About APS

Only together can we improve the relief of pain.


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.


APS envisions a world where pain prevention and relief are available to all people.


Integrity: Demonstrated by mission-driven decisions and behaviors based on ethical choices, objective, evidence-based information, good science, and honest assessment of the greater good

Dedication: Demonstrated by enduring commitment to advocacy for research, education, policy, and practice that advances pain prevention and relief

Interdisciplinary: Demonstrated by respect for the value of diverse views and perspectives among professionals and appreciation of the need for teamwork to fulfill our mission

Organizational Structure

The American Pain Society is organized by administrative infrastructure and mission infrastructure with member volunteers assigned to each area.