Global Year Against Pain 2017

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Date(s) - 01/01/2017 - 31/12/2017
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Global Year Against Pain 2017 – Pain After Surgery
The first “European Year against Pain” (EYAP) was launched by EFIC in October 2012. The yearly campaign is dedicated to increase public awareness of the challenges of chronic pain. The EYAP campaign will highlight the difficult problems related to neuropathic pain, uniting patient support groups, doctors and researchers to improve the recognition and treatment of these multiple conditions.The campaign will also be backed up by a broad variety of initiatives in the 37 countries covered by EFIC.

The European Pain Federation EFIC worked closely together with the IASP for the EYAP/GYAP Pain after Surgery.

Members of the Global Task Force:

  • Daniel B. Carr (USA), MD, DABPM, FFPMANZCA (Hon), Chair of IASP Special Interest Group on Acute Pain, Co-Chair
  • Bart Morlion (Belgium), MD, PhD, DESA, President-elect, European Pain Federation, EFIC, Co-Chair
  • Robert I. Cohen (USA) , MD
  • Patricia Lavand’homme (Belgium), MD, PhD
  • Winfried Meissner (Germany), MD
  • Esther Pogatzky-Zahn (Germany), Prof.
  • Stephan Schug (Australia), MD, FANZCA, FFPMANZCA
  • Audun Stubhaug (Norway), MD, PhD
  • Chris Wells (UK), MB, ChB, LRCP, MRCS, LMCC, FRCA, FIPP

EFIC and IASP Fact Sheets

Together with IASP, we have compiled many fact sheets focusing on different kinds of pain after surgery. The documents, edited by task force chairs Daniel B. Carr and Bart Morlion, are free to download and distribute them among your national chapters.


01. What the Public Should Know About Pain After Surgery

02. What Health-Care Professionals Should Know About Pain After Surgery

03. Pathophysiology of Acute Postoperative Pain

04. Chronic Postsurgical Pain

05. Management of Postsurgical Pain Management

06. Behavioral risk factors and management

07. Pediatric Pain

08. Older Adults

09. Preop opioid treatment

10. Cancer Surgery

11. Critical Care

12. Acupuncture for Acute Pain

13. Pain Management for CSPS Patients

14. Outcome Measures for Pain After Surgery