Asociatia Romana pentru Studiul Durerii
The Romanian Association for the Study of Pain was founded in 1990 and is a non-profit, non-govern a mental organization uniting those people in Romania who are willing to study and teach in the field of pain man a gement (research as well as therapy) .
RASP is affiliated to the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) and to the European Federation of Chapters of the International Association for the Study of Pain (EFIC).
Our mission is to promote all activities related to pain therapy, addressing all barriers identified in Romania: Medical barriers – Patient barriers – Health Care System barriers
President: Elena Copaciu, MD PhD
Honorary President: Lucian Sandu, MD PhD
Former president: Adriana Sarah Nica, MD PhD
Vice president: Virgil Dinca, MD PhD
Secretary: Cristina Tudor, MD
Treasurer: Iulian Hainarosie, MD
EFIC Councillor: Adriana Sarah Nica, MD PhD
Public Health Ministry and Bucharest University Hospital organize the Postuniversitary Training Program for Pain Therapy. The training program was started in 2003 and included five series of courses during the last 3 years, each with three modules.
Objective: Participants' apprehension of the acute and chronic pain theory and practice, with the purpose of practicing it as an extra qualification, both for private and organized use.
Training program: acute and chronic pain physiology, pain evaluation, pain differential diagnosis, strategy for pain therapy (pharmacological, regional anesthesia techniques, TENS, PENS, acupuncture)
Continuing Medical Education credits
Development of RASP guidelines on acute, chronic and neuropathic pain management: Acute pain management guidelines – PRO - PAINCONTROL project (Romanian programme of acute pain management - starting july 2006 - RASP and SRATI joint project); Neuropathic pain management guidelines to be issued september 2006; Chronic pain management guidelines - end 2006; Neoplasic pain guidelines - end 2007.