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  • Alliance for Aging Research
    The Alliance for Aging is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and acclerating the pace of medical discoveries to vastly improve the universal experience of aging and health.
  • American Academy of Pain Medicine
    The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) is the medical specialty society representing physicians practicing in the field of pain medicine. As a medical specialty society, the Academy is involved in education, training, advocacy, and research in the specialty of pain medicine. The practice of pain medicine is multi-disciplinary in approach, incorporating modalities from various specialties to ensure the comprehensive evaluation and treatment of the pain patient. AAPM represents the diverse scope of the field through membership from a variety of origins, including such specialties as anesthesiology, internal medicine, neurology, neurological surgery, orthopedic surgery, physiatry, and psychiatry.
  • American Board of Pain Medicine
    The American Board of Pain Medicine (ABPM) is committed to the certification of qualified physicians in the field of Pain Medicine. The mission of the American Board of Pain Medicine is to serve the public by improving the quality of Pain Medicine.
  • American Massage Therapy Association
    The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) is the largest non-profit, professional association serving massage therapists, massage students and massage schools, with more than 56,000 members. AMTA provides our members with the strongest benefits in the profession. We promote massage to the public, the healthcare community, and other important groups. We work for fair licensing of massage in all states, and actively support research. Your voice is heard in AMTA as we are governed by massage therapists. And, we provide a wealth of local and national networking and continuing education opportunities.
  • American Medical Association
    To promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health. To be an essential part of the professional life of every physician. The American Medical Association helps doctors help patients by uniting physicians nationwide to work on the most important professional and public health issues. AMA policy on issues in medicine and public health is decided through its democratic policy-making process, in the AMA House of Delegates. The AMA’s activities with for-profit entities are directed by AMA guidelines for corporate relationships, and its Internet products follow AMA guidelines for health and information websites. Together, we will play an active role in shaping the future of medicine.
  • American Nurses Association
    The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation’s 3.1 million registered nurses through its constituent and state nurses associations and its organizational affiliates. The ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public.
  • American Pain Society
    The American Pain Society is 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.
  • American Pharmacist Association
    APhA was the first-established national professional society of pharmacists, having been founded in 1852 as the American Pharmaceutical Association. It remains the largest association of pharmacists in the United States, boasting more than 60,000 practicing pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and others interested in advancing the profession. Through a House of Delegates that meets each year at the APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition, APhA provides a forum for discussion, consensus building, and policy setting for the profession of pharmacy. In fact, nearly all of pharmacy’s specialty organizations trace their roots to APhA, having originally been a section or part of this broad foundation of pharmacy.
  • American Society of Pain Educators
    The American Society of Pain Educators (ASPE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit professional organization dedicated to improving pain management through the education and training of healthcare professionals to become Certified Pain Educators (CPEs). As the only organization focusing on pain educator training, the Society teaches healthcare professionals to serve as resources to educate their clinical peers, as well as patients, families, and caregivers, on ways to relieve pain by the safest means possible. ASPE members are the frontline practitioners when it comes to treating pain. They are ‘go to’ resources in their practices and organizations, imparting evidence-based guidelines, translating care plans, and monitoring for safety, efficacy, and adherence. They are charged with delivering better health outcomes.
  • American Society of Pain Management Nursing
    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 practice. This is accomplished through education, standards, advocacy and research.
  • American Society of Peri Anesthesia
    Serving Nurses practicing in all phases of preanesthesia and post anesthesia care, ambulatory surgery and pain management.
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
    The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) remains one of the largest subspecialty societies in anesthesiology. Our mission is to be the premier organization that addresses the clinical and professional educational needs of physicians and scientists; assures excellence in patient care utilizing regional anesthesia and pain medicine; and investigates the scientific basis of the specialty. The American Society of Regional Anesthesia was founded on August 2, 1923. In 1939, ASRA merged with the ASA. The Society was reborn in 1975. ASRA is the largest subspecialty society in anesthesiology. There are approximately 5500 members, including physicians and scientists and a rich international distribution. The logo of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine depicts the core of the Society’s mission and includes features that embellish the essence of that mission in a symbolic way.
  • Analgesic Clinical Trial Innovations, Opportunities, and Networks (ACTION)
    The Analgesic Clinical Trial Innovations, Opportunities, and Networks (ACTION) public-private partnership is aligned with the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recently launched Initiative for the Advancement of Regulatory Science. For the benefit of the public health, ACTION is designed to streamline the discovery and development process for new analgesic medications and to more generally accelerate the development of pain treatments with improved efficacy and safety. This multi-year, multi-phase initiative will initiate and foster strategic collaborations among a broad spectrum of stakeholders — including, but not limited to, academia, industry, professional organizations, patient advocacy groups, foundations, philanthropic organizations, and other government agencies — with the well-defined goal of sharing data, best practices, and innovative thinking.
  • Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence (CLAAD)
    The primary objective of the not-for-profit Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence (CLAAD) is to coordinate a comprehensive national effort to prevent the diversion, misuse, and abuse of prescription medications while ensuring adequate medical care for patients in need. CLAAD supports a balanced approach to prescription drug policy: efforts to prevent abuse must not impede proper medical practice and patient care.
  • Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • Emerging Solutions in Pain (ESP)
    Emerging Solutions in Pain (ESP) is an ongoing educational initiative developed to address some of today’s most critical issues in pain management. These issues involve balancing fundamental rights of patients and clinicians with the challenge of risk containment for opioid misuse, abuse and addiction associated with medical prescribing and use of controlled substances. Through evidence-based scientific data, validated tools, and the expertise of a cadre of leading pain and addiction medicine experts, the ESP program provides clinicians with guidance in the implementation of good practice management techniques. Site features and programs emphasize favorable interaction with regulatory and law enforcement agencies, as well as effective assessment, monitoring and documentation strategies; all of which contribute to the overall goal of optimizing outcomes for patients in pain.
  • Graduate Certificate In Chronic Pain Management (online learning)
    Chronic pain management is a major and growing challenge for patients, healthcare professionals and the global healthcare system. This certificate is an ongoing collaboration between the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy and the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain to provide healthcare professionals with the most recent and relevant approaches and technologies for the care and management of chronic pain. Learn More Click Here
  • HealthyWomen.org
    HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation’s leading independent health information source for women. For more than 20 years, women have been coming to the HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through its wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research. HealthyWomen has a long history of providing unbiased and accurate health information and has earned the trust of consumers and health care providers as well as nonprofit and corporate partners and the media. HW is widely referenced in print, broadcast and online venues and its Web site, www.HealthyWomen.org®, was named the top women’s health Web site by Good Housekeeping magazine. In addition, HealthyWomen has a strong network of women’s centers, clinics, health care systems and other health-delivery partners across the country through which it distributes its print materials.
  • Initiative on Methods, Measurement, and Pain Assessment in Clinical Trials
    Initiative on Methods, Measurement, and Pain Assessment in Clinical Trials This mission of IMMPACT is to develop consensus recommendations for improving the design, execution, and interpretation of clinical trials of treatment of pain.
  • International Association for the Study of Pain
    Founded in 1973, IASP brings together scientists, clinicians, health care providers and policy makers to stimulate and support the study of pain and to translate that knowledge into improved pain relief worldwide.
  • International Pelvic Pain Society
    We are dedicated to treating patients with pelvic pain and to the education of medical providers. Our website has important information for patients, including a listing of providers all over the world with an interest in pelvic pain. I would be happy to provide you with more information, but I think it would be great to add our info as a resource for patients with pelvic pain.
  • Mayday Fund
    Watch this short video featuring Dr. Diane E. Meier, director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care, as an example of clear communication about health and medical issues.The Mayday Fund supported the development of this video to help health care professionals understand the importance of good communication as well as excellent treatment when it comes to pain and palliative care.
  • McGill.CA
    The School of Physical & Occupational Therapy at McGill University is recognized globally as a top-ranked academic institution, both in the delivery of enriched educational programs in the field of rehabilitation and also in the creation of new discoveries in rehabilitation science and the translation of that new knowledge to the practice arena.
  • Medscape Education
    Medscape Education, the new Professional Pain Collaborative provides education and resources in the national endeavor to manage pain safely and effectively. Visit Medscape Educaiton for Pain Management CME, information, Resources and tools.
  • MedSun (Medical Product Safety Network)
    The Medical Product Safety Network (MedSun) improves FDA’s understanding of problems with the use of medical devices so that the FDA, healthcare facilities, clinicians, and manufacturers can better address safety concerns.
    The MedSun Web page is a newsletter-based website which provides monthly updates about timely medical device issues that may impact patient safety. This website also provides public access to de-identified reports sent into the MedSun program, in addition to important safety information to MedSun participants and to the national clinical community about reported problems. You will see the current newsletter content on this Web page, or you may visit the MedSun Newsletters page to search past MedSun Newsletters.
  • National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI)
    The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) has launched a program designed to significantly reduce the prescription drugs in American homes that are either no longer needed or outdated. These same drugs unfortunately have become the target of theft and misuse, oftentimes by people who have access to the residence. America’s 12 to 17 year olds have made prescription drugs the number one substance of abuse for their age group, and much of that supply is unwittingly coming from the medicine cabinets of their parents, grandparents, and friends. More and more adults recognize the need to remove these substances from the home and legally and safely turn them over to law enforcement for proper chain of custody and court ordered destruction. Law enforcement is the only entity legally able to accept these medications and process them properly so that they do not fall into the wrong hands. Law enforcement takes control of and destroys drugs on a regular basis as part of their regular operations. Therefore, NADDI has developed this web page to provide the locations of law enforcement sites that are accepting prescription drugs throughout the United States.
  • National Family Partnership
    NFP History: A Proud Beginning. National Family Partnership, formerly the National Federation of Parents for Drug Free Youth, was established as a grassroots, nonprofit organization in 1980 by a handful of concerned and determined parents who were convinced they should begin to play a leadership role in drug prevention. Since its founding thirty years ago, NFP has devoted its efforts to the well-being of youth. Today, NFP is a national leader in drug prevention education and advocacy. Our mission is to lead and support our nation’s families and communities in nurturing the full potential of healthy, drug free youth.
  • National Association of Social Workers
    The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with 145,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.
  • National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
    The mission of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases is to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases, the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research, and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases.
  • National Medical Association
    To advance the art and science of medicine for people of African descent through education, advocacy, and health policy to promote health and wellness, eliminate health disparities, and sustain physician viability.
  • National Partnership for Women & Families
    We believe that actions speak louder than words, and for nearly four decades we have fought for every major policy advance that has helped women and families.Today, we promote fairness in the workplace, reproductive health and rights, access to quality affordable health care, and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family.Founded in 1971 as the Women’s Legal Defense Fund, the National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)3 organization located in Washington, DC.
  • PCSS-O
    PCSS-O is a national training and mentoring project developed in response to the prescription opioid overdose epidemic. The consortium of major stakeholders and constituency groups with interests in safe and effective use of opioid medications offers extensive experience in the treatment of substance use disorders and specifically, opioid use disorder treatment, as well as the interface of pain and opioid use disorder. PCSS-O makes available at no cost CME programs on the safe and effective use of opioids for treatment of chronic pain and safe and effective treatment of opioid use disorder.
  • Pain Resource Center
    The Pain Resource Center, Inc. has helped many clinicians publish articles based on data from their own practices.
  • Social Security and Disability Resource Center
    The Social Security and Disability Resource Center website (www.ssdrc.com) provides information on the federal government’s two disability benefit programs, title II social security disability benefits and title 16 SSI disability benefits. Covered topics include disability applications, denials on claims, the filing of appeals, and how the disability claim evaluation process works. Based on the author’s experience as a disability claims examiner, this information may be helpful to your site’s visitors.
  • The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the lead Federal agency charged with improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. As one of 12 agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services, AHRQ supports health services research that will improve the quality of health care and promote evidence-based decision making.
  • The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy
    The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy works to educate the public and healthcare professionals, provide state-of-the-art treatment for patients with peripheral neuropathy, and identify causes and cures through basic and clinical research.
  • Tufts University School of Medicine Program in Pain Resource, Education ad Policy (PREP)
    Tufts University School of Medicine Program in Pain Resource, Education and Policy (PREP) is the first and only multidisciplinary graduate pain management master’s program in the United States.
  • U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
    The Drug Safety Newsletter is a FDA publication for healthcare professionals and the medical community. The newsletter provides information on the findings of selected postmarketing drug safety reviews from FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. The newsletter also provides information on important emerging drug safety issues and recently approved new molecular entities. FDA hopes the newsletter will raise awareness of reported adverse events, and stimulate additional adverse event reporting by healthcare professionals. Read the entire 2008 MedWatch Safety Summary, including a link to the Drug Safety Newsletter at: https://www.fda.gov/cder/dsn/default.htm
  • Worldwide Syringomyelia & Chiari Task Force Inc.
    Established on September 23, 2014, the Worldwide Syringomyelia & Chiari Task Force Inc. is a non-profit 501c3 organization. Our mission is to educate the world about Syringomyelia. Our purpose is to educate the world about this rare disease and provide those diagnosed with hope by providing durable medical equipment, prescription assistance, and excellent resources within the medical community. We place a strong emphasis on the delivery of education to nurses and physicians with the hope to open new doors of opportunity. We also focus on creating and then establishing programs to improve early recognition of symptoms that will provide excellent direct care to decrease morbidity/mortality. Overall, our desire is to improve the overall quality of life from childhood through adulthood! First Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRC74SCCddI

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