- To foster and encourage research on pain mechanisms and pain
syndromes and to help improve the management of patients with
acute and chronic pain by bringing together the basic scientists
and health professionals of various disciplines and backgrounds
who have an interest in pain research and management.
- To promote education and training in the field of pain.
- To promote and facilitate the dissemination of new information
in the field of pain.
- To promote and sponsor regional scientific and educational meetings
- To encourage the adoption of a uniform classification, nomenclature,
and definition regarding pain and pain syndromes.
- To encourage the development of local, regional, and possibly
even national and international data banks, and to encourage the
development of a uniform records system, with respect to information
relating to pain mechanisms, syndromes, and management.
- To inform the general public of the results and implications
of current research in the area of pain.
- To advise national, regional, and local agencies and institutions
on standards relating to the use of drugs, appliances, and other
procedures in the therapy of pain.
- To engage in such other activities as may be incidental to or in furtherance of the aforementioned purposes.
Membership is comprised of approximately 850 members across Canada. Categories of membership are described in the Membership page.