Pain Research and Management – Our Purpose
Name: The Society shall be known as “The New Zealand Pain Society Incorporated”, a chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP).
The Purposes for which the Pain Society is organised, which shall be carried-out solely within New Zealand, are exclusively educational, scientific and charitable in nature.
- To improve the management of patients with acute and chronic pain.
- To bring together basic scientists, health professionals and others who have an interest in pain research and management.
- To foster and encourage research into pain mechanisms and pain syndromes.
- 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 an annual New Zealand Scientific Meeting of the Society and such other meetings as may be useful or desirable for the advancement of the purposes of the Society.
- To encourage the formation of regional associations for the study and treatment of pain.
- To encourage the adoption of a uniform classification, nomenclature and definition regarding pain and pain syndromes.
- To inform the general public of the results and implications of current research in the area.
- To advise national and regional agencies of standards relating to the use of drugs, appliances and other procedures in the therapy of pain.
- To encourage the development of a national data bank and of a uniform records system with respect to information relating to pain mechanisms, syndromes and management.
- To engage in such other activities as may be incidental to or in furtherance of the aforementioned purposes
If you are a health professional interested in pain research and management, find out more about the benefits of membership.