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In 2017 The month of September was declared as "International Pain Awareness Month" with it now acknowledged at the recently concluded 70th World Health Assembly.
Back in 2015 an international task force of pain experts headed by the IASP President, Prof Dr.Rolf-Detlef Treede and working in close cooperation with the World Health Organization commenced work on developed a proposal for a systematic and pragmatic classification of chronic pain.
Their goal is to create a classification system for the upcoming 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) that is equally useful in primary care and in settings for specialized pain management. ICD 11 is due to be published in June 2018.
The Centre for Pain Research at NUI Galway is currently recruiting people with chronic pain (pain that has lasted for 3 months or more ) to take part in a trial of the ‘Pain Course’, a free online pain self-management programme. The study offers adults living with chronic pain the opportunity to avail of this eight-week Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy course, in the comfort of their own home.
Under the motto ‘Structured Cooperation of Health Care Systems’, over 300 European health care stakeholders from more than 20 countries met in Malta to discuss the “Societal Impact of Pain” (SIP 2017).
Press Release 19th June, 2017
A major step forward for pain patients! Health ministers call for action on access to treatment for patients suffering from chronic pain
Friday June 16th, at a high level EU meeting, Health Ministers included chronic pain in the conclusions inviting Member States to evaluate access to treatment.