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The mission of the Pain in Childhood Special Interest Group (SIG) shall be to share and improve professional and scientific knowledge regarding pain in childhood to the benefit of children, their families and communities.
To achieve this, the SIG shall:
Childhood includes all phases of human development from birth through transition to adulthood.
Pain in Childhood includes pain experienced or witnessed during childhood, and includes the experiences of young people who care for another with pain.
Executive Roles, Terms and Functions
Although they will be constituted separately, it is anticipated that the Australian and New Zealand Pain in Childhood SIGs will share common objectives and meetings. Therefore the following SIG Executive structure and logistics are proposed:
|Australian Chairperson||APS||2 years|
|New Zealand Chairperson||NZPS||2 years|
|Honorary Secretary||1 each||2 years; can stand for up to 6 years|
|Communication Officer||Either||2 years; can stand for up to 6 years|
|A representative from each Parent Pain Society Board||1 each||
To be determined by the respective Pain Society Boards.
|Australian Pain Society Pain in Childhood SIG Executive for 2013-2014|
|Chair||Dr Susie Lord|
|Secretary||Ms Megan James|
|Communications Officer||Ms Sueanne Penrose|
|New Zealand Pain Society Pain in Childhood SIG Executive for 2013-2015|
|Chair||Dr Andy Liley|
|Secretary||Ms Kath Berry|
Must have current APS membership to join the SIG
Annual SIG Fee: $30
WHO Guidelines on the Pharmacological Treatment of Persisting Pain in Children with Medical Illnesses
WHO - Persisting Pain in Children: Important Information for Pharmacists
WHO - Persisting Pain in Children: Important Information for Physicians and Nurses
WHO - Persisting Pain in Children: Important Information for Policy Makers