As a multidisciplinary society, the APS recognises that the behaviour of its members, as well as the delegates attending its ASM, are informed and influenced by their individual professional codes of practice and ethical guidelines. Whilst the APS expects and anticipates that its members and ASM delegates will hold themselves to high ethical standards, the APS does not act in a regulatory or advisory capacity for the conduct of its members and ASM delegates. The APS expects its members and ASM delegates to consult with their appropriate professional and regulatory bodies for such matters.
Our community is strengthened by the diverse and intersecting stories and experiences of all the clinicians, researchers, and people with pain who allow us to learn from them. The APS is committed to nurturing a culture where all individuals are and feel included, listened to, valued, and respected. As a Society of educated and passionate professionals, we expect differences of opinion to arise and encourage robust debate amongst our members and ASM delegates. However, the APS has zero tolerance towards any forms of discrimination, either through action or language, based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, disability, or age.