Members of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) have elected Rolf-Detlef Treede, MD, PhD, as the organization’s new president. Dr. Treede is Chair of Neurophysiology and Managing Director of the Center for Biomedicine and Medical Technology Mannheim at Heidelberg University in Germany.
Dr.Treede assumed presidency in October at IASP’s 15th World Congress on Pain and will remain President until October 2016. He succeeds Fernando Cervero, MD, PhD, DSc, Director of the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain and Professor of Anesthesiology at McGill University in Montreal.
Dr. Treede has been a member of IASP for more than 30 years, and he is committed to expanding IASP’s scope to reach out to neighboring disciplines such as rheumatology, pediatrics, oncology, and neurology. ■