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Lupus Awareness Month May – Purple Day – May 18, 2018

Lupus Awareness Month May – Purple Day – May 18, 2018

May 1 – May 31 all-day

Lupus Awareness Month: May is just around the corner, which means so is Lupus Awareness Month, a time where the Lupus Foundation of America encourages the public to join together to raise awareness and funds … Continue reading “Lupus Awareness Month May – Purple Day – May 18, 2018”

National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association – Together Walks for Fibromyalgia

National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association – Together Walks for Fibromyalgia

May 1 – Jun 30 all-day

May 1 – June 30, 2018 National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association Together Walks for Fibromyalgia Multiple Locations events.fibroandpain.org

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Fibromyalgia Care Society of America – Caterpillar Walk

Fibromyalgia Care Society of America – Caterpillar Walk

May 5 all-day

May 5, 2018 Fibromyalgia Care Society of America – Caterpillar Walk Hudson River Park, Pier 62 New York, NY events.fibroandpain.org

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Let’s StandUp20A – Osteoarthritis Action Alliance

Let’s StandUp20A – Osteoarthritis Action Alliance

May 8 – May 31 all-day

Announcing a new education and awareness campaign from the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance Let’s StandUp2OA! This May the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance (OAAA) is launching a new campaign “StandUp2OA”. The first and only national campaign that focuses … Continue reading “Let’s StandUp20A – Osteoarthritis Action Alliance”

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World Institute of Pain – 9th World Congress

World Institute of Pain – 9th World Congress

May 9 – May 12 all-day

May 9 – 12, 2018 World Institute of Pain – 9th World Congress Dublin, Ireland wip.agoria.co.uk

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Purple Day is May 18th – Lupus Awareness Month

Purple Day is May 18th – Lupus Awareness Month

May 18 all-day

Lupus Awareness Month, a time where the Lupus Foundation of America encourages the public to join together to raise awareness and funds for lupus research. Put on Purple Day is Friday, May 18th this year! … Continue reading “Purple Day is May 18th – Lupus Awareness Month”

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World Health Assembly

World Health Assembly

May 21 – May 26 all-day

World Health Assembly May 21-26, 2018 Geneva, Switzerland The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda … Continue reading “World Health Assembly”

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Canadian Pain Society – 38th Annual Scientific Meeting

Canadian Pain Society – 38th Annual Scientific Meeting

May 22 – May 25 all-day

May 22 – 25, 2018 Canadian Pain Society – 38th Annual Scientific Meeting Montreal, Quebec www.canadianpainsociety.ca

The Global Coalition for Circulatory Health

The Global Coalition for Circulatory Health

May 22 all-day

The Global Coalition for Circulatory Health and a diverse group of speakers and participants will come together in Geneva during the World Health Assembly on 22nd May 2018 to map out how universal health coverage … Continue reading “The Global Coalition for Circulatory Health”

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8th Global Patients Congress

8th Global Patients Congress

May 24 – May 26 all-day

8th Global Patients Congress May 24-26, 2018 Miami, FL The Congress is our flagship event where we bring together our global membership with a variety of high-level healthcare stakeholders to discuss important issues for patients … Continue reading “8th Global Patients Congress”

Global Patients Congress

Global Patients Congress

May 24 – May 26 all-day

Congress brings together around 200 patient advocates from across the world. Organizations of all sizes share best practice, gain insight into pressing healthcare issues and meet with others passionate about patient-centred healthcare. Delegates representing dozens … Continue reading “Global Patients Congress”

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World Multiple sclerosis (MS) Day

World Multiple sclerosis (MS) Day

May 31 all-day

World MS Day is officially marked on 30 May each year. Events and campaigns take place throughout the month of May as an effort to bring the global MS community together to share stories, raise … Continue reading “World Multiple sclerosis (MS) Day”

World No Tobacco Day – May 31st

World No Tobacco Day – May 31st

May 31 all-day

World No Tobacco Day -May 31st Every year, on 31 May, WHO and its partners, including the World Heart Federation, mark World No Tobacco Day to highlight risks associated with tobacco use and advocate for … Continue reading “World No Tobacco Day – May 31st”

September Pain Awareness Month

The first Pain Awareness Month was in 2001, when the ACPA led a coalition of groups to establish September as Pain Awareness Month. Please c ...

Welcome to The American Chronic Pain Association

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.

ACPA Mission:

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.

To raise awareness among the health care community, policy makers, and the public at large about issues of living with chronic pain.

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