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 World Congress on Pain will take place in the Metro Toronto Convention Center South Building located at 255 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6, Canada.

Who Should Attend?

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

  • Pain Specialists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Psychologists
  • Rheumatologists
  • Trainees and Students
  • Orthopedists
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Basic Scientists
  • Clinical Practitioners
  • Clinical Researchers
  • Neuroscientists
  • Nurses

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Dates and Deadlines

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Submit your poster abstract and present your research to more than 7,000 multidisciplinary delegates, in-person and online, from more than 100 countries.

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Hotel and Travel

Book your hotel with IASP and get up to an additional $200 off your registration!

IASP has secured an official hotel block for the 2022 World Congress on Pain offering attendees discounted rates and no prepayment.

Booking in the official hotel block helps the World Congress continue to offer the best, most competitive hotel rates for the future as well as keeping your registration fee increases to a minimum. It shows the Congress’ value to the city and allows IASP to negotiate better room blocks and rates for you.

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.