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The Premier Global Multidisciplinary Pain Meeting

The IASP World Congress on Pain is the world’s largest gathering of pain professionals. This premier event brings together more than 7,000 scientists, clinicians, and healthcare providers from around the world and across pain disciplines. This 2022 event marks the 19th IASP World Congress on Pain.

Registration coming soon!

Who Should Attend:

Anyone with an interest in pain research, management, or lived experience, including, but not limited to:

  • Anesthesiologists
  • Basic Scientists
  • Clinical Practitioners
  • Clinical Researchers
  • Neuroscientists
  • Nurses
  • Orthopedists
  • Pain Specialists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Psychologists
  • Rheumatologists
  • Trainees and Students
  • and other specialty areas
Toronto City

Important Dates

17 May: Submission site for Refresher Courses and Hands-on Workshops Open (closes 28 June)

2 August: Hotel reservations open

25 August: Congress award applications open (closes 20 October)

18 October: Topical Workshop submission site opens (closes 29 November)

20 October: Congress registration opens

21 January 22: Call for Poster Abstracts and Financial Aid opens (closes 4 March)


The IASP World Congress on Pain hosts various plenary lectures, topical workshops, hands-on workshops, refreshers courses and poster sessions.

Exhibitors & Supporters

The IASP World Congress on Pain covers the most innovative scientific updates and clinical practice in the field including nearly 5 times as many primary abstracts as other meetings in the pain field.

The interactive exhibition floor showcases products and services from more than 100 companies. More information coming soon! Be sure to check back.

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Hotel and Travel

Hotel and travel information will be
available in Fall 2021.

Stay tuned for further updates.

Frequently Asked Questions

There is nothing you need to do at this time. Your registration has been transferred at the 2021 rates. Should the 2022 Congress registration fees be lower, IASP will refund the difference. 

Request your registration transfer here.

2022 Congress registration will open in October 2021. Click here to subscribe for updates.

2021 financial aid does not transfer to the 2022 Congress. Anyone wishing to be considered for financial aid for the 2022 Congress will need to reapply when the 2022 Financial Aid application opens in January 2022.

About IASP

The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) works to support research, education, clinical treatment, and better patient outcomes for all pain conditions. For nearly 50 years, IASP has been a leading global authority on pain and continues to be the largest multidisciplinary association in the field of pain. 

With more than 7,000 members representing over 130 countries, 91 national chapters, and 24 Special Interest Groups (SIGs), IASP fosters the exchange of ideas and education to stimulate and support the study of pain and to translate that knowledge into improved pain relief worldwide.