Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University, Germany
Rolf-Detlef Treede, Dr. Med., (Germany), Past President IASP
IASP Member Since 1982
Councilor; Section Editor of PAIN; Chair of Committee on Committees, Audit Committee, Classification on Pain Diseases Task Force; Member of numerous committees
Prof. Dr. Treede’s research addresses peripheral transduction, cortical processing, pain memory and neuropathic pain. His laboratory employs a broad range of techniques in cell cultures, animals and humans. They are members of national and international research consortia, and have contributed to the development of clinical laboratory tests such as Quantitative Sensory Testing. As former NeuPSIG chair, Prof. Dr. Treede was involved in international guidelines on assessment and treatment of neuropathic pain. As former president of the German pain society DGSS, he contributed to the introduction of a chronic pain code into the German ICD-10 and to mandatory teaching of pain medicine in medical schools.