The Premier Global Multidisciplinary
Meeting on Pain

The World Congress on Pain is the largest global gathering of pain professionals. This event brings together more than 7,000 scientists, clinicians, and healthcare providers from around the world and across pain disciplines. The 2022 event marks the 19th IASP World Congress on Pain and will kick off the IASP 50th Anniversary celebration.

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
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Dates and Deadlines



  • 21 January: Call for Poster Abstracts
  • 21 January: Financial Aid Opens
  • 4 March: Poster Abstracts and Financial Aid Close
  • 19 September: World Congress On Pain Kicks Off

World Congress Submissions

The 2022 World Congress on Pain will host various plenary lectures, topical workshops, hands-on workshops, refreshers courses and poster sessions. 

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Hotel and Travel

Hotel and travel information will be
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About Toronto

Toronto is a large, exciting, bustling city drawn by leading research, cultural and industrial institutions. As the capital of the province of Ontario, Toronto is a major Canadian city along Lake Ontario.

It's a dynamic metropolis with soaring skyscrapers and the iconic, free-standing CN Tower. Toronto has many green spaces, from the orderly oval of Queen’s Park to 400-acre High Park and its trails, sports facilities, and zoo.

Toronto is home to five universities and numerous companies across the medical field. Toronto is a culturally diverse city with over 160 languages spoken in the city. Toronto is a prominent center for music, movie and television production, and Canada's media outlets. Its varied cultural institutions and businesses attract millions of tourists each year.

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, 96 national chapters, and 25 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.