The Global Year Against Pain in the Joints chaired by Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Prof., Dr.med., Ph.D., SMI, Aalborg University, Denmark, and Co-chair Serge Perrot, Prof., MD, Ph.D., Pain Specialist, Paris Descartes University, France, is launched on 11th January 2016, bringing attention during the entire year 2016 to a wide variety of ailments and conditions affecting millions of people worldwide. Sponsored by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), the yearlong public awareness campaign focuses on education for health-care professionals and government leaders.
The initiative will mobilize IASP’s 7,000+ members and 90 national and regional chapters and forge partnerships with other organizations to:
Broadly disseminate information on joint pain to patients and health care providers
Connect pain researchers to health-care professionals who witness the problems associated with joint pain first-hand in their daily interactions with patients
Increase awareness of joint pain among government officials, the news media, the public, and patient organizations worldwide
Encourage government leaders, research institutions, and other individuals and organizations to support research aimed at producing more effective and accessible treatment
As part of the Global Year Against Pain in the Joints, IASP offers a series of 20 fact sheets especially for clinicians and health-care professionals that cover specific topics related to joint pain. However also patients may get benefits from reading the latest updates. These documents are translated into multiple languages (including Danish) and available for free download. Throughout the coming year, IASP and its chapters will sponsor meetings, symposia, interviews, publications, and other efforts to promote education on issues surrounding joint pain.
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Other relevant links:
Gigtforeningen (in Danish)