Recent Highlights

Definition of Pain Updated for the First Time Since 1979
After 40 years, a multinational, multidisciplinary IASP Task Force has developed a revised definition of pain, published July 16 in the journal, PAIN, along with an associated commentary. Read more here. A related infographic is available here.

A Ten-Year Anniversary: Reflecting on the Declaration of Montreal
One decade ago, pain stakeholders from across the globe called for the world to recognize that access to pain management is a fundamental human right. How has the Declaration of Montreal influenced pain research and treatment in the years since?

How Well the Brain Dampens Pain Differs According to Age and Sex
A brain imaging study in healthy rats reveals differences in the strength of connections between different parts of the brain, in young versus old animals, and in males versus females.

Managing Chronic Pain during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Patient Perspective
In this RELIEF interview, Billie Jo Bogden discusses the challenges of dealing with chronic pain during the coronavirus crisis.

Switch to Telehealth During COVID-19 Pandemic Seen as “Silver Lining” of a Great “Natural Experiment”
Clinics move rapidly to virtual care.

Chronic Pain and the Immune System: A Podcast with Annemieke Kavelaars
In this exclusive RELIEF podcast, Annemieke Kavelaars, a professor and researcher at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, discusses the connection between chronic pain and the immune system.