference on pain management. It’s good for networking, the posters are very interesting, and you have great speakers for the plenaries…The speakers are very inspiring.

Lee Sook Huey, MSc Kin & Kids Marriage, Family and Child Therapy Center | Malaysia

I have attended many pain conferences all over the world, but this is the one organization which I have liked since the beginning...there is an extremely good culture that is truly multidisciplinary...I have not missed any conference of IASP in the past 15 years.

Sushma Bhatnagar, MD All India Institute of Medical Sciences | India

For people that are researching pain, this is the place to be. There are just so many topics that are covered and that are directly related to pain research…it’s just a bombardment of content and information…it’s definitely worthwhile.

Jastrow Canlas, PhD Trainee, Flinders University | Australia

The international component of the conference is one of the best things about being here...I get exposed to research that I wouldn’t have ever before…I always take away something.

Hallie Tankha Graduate Student, Wayne State University | USA