Membership

The New Zealand Pain Society promotes pain research and management to improve outcomes for people with pain and their whānau.  

If you are a health professional interested in pain research and management, join the New Zealand Pain Society.

Benefits of membership include:

  • Access to member-only content and pages on our website:
    • Resources
    • Special Interest Groups
    • Updates on latest pain research in NZ and globally
  • Regular e-newsletters
  • Ability to publish articles you have written in Ngau Mamae (our journal, published three times a year)
  • Funding assistance
    • Guidelines for funding eligibility and application forms for both research and non-research funding can be found on the Resources page in the members section of the website.

Membership Classes

Membership within the Society is divided into the following classes:

Scientists, physicians and other health professionals interested in the objectives of the Society. Regular members of the Society shall be entitled to one vote on matters brought before the membership.

Persons or organisations including charitable or business corporations who are interested in furthering the purposes of the Society and who are not eligible for election as Regular members. Affiliate members shall not be entitled to vote on matters brought before the membership.

Any person who satisfies the Council that they are a bona fide student at the time of making their application and in a course of full time training at a recognised tertiary educational institution. Student members shall not be entitled to vote on matters brought before the membership.

Any company that satisfies the Council that it has a real and substantial interest in the objectives of the Society. Corporate members shall not be entitled to vote on matters brought before the membership (Corporate-Membership Brochure)

Retired scientists, physicians and other health professionals with an interest in the objectives of the Society. Retiree members shall not be entitled to vote on matters brought before the membership.

Persons who have made outstanding contributions in the fields of pain research or management who have been nominated by two I.A.S.P. or regular members, and who have been approved by Council and elected by majority vote at a General Meeting. Honorary members shall not be entitled to vote on matters brought before the membership.

Members of the International Association for the Study of Pain who are resident in New Zealand and who are in good standing with the Society. I.A.S.P. members of the Society shall be entitled to one vote on matters brought before the membership.

Membership Fees

Our membership fee structure consists of the following scale. Please choose the correct option based on your Pre-Tax (Gross) Income in NZ dollars.

Pre-Tax(gross income) Rate(gst inclusive)
Regular Tier 1 Less than $ 100,000 $75
Regular Tier 2 Greater than $100,000 $150
Affiliated n/a $75
Student n/a $25
Corporate membership n/a $5000
Retiree n/a $25