Join us September 18-21, 2014 at the Academy’s 25th Annual Meeting, Exploring the Science, Practicing the Art. Expand your knowledge and understanding about pain management, meet some of the most forward-thinking experts in the field, gain practical hands-on experiences, and have a great time!Learn More
Jogging for health.
At the 2012 Annual Clinical Meeting, Board President, Robert Bonakdar, MD, FAAFP, announced his two-year President’s Clinician Wellness Initiative. According to Dr. Bonakdar, “ When clinicians take better care of themselves they will take better care of their patients.”Learn More
The Academy’s Deputy Executive Director, Bob Twillman, Ph.D., is featured as an expert in the Discovery Channel documentary, Pain Matters. Dr. Twillman discusses key considerations in a comprehensive approach to chronic pain management.
Join us, become a member, and be part of an energized community of clinicians that works together to ensure that people with pain have access to optimal, person-centered care. Join us and get the tools, services, and support you need to provide that care.
Our members recognize that chronic pain is complex and good pain management requires a team approach that utilizes the collective knowledge of many disciplines.
Our education allows you to explore a host of options for managing pain. Our education supports an interdisciplinary and integrative model, which you can learn more about through our publications, online education, articles, and research on proper prescribing of all medications used to treat pain, as well as, other modalities.
The Academy is widely recognized as the nation’s foremost voice in proposing and advocating for public policy that allows its members and other healthcare practitioners to provide optimal pain care.
Our team consists of top leaders in the pain management field and people affected by pain —- all committed to speaking out for you.
We address the four pillars of pain management.
The Academy is the country’s leader in advocating for balanced pain management policy, working to ensure the ability to provide optimal pain care to everyone who needs it.
The Academy provides education through the Annual Clinical Meeting, online and live programs, and print materials.
The Academy Credential is the only credential that is available for all practitioners who treat people with pain.
The Academy's mission is to advance the field of pain management using an integrative model of patient-centered care. You can help support the Academy in many ways: with your time, or by donating to support our cause. Help us support pain practitioners, and bring pain management to the forefront. (Note: requires login.)