The Canadian Pain Society

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The Canadian Pain Society is a society of scientists, health professionals, educators and pain advocates who have a vested interest in pain research and management. As a chapter of the International Association of the Study of Pain, they support the treatment of pain as a basic human right and are currently advocating for a Canadian National Pain Strategy.

Their mission is to foster and encourage research on pain mechanisms and pain syndromes and to help improve the management of people with acute and chronic pain by bringing together the basic scientists and health professionals of various disciplines and backgrounds who have an interest in pain research and management.