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American Academy of Pain Medicine

The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) is the medical specialty society representing physicians practicing in the field of pain medicine. As a medical specialty society, the Academy is involved in education, training, advocacy, and research in the specialty of pain medicine.


American Association of Pain Psychology (AAPP)

The American Association of Pain Psychology (AAPP) is a national, multidisciplinary community of pain providers serving youth and adults living with chronic pain. AAPP was established in 2010 to provide a place for pain providers to educate, network, advocate, and share information regarding the practice and study of pain management. AAPP creates community, promotes and elevates pain education, and advocates for a biopsychosocial approach to pain medicine through advanced-level continuing education seminars, community gatherings, resource-sharing, and a public directory of multidisciplinary pain providers.


American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Founded in 1905, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is an educational, research and scientific society with more than 52,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology. ASA is committed to ensuring physician anesthesiologists evaluate and supervise the medical care of patients before, during and after surgery to provide the highest quality and safest care every patient deserves.


Through our When Seconds Count® endeavor, we are committed to educating patients about their pain management options, including the appropriate use of opioids as well as safe and effective alternative treatments.


International Association for the Study of Pain

The International Association for the Study of Pain 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. Read more here.


International Research Consortium for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (IRC)

The IRC’s mission is to promote research directed to relieving the pain and disability, prevention, and cure of CRPS patients. The IRC relies fully on the clinical expertise, efforts and experience of its founding members to promote and engage in research initiatives serving the prevention and cure of CRPS. The IRC functions as an international forum fostering the multinational collaboration of its membership body. Our founding members have been selected from a highly competitive pool of clinical practitioners, physicians and medical researchers from nearly 50 research laboratories around the globe.


National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI)

The National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, NIH-funded organization that provides project-driven human biospecimen service to academic and corporate scientists.


Quebec Pain Research Network

The mission of the Pain Network is to contribute through basic, clinical, evaluative and epidemiological research to the improvement of the quality of life of Quebecers who suffer from chronic pain through cohesive efforts between a group of 90 researchers associated to the four University Health Networks (Réseaux universitaires intégrés de santé; RUIS) of the province of Quebec: Université Laval, McGill University, Université de Montréal and Université de Sherbrooke, and to the Université du Québec network.


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