The SASP board is responsible for the congress. The local organizer is Oslo University Hospital. The local organizing committee consist of Christopher Sivert Nielsen (head), Ólöf Anna Steingrímsdóttir, Kristian Bernhard Nilsen, Astrid T. Lunestad and Dagfinn Matre.
Scandinavian Association for the Study of Pain (SASP)
SASP is a pan–Nordic organization that aims to stimulate all aspect of pain research, to serve as a meeting point for basic and clinical research, and to promote cooperation in pain research in the Nordic countries (Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland).
SASP was founded in 1976 and held its’ first meeting in 1977, and served as the Scandinavian Chapter of IASP. National chapters have since been created in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. To give room for the national IASP chapters SASP was changed to its’ present form in May 2009, as a pain research networking organization for the Nordic countries
SASP is open to all professionals interested in any field of pain treatment and research. We welcome members from all countries. The high quality of the SASP conferences builds on the strength and long tradition of Nordic pain research.
SASP publishes the Scandinavian Journal of Pain (de Gruyter) with four issues per year. The journal is a Medline indexed, peer reviewed journal and currently receives about 200 submissions per year. SASP members receive a 50% rebate on open access fees for the journal.
Sign up for membership
If you are not a SASP member, you can sign up to become a member during the conference registration (note that this is cheaper than registering for the conference without becoming a member). Membership includes subscription to the Scandinavian Journal of Pain.