Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council
Matthew R. D’Uva became the Executive Director of the International Association for the in July 2015. As the world’s leading professional organization devoted to pain research and care, IASP brings together scientists, clinicians, health-care providers and policymakers to stimulate and support the study of pain and translate that knowledge into improved pain relief worldwide. IASP has more than 7,000 members in 133 countries, 90 national chapters, and 20 Special Interest Groups.
Matthew has nearly 20 years of experience in association management including leadership positions with numerous professional associations. Most recently, Matthew spent nine years as President and CEO at the Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals (SOCAP International), a professional society representing customer care professionals from leading Fortune 1000 companies. Prior to SOCAP, he spent seven years at the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA).
Matthew holds an MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland and a B.A. degree in International Relations from Tufts University. He has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and holds the designation of Certified Association Executive (CAE). Matthew has held numerous leadership positions within ASAE including serving for three years as a member of the ASAE Board of Directors and ASAE Foundation Board of Directors. Currently, he serves on ASAE’s Innovation Grants Program Committee, Public Policy Committee and as Chair of the Fellows Selection Committee. Recently, Matthew has been appointed to serve on the Board of Directors for the Association Mutual Insurance Company (AMHIC)
About the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
IASP is the leading global professional organization for science, practice, and education in the field of pain. Membership is open to all professionals involved in research, diagnosis, or treatment of pain. IASP has more than 7,000 members in 133 countries and 20 special interest groups (SIG). Additionally, the society’s reach is extended through its network of 90 national chapters globally. IASP brings together scientists, clinicians, health-care providers, and policymakers to stimulate and support the study of pain and translate that knowledge into improved pain relief worldwide. IASP publishes two scholarly journals (PAIN and PAIN Reports) and hosts the World Congress on Pain every two years attended by approximately 5,000 – 8,000 delegates from around the world. In conjunction with SIGS, IASP supports SIG meetings globally in specialty areas including neuropathic pain (Neuropathic Pain Congress) and pediatric pain (International Symposium on Pediatric Pain). The society also supports Pain Schools for researchers in North America (North American Pain School) and Europe (European Pain School) and Pain Camps for clinicians primarily in the developing world.