The Australian Pain Society (APS) was formed in 1979 as the Australian Chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain . It is a not-for-profit organisation and is directed by an elected honorary council. Annual subscriptions are set at the minimal level necessary to cover administrative costs of the society. The APS is truly a multi disciplinary organisation with representatives among its members from many medical specialties, as well as physiotherapy, psychology, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacology, general practitioners, other health professionals and the basic sciences. The membership now numbers in excess of 800. The APS aims to minimise pain and related suffering through advocacy and leadership in clinical practice, education and research.
The New Zealand Pain Society (NZPS) was born out of the efforts of a passionate and committed group of New Zealand clinicians. In 1978, the Australasian Pain Society held their first conference at La Trobe University and Royal Southern Memorial Hospital. Following this Meeting it was decided to form the NZPS as a chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). Not long after the first NZPS meeting in 1983, the NZPS became a chapter of the IASP.
Today the NZPS has over 400 members from a variety of specialities. The NZPS promotes education, training, research and development in all areas of pain.
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