Pain is a highly subjective symptom. There is no pain-o-meter or instrument to objectively measure pain - Dr. David Bearman
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An Appeal for a Universal Opioid Metric
Primum non nocere—first, do no harm—is an aphorism attributed to the physicians’ Hippocratic oath. Arguably we as physicians have been harming our patients through our liberal use of opioids to treat non-cancerous pain. The practice of utilizing opioids as a mainstay of chronic pain therapy has many untoward downstream societal effects, which have been well described. As physicians, we have a responsibility to our patients and society to help solve our opioid problem. The Morphine Milligram Equivalents (MME)/day conversion metric is a validated opioid metric utilized in research. The widespread adoption of such a metric in clinical care will help frontline clinicians provide better care and…
An Appeal for a Universal Opioid Metric
Primum non nocere—first, do no harm—is an aphorism attributed to the physicians’ Hippocratic oath. Arguably we as physicians have been harming our patients through our liberal use of opioids to treat non-cancerous pain.
Alliance for Balanced Pain Management
Our mission is to advocate for balanced pain management by supporting organizations and individuals who share a common goal to reduce pain, reduce medicine abuse and improve care.
Making children's comfort a cornerstone of compassionate medical care.
Chronic Pain Research Alliance
The Chronic Pain Research Alliance (CPRA) is the country’s first and only research-led collaborative advocacy effort dedicated to changing the lives of those with Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions (COPCs).
International Association for the Study of Pain
IASP brings together scientists, clinicians, health-care providers, and policymakers to stimulate and support the study of pain and to translate that knowledge into improved pain relief worldwide.
International Pain Foundation
International Pain Foundation (iPain) is your Power of Pain headquarters. We recognize the value of every person who makes up the chronic pain community. We are guided by our commitment to excellence, leadership and patient empowerment.
National Coalition of Chronic Pain Providers & Professionals
The National Coalition of Chronic Pain Providers & Professionals (NCCPPP) is a network of health providers, professionals, and organizations working on behalf of individuals with chronic pain, their families and their caregivers.
Pain Studies Lab
Our research group studies, invents and designs technologies for people who live with persistent pain, their pain physicians and healthcare professionals, their caregivers, and their social milieux.
Society For Pain Practice Management
The Society For Pain Practice Management (SPPM) is dedicated to improving the care of the patient in pain by educating physicians, administrators, nurses, allied health professionals, and billing personnel in the most up-to-date information in the areas of clinical pain management and pain practice management.
Society for Pediatric Pain Medicine
The Society for Pediatric Pain Medicine (SPPM) supports the goals of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia to continually advance the quality of anesthesia care, perioperative management, and, in particular, the alleviation of acute and chronic pain-related conditions in children up to 21 years of age and young adults still in the transition of care to adult practice.
Special Interest Group on Pain in Childhood
•to promote education about pain in children •to share relevant information about children’s pain control •to advance our ability to alleviate children’s pain from an international and interdisciplinary perspective •to encourage research, particularly multicenter studies, and studies which focus on unique problems of pediatrics, including newborns.
The Coalition Against Pediatric Pain
Its purposes are to support and unite families affected by pediatric pain, increase awareness of special needs of children affected by pediatric pain, educate others regarding long-term consequences of pediatric pain...
World Institute of Pain
The mission of WIP is to bring together the most recognized experts in the field of pain medicine throughout the world for the standardization and advancement of multidisciplinary and interventional pain practice and the achievement of improved standards of care for pain patients by workshops, educational activities...
Campaign to End Chronic Pain in Women
The Campaign’s major aim was to improve the health and well-being of women living with one or more chronic pain disorders that solely or disproportionately affect women, including myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, temporomandibular disorders, vulvodynia, endometriosis and interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome.
Defense and Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management
To leverage the best available evidence, clinical expertise, and collaboration to develop and communicate consensus recommendations in support of Air Force, Army, Navy, and VHA pain management practice, education, and research.
Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee
The Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee (IPRCC) is a Federal advisory committee created by the Department of Health and Human Services to enhance pain research efforts and promote collaboration across the government, with the ultimate goals of advancing the fundamental understanding of pain and improving pain-related treatment strategies.
International Pelvic Pain Society
The International Pelvic Pain Society was established in 1996 with two primary objectives: •To educate health care professionals how to diagnose and manage chronic pelvic pain, thereby changing the lives of patients worldwide. •To bring hope to men and women who suffer from chronic pelvic pain by significantly raising public awareness and impacting individual lives.
National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association
To offer vision, resources, value, and service to people associated with fibromyalgia and chronic pain disorders, their communities, our employees and volunteers by being a superior charitable, non-profit organization.
Sceptor Pain Foundation
Sceptor Pain Foundation is committed to providing access to pain management and treatment resources.
The Facial Pain Research Foundation
The Facial Pain Research Foundation’s first international research project to find a cure is underway and it seeks to discover the answers to “Why Me?” and lead scientists to developing a cure.
Veterans in Pain
Our focus is to validate the impact of chronic pain among veterans and their families as we increase knowledge about pain management among veterans so that they can improve the quality of their life and reduce their sense of suffering.
American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
The American Academy of Craniofacial Pain will continue to be the organization promoting advancement of knowledge in Craniofacial Pain, Temporomandibular Disorders, and Dental Sleep Medicine by providing a common ground for clinical practice and research to professionals for the benefit of the public.
American Academy of Orofacial Pain
To establish acceptable criteria for the diagnosis and treatment of orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders. To stress the significant incidence of orofacial pain problems for both medical and dental professions. To provide a base for annual meetings for the dissemination of research and treatment for orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders.
American Academy of Pain Medicine
AAPM represents 2,000+ pain medicine clinician members and is involved in education, training, advocacy, and research in the field 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 Board of Pain Medicine
The American Board of Pain Medicine (ABPM) is committed to the certification of qualified physicians in the field of Pain Medicine.
American Chronic Pain Association
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 Society for Pain Management Nursing
The American Society for Pain Management Nursing®'s mission is to advance and promote optimal nursing care for people affected by pain by promoting best nursing practices. This is accomplished through education, standards, advocacy and research.
American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
The American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians is a not-for-profit organization representing interventional pain physicians across the country.
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Our vision is to be the leader in regional anesthesia and acute and chronic pain medicine through innovations in education and research.
Australian Pain Management Association
We aim to enhance the wellbeing of all Australians living with chronic pain through guided pain management, involving your pain team. This is reflected in the goals of the National Pain Strategy which APMA actively supports.
Australian Pain Society
The Australian Pain Society is a multidisciplinary organisation aiming to relieve pain and related suffering through advocacy and leadership in clinical practice, education and research.
British Pain Society
The British Pain Society is the oldest and largest multidisciplinary professional organisation in the field of pain within the UK. Chronic pain is suffered by over a third of the population. It is commonly distressing and commonly highly disabling. It is devastating for individuals who suffer. Many cannot work and lose their jobs.
Canadian Academy of Pain Management
The Canadian Academy of Pain Management is dedicated to promoting excellence of care for pain sufferers; through comprehensive professional development for professionals who care for pain sufferers; in a context of interdisciplinary collaboration; and through adherence to the core professional attitudes and acquisition of knowledge essential for caring for pain sufferers.
Canadian Pain Society
The CPS is a society of scientists and health professionals who have a vested interest in pain research and management.
New Zealand Pain Society
To provide accurate, evidence-based information to health professionals, researchers and people with pain in New Zealand.
Our goal is to ensure every Australian can access the best possible treatment without delay, to reduce long-term disability, improve work retention rates, and help people and their families live better lives.
Pain doesn't have to be a barrier to living a full life. We believe in a holistic, integrated approach to pain management. If you’re living with pain, you deserve to be in the driver’s seat.
Southern Pain Society
The Southern Pain Society was incorporated in 1989 and is a region of the American Pain Society covering the 18 southern states and Puerto Rico. Our mission is to serve people with pain by advancing research and treatment and to increase the knowledge and skill of the regional professional community.
U.S. Pain Foundation
The mission of U.S. Pain Foundation is to educate, connect, inform and empower those living with pain while also advocating on behalf of the entire pain community. As a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to serving those who live with pain conditions and their care providers, U.S. Pain Foundation helps individuals find resources and inspiration.
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