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Full audience at the 2013 Annual Clinical Meeting

Full audience at the 2013 Annual Clinical Meeting

The 25th Annual Clinical Meeting

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!

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Jogging for health.

President's Clinician Wellness Initiative

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.”

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Bob Twillman on Pain Matters

Bob Twillman on Pain Matters

Bob Twillman Featured on Discovery Channel Documentary

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.

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Transform the way that people with pain get the care they need and deserve.

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.

  • A network of like-minded clinicians

    Our members recognize that chronic pain is complex and good pain management requires a team approach that utilizes the collective knowledge of many disciplines.

  • Education you'll find nowhere else

    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 nation’s leading policy experts

    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.

  • The nation’s leading advocacy team

    Our team consists of top leaders in the pain management field and people affected by pain —- all committed to speaking out for you.

  • A credential in pain management

    For all clinicians who treat pain. And, coming this fall, an advanced credential for physicians.

Learn what we do.

We address the four pillars of pain management.

We advocate.

We Advocate

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.

We educate.

We Educate

The Academy provides education through the Annual Clinical Meeting, online and live programs, and print materials.

We credential.

We Credential

The Academy Credential is the only credential that is available for all practitioners who treat people with pain.

We inform.

We Inform

The Academy produces The Pain Practitioner and Currents: The Monthly Index to Pain Management, the nation's number one online source of pain management information.

Work with us.

Our partners represent a network that supports the Academy's cause. We are grateful for their support. If you're interested in becoming a partner of the American Academy of Pain Management, contact us today.

Support our efforts.

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 with your time or by donating to support our cause. Help us support pain practitioners, and bring pain management to the forefront.