Resources

American Academy of Pain Management

http://www.aapainmanage.org/ – The American Academy of Pain Management is a non-profit organization that educates clinicians about pain and its management through an integrative interdisciplinary approach.

American Academy of Pain Medicine

http://www.painmed.org/ – The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) is the medical specialty society representing physicians practicing in the field of Pain Medicine.

American Chronic Pain Association

https://theacpa.org/ – To facilitate peer support and education for individuals with chronic pain and their families so that these individuals may live more fully in spite of their pain.

American Pain Society (APS)

http://www.americanpainsociety.org/ – Multidisciplinary, scientific and professional society. Contains announcements of positions, fellowships, grants, etc.

 

American Society for Pain Management Nursing

http://www.aspmn.org/ – Organization of professional nurses that provide support to pain management. Contains announcements and an e-mail list.

American Society of Addiction Medicine

http://www.asam.org/ – Site dedicated to increasing the quality of addiction treatment. Includes certification, publications, and conference info.

American Society of Pain Educators

http://www.paineducators.org – The American Society of Pain Educators (ASPE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit professional organization dedicated to improving pain management through the education and training of healthcare professionals to become Certified Pain Educators (CPEs). As the only organization focusing on pain educator training, the Society teaches healthcare professionals to serve as resources to educate their clinical peers, as well as patients, families, and caregivers, on ways to relieve pain by the safest means possible.

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine 

http://www.asra.com/ – Member info, web-based CME, and fellowship opportunities are some of the highlights.

International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)

http://www.iasp-pain.org – NPO consisting of health professionals. Access to web-based learning, grants/awards, opportunities, etc.

National Pain Foundation

http://www.painconnection.org/ – A non-profit organization that provides education and support resources for people in chronic pain, their families, and physicians.

Pain & Policy Studies Group, University of Wisconsin

http://www.painpolicy.wisc.edu – The Pain & Policies Studies Group website contains a wealth of information about pain relief and public policy, both domestic and international.

Pain Medicine News

http://www.painmedicinenews.com/ – Pain Medicine News has timely frequently updated content designed to meet the needs of the spectrum of physicians involved in pain medicine.

 

PainACTION

http://www.painaction.com – An online self-management program for pain patients, featuring individually-customized information, interactive skill-building tools, monthly newsletter and opportunities to share self-management tips.

PAINWeek®

http://www.painweek.org – PAINWeek is the national pain conference for frontline clinicians. The collective goal and vision of PAINWeek is to disseminate knowledge and tools to frontline clinicians who are faced with treating the majority of patients in pain.