Professional Associations

This page contains any professional association or organization that deals, directly
or indirectly, with CRPS/RSD, chronic pain, or any other topic relevant to folks like us.


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AAPM: American Academy of Pain Management  the largest pain org'n. in the USA; for pain clinicians

AAPM: American Academy of Pain Medicine the medical specialty society for pain physicians

Addiction Guide "Our mission at Addiction Guide is simple: We are here to serve you in any we can. Whether addiction is impacting you, a family member, or a friend, we will do our best to provide you the tools necessary to start your recovery."

Alliance of State Pain Initiatives "The Alliance of State Pain Initiatives (ASPI) is a national network of interdisciplinary, state-based organizations dedicated to transforming the culture of pain care."

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine "is the professional organization for physicians specializing in hospice and palliative medicine. Membership is also open to nurses and other health care providers who are committed to improving the quality of life of patients and families facing life-threatening or serious conditions."

American Academy of Neurology: Chronic Pain "While acute pain is a normal sensation triggered in the nervous system to alert you to possible injury and the need to take care of yourself, chronic pain is different. Chronic pain persists. Pain signals keep firing in the nervous system for weeks, months, even years."

American Academy of Pain Management "The mission of the American Academy of Pain Management is to advance the field of pain management using an integrative model of patient-centered care by providing evidence-based education for pain practitioners, as well as credentialing and advocacy for its members."

American Academy of Pain Medicine "AAPM, founded in 1983, is the recognized authority on the evaluation and care of patients with pain. It is a professional community of physicians with a sustained interest in pain disorders and their management, with a background in related specialties such as anesthesiology, internal medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, physiatry, family practice, and psychiatry."

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation "Exclusively serving the needs of today's physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation has over 8,000 members in the United States and abroad. The headquarters office for the Academy is in Rosemont, Illinois."

American Academy of Physician Assistants "AAPA provides comprehensive support and advocacy for physician assistants so that they may, in turn, provide patients with increased access to quality, cost-effective health care."

American Board of Pain Medicine "The mission of the American Board of Pain Medicine is to serve the public by improving the quality of Pain Medicine."

American Childhood Cancer Organization "Our mission is to provide information and support for children and adolescents with cancer and their families, to provide grassroots leadership through advocacy and awareness, and to support research leading to a cure for all children diagnosed with this life-threatening disease." These folks know a LOT about supporting children in horrible pain.

American NeuroModulation Society "is dedicated to advancing the field of Neuromodulation through clinical research, education, and print material within the United States while increasing the avenues of development for its members through professional networking systems, ongoing communication and other opportunities."

American Chronic Pain Association "Since 1980, the ACPA has offered peer support and education in pain management skills to people with pain, family and friends, and health care professionals."

ACHE: American Council for Headache Education "AHS physicians and the American Headache Association Committee on Headache Education lay members collaborate in producing educational programs and materials, coordinating the support groups, and undertaking public awareness initiatives all aimed at improving care for headache sufferers."

American Headache Society "The American Headache Society (AHS) is a professional society of health care providers dedicated to the study and treatment of headache and face pain. The Society's objectives are to promote the exchange of information and ideas concerning the causes and treatments of headache and related painful disorders."

American Medical Association "Since 1847 the American Medical Association (AMA) has had one mission: to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health."

American Nurses Association "is the only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation's 3.1 million registered nurses through its constituent member nurses associations and its organizational affiliates."

American Pain Foundation " APF stands up with people living with pain, caregivers, health care providers and allied organizations, working together to dismantle the barriers that impede access to quality pain care for all."

APS: American Pain Society "is a multidisciplinary community that brings together a diverse group of scientists, clinicians and other professionals to increase the knowledge of pain and transform public policy and clinical practice to reduce pain-related suffering."

American Society for Addiction Medicine "a professional society representing close to 3,000 physicians dedicated to increasing access and improving quality of addiction treatment, educating physicians and the public, supporting research and prevention,and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addictions."

American Society of Anesthesiologists "our members are dedicated to the highest standards of patient care. If you have questions about pain relief, anesthesia during surgery or other aspects of our care, the ASA is ready to provide the answers you need."

American Society Of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) "formed in 1998 with the goal of promoting the development and practice of safe, high quality yet cost effective interventional pain management techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of pain and related disorders, and to ensure patient access to these interventions."

American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics "Our mission is to provide high-quality scholarship, debate, and critical thought for professionals at the intersection of law, medicine, and ethics."

American Society of Pain Educators "...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 for Pain Management Nursing "To advance and promote optimal nursing care for people affected by pain by promoting best nursing practices."

American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses " is the professional specialty nursing organization representing the interests of more than 55,000 nurses practicing in all phases of preanesthesia and postanesthesia care, ambulatory surgery, and pain management. "

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine  "addresses the clinical and professional educational needs of physicians and scientists; assures excellence in patient care utilizing regional anesthesia and pain medicine; and investigates the scientific basis of the specialty."

APA/Pain Management Partnership "Pharmacist.com | Your Access to the World of Pharmacy and home of the American Pharmacists Association APhA"

Association of American Medical Colleges "the AAMC strengthens the world's most advanced medical care by supporting the entire spectrum of education, research, and patient care activities conducted by our member institutions."

Australian Pain Society "The Australian Pain Society is a multidisciplinary body that aims to reduce pain and related suffering through leadership in clinical practice, education, research, and public advocacy."

Law, Medicine and Ethics "Where multidisciplinary education improves practice®: a unique resource for attorneys, physicians, nurses, ethicists, educators, students, administrators and other professionals shaping healthcare for the 21st century."

Johns Hopkins Chronic Pain Treatment Program, The "The Pain Treatment Program (PTP) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences offers comprehensive evaluation, treatment planning, and care for patients with chronic, disabling pain that requires intensive rehabilitation."

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Pain Control Program "Clinical research in pain management at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center involves specialists in the fields of neurology, anesthesiology, psychiatry and psychology, and pharmacology, among others."

MGH Center for Pain Medicine "The Center for Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital is made up of professionals from numerous disciplines working together to deliver comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for individuals with acute, chronic, and cancer-related pain."

National Forum of Independent Pain Clinicians

New York University Pain Management Center "The core mission of the Center for the Study and Treatment of Pain at NYU Langone Medical Center is to preserve, improve and comfort human life. This mission will be achieved through the provision of superior clinical care, academic excellence, and innovative research."