We have compiled relevant websites to provide clinicians and patients with additional resources on pain education and research.
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The American Academy of Pain Medicine
Founded in 1983, AAPM is the medical specialty society representing physicians and their team members practicing in the field of pain medicine. The Academy is involved in education, training, advocacy, and research in the specialty of pain medicine. AAPM aims to be the recognized authority for appropriate and effective pain care through its knowledge, scholarship, and commitment. Propelled by members from all disciplines in pain, AAPM works to improve the study and treatment of pain.
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. The information and tools on our site can help you to better understand your pain and work more effectively with your health care team toward a higher quality of life.
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.
EMPainline is a resource for those striving to improve our understanding of pain and its management in the emergency department. Our goal is to close the gap between existing knowledge and practice as well as to nurture professional growth within the emergency medicine pain community. By improving access to practice and research resources, and by building a network of emergency medicine practitioners, educators and researchers dedicated to this goal, we will strive to continuously improve the experience of people with pain who seek care in our emergency departments. This site provides multiple resources for better understanding pain management in the emergency department. You must sign in to LinkedIn to view this page.
The NIH Pain Consortium was established to enhance pain research and promote collaboration among researchers across the many NIH Institutes and Centers that have programs and activities addressing pain. The consortium supports initiatives, development of research resources and tools, and hosts events to promote collaboration and highlight advances in pain research.
PainEDU is an educational website for clinicians, teaching about pain assessment and management. This site is a comprehensive resource and is based on the latest scientific information about pain treatment.
The purpose of this website is to create user-friendly resource center for emergency physicians, residents, nurses, and pre-hospital personnel that will assist in combating acute and chronic pain in the Emergency Department.
PAINWeek is more than an annual or regional conference. It is now the Pain Education Resource for Frontline Practitioners. The PAINWeek communications platform represents a single point of access for busy practitioners spanning live, digital, and print communications that will extend the energy and experience of our national and regional conferences throughout the year, and to a wider audience of frontline practitioners with an interest in pain management.
The goal of painACTION is to help people improve their self-management of their pain condition. Written with the help of health educators, pain experts, and people dealing with pain, this site is a resource to come back to repeatedly, to track the occurrence of pain as well as to learn more.
This medical newspaper offers extensive coverage of pain related presentations at major clinical meetings and feature articles on topics relevant to practicing clinicians. Pain Medicine News also presents in-depth clinical reviews written by thought leaders, cutting-edge practice management articles, medical education and CME activities.
Practical Pain Management keeps the practitioner in mind. PPM strives to provide practicing pain specialists, including PCPs, rheumatologists, pediatricians, orthopedics, neurologists, and emergency medicine specialists—in short, clinicians on the front lines of pain—with practical clinical information on a variety of pain topics. Practical Pain Management was founded in 2000 and is written by pain experts and leaders in the field. It has a circulation of more than 46,000. From arthritis to migraine, multiple sclerosis to fibromyalgia, PPM provides real-world clinical insights. Pain is complex and can be challenging to treat safely and effectively. PPM helps clinicians navigate the latest research in pain to bring these benefits to their patients.
The mission of U.S. Pain Foundation is to connect, inform, educate and empower those living with pain, while advocating on behalf of the entire pain community.