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American Pain Society Announces Recipients of Clinical Centers of Excellence in Pain Management Awards
Date:4/10/2008

he most challenging pain patients help faculty advance

scientific knowledge about pain and develop new research initiatives,

(Stanford Pain Center)

-- An innovative medication management program that helps patients reduce

their doses of pain medications by resolving anxiety and fears about

lowering medication use. (Fairview Pain and Palliative Care Center)

-- An aggressive continuous improvement and quality management program

that constantly measures patient satisfaction, safety and outcomes to

provide high quality care based on science and compassion. (UW Health)

About the American Pain Society

Based in Glenview, Ill., the American Pain Society (APS) 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 was founded in 1978 with 510 charter members. From the outset, the group was conceived as a multidisciplinary organization. APS has enjoyed solid growth since its early days and today has approximately 3,200 members. The Board of Directors includes physicians, nurses, psychologists, basic scientists, pharmacists, policy analysts and others.

Program Supporters

The Clinical Centers of Excellence in Pain Management program is made possible with the generous support of Endo Pharmaceuticals, Abbott Laboratories, Cephalon, King Pharmaceuticals, Merck and Pfizer.


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