Support & Community
for Pain Professionals
Staying informed of the most up-to-date practices, guidelines, and policies is a key aspect of responsible pain management. The following organizations offer a variety of tools, from educational modules to clinical news and best practices for nursing care, that promote the full spectrum of responsible pain management.
For US Healthcare Professionals Only
Organizations That Educate, Connect, and Provide Support
for Pain Professionals
American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM)
A medical association that represents physicians practicing comprehensive pain medicine. The mission of AAPM is to advance and promote the full spectrum of multidisciplinary pain care, education, advocacy, and research to improve function and quality of life for people living with pain. They offer on-demand education courses and seminars on the latest developments in the science of pain.Visit site >
American Pain Society
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. The organization’s official publication, The Journal of Pain, provides a platform where clinical researchers, basic scientists, clinicians, and other health professionals can publish original research.Visit site >
American Society for Pain Management Nursing
An organization dedicated to advancing and promoting optimal nursing care for people affected by pain by promoting best nursing practices. They also provide the PCSS (Providers Clinical Support System) Educational Webinar Series, which includes comprehensive courses, webinars, and videos concerning pain management and prescription treatments.Visit site >
CO*RE (Collaborative for REMS Education)
A collection of healthcare professional organizations that promote individual and population health and public safety. This organization promotes timely, evidence-based, outcome-oriented, and interprofessional education related to the comprehensive management of pain, addiction, and their comorbidities. Their CO*RE’s CE/CME curriculum helps clinicians balance the risks of treatment with the benefits for relief to patients in their practice.Visit site >
A nonprofit organization that provides training and technical assistance to communities and clinicians addressing prescription medication issues. They offer programs like Project Pill Drop, a community-based medication-disposal program, and Lazarus Recovery Services, a peer-guided recovery-support program for those with substance use disorders.Visit site >
Pain Care Meetings, Conferences, and Events
There are a number of informative conferences and events to attend on pain management. These events can help professionals stay current with the latest in pain management.
Pain Research Forum
The Pain Research Forum provides a place for members of the international pain-research community to engage in an open exchange of information and ideas.View events >
A leading source for worldwide conferences, with databases for national and international conferences, CME opportunities, speakers, and news. This link will take you directly to events related to pain management.View events >
PAINWeek sponsors annual and regional conferences to provide educational resources for frontline pain practitioners. The PAINWeek national conference occurs annually in September, which is national Pain Awareness Month. PAINWeekEnd conferences occur regionally throughout the year.View events >
Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) National Take Back Day
Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to responsibly and anonymously dispose of any leftover prescription medications they may have at home.View events >
International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) 2021 Global Year for the Prevention of Pain
Focuses on disseminating pain prevention strategies to researchers, clinicians, and patients by providing free factsheets, webinars, publications, and more to contribute towards IASP's vision of global pain relief.Visit site >
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