::Swiss Association for the Study of Pain


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Founded in the 1980s, the SASP convenes over 250 health professionals involved in the treatment and study of pain problems. These professionals have different backgrounds: medicine (e.g. anesthesiology, neurology, pharmacology, internal or general medicine, rheumatology, psychiatry, rehabilitation), psychology, physical or occupational therapy, nursing, chiropractics,… thus making the SASP a truly multidisciplinary society.

The aims of the SASP mainly include

  • the promotion of scientific research,
  • knowledge as well as practical know-how transfer and exchange,
  • endorsement of teaching and continuous education in the field of pain.

In order to encourage research in the field of pain, the SASP grants Poster Prizes at the time of the annual meeting of the society, awarded competitively on the basis of scientific merit in clinical studies and studies in basic science areas. The SASP also supports continuous education by attributing grants covering part of the fees of multidisciplinary courses on pain mechanisms and treatment.

Furthermore, the society’s website ( offers health professionals and patients information regarding topics related to the treatment of pain as well as links with various institutions or organizations involved in the management of pain, from a therapeutic and/or scientific standpoint.
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