South Thames Acute Pain Group

STAPG Links - Links to Societies


American Pain Foundation

Founded in 1997, the American Pain Foundation is an independent non-profit organization serving people with pain through information, advocacy, and support.

American Pain Society

The American Pain Society is a multidisciplinary organization of basic and clinical scientists, practicing clinicians, policy analysts, and others. The mission of the American Pain Society is to advance pain-related research, education, treatment and professional practice.


Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.

To serve community by fostering safety and quality patient care in anaesthesia, intensive care and pain medicine.

European Federation of IASP Chapters

EFIC is a multidisciplinary professional organization in the field of pain science and medicine, made up of the 29 European chapters of IASP (International Association for the Study of Pain).

EFIC's aims are to advance research, education, clinical management and professional practice related to pain, and to serve as an authoritative, scientifically based resource concerning policy issues related to pain and its management.

International Association for the study of Pain.

We are the largest multidisciplinary international association in the field of pain. Founded in 1973, IASP is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to furthering research on pain and improving the care of patients with pain. Membership in IASP is open to scientists, physicians, dentists, psychologists, nurses, physical therapists, and other health professionals actively engaged in pain research and to those who have special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of pain.

National Institute for Clinical Excellence

NICE is an independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health.

The Pain Society

The British Pain Society is the largest multidisciplinary professional organisation in the field of pain within the UK. Our membership comprises medical pain specialists, nurses, physiotherapists, scientists, psychologists, occupational therapists and other healthcare professionals actively engaged in the diagnosis and treatment of pain and in pain research for the benefit of patients. Our multidisciplinary nature is pivotal in making our society a uniquely relevant representative body on all matters relating to pain.