Recent Highlights

ANNOUNCEMENT: A New Classification System of Chronic Pain Approved by World Health Organization
The World Health Organization (WHO) has adopted ICD-11, the latest revision of its International Classification of Diseases, including a new classification system for chronic pain developed by an International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) Task Force. The decision was made at the World Health Assembly on 25 May 2019. The new system will transform patient care and pain research worldwide. To learn more, read the IASP press release here, along with a previous Pain Research Forum feature article here.

Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP): Bridging the Gap Between Pediatric Pain Research and Care
A new knowledge mobilization network aims to bring evidence-based solutions directly to kids in pain.

Pain 101: The Latest Thinking on Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain
At the most recent World Congress on Pain, arthritis pain researcher Camilla Svensson discussed the causes of RA pain.

How Antidepressants Ease Pain from Nerve Injury
A new study identifies two different ways in which antidepressant medications can help improve neuropathic pain.

Male Mice—and Men—Remember the Pain
A new study shows that males show evidence of “pain memories” when placed in an environment where they had previously experienced pain. Stress may be to blame.