THE AUSTRALIAN PAIN SOCIETY

Postal Address

APS Secretariat

c/- DC Conference &
Association Management

PO Box 637

North Sydney NSW 2059

Australia

Head Office

Secretariat Office

c/- DC Conference &
Association Management

Suite 103, Level 1

3 West Street

North Sydney NSW 2060

Australia

Registered Charity

aeha

 

About The Australian Pain Society

The Australian Pain Society was formed in 1979 as the Australian Chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain. It is a not-for-profit organisation and is directed by an elected honorary council. Annual subscriptions are set at the minimal level necessary to cover administrative costs of the society.
The APS is a multidisciplinary organisation with representatives among its members from many medical specialties, as well as physiotherapy, psychology, nursing, general practitioners other health professionals and the basic sciences.
The membership numbers in excess of 900, and includes investigators and clinicians who are active in the field of pain and its management.

Vision

All people will have optimal access to pain prevention and management throughout their life.

Mission

The Australian Pain Society is a multidisciplinary association whose mission is to advance pain prevention, management and clinical practice.

Priorities

In order to achieve our mission, the Australian Pain Society will provide:

  • Membership
  • Research
  • Education
  • Services and resources
  • Good governance and operations
  • Advocacy

Organisation Chart 

APR22 Org Chart

APS Organisation Chart as a PDF

Strategic Plan Projects 2021-23

Priority Area Project
Membership
  • Establish an APS membership mentorship program
Research
  • Establish an APS Scholarship, Grants & Fundraising Committee
Education
  • Implement a learning management system (LMS)
Services and resources
  • Develop an APS position statement regarding pain management in aged care
  • Create a PREMS & PROMS listing for the APS website
Good governance and operations
  • Review the APS By-Laws

Advocacy



  • Continued submissions to promote and support pain management, with a key focus on better pain management in the disability sector: Advocacy 


Click here to download the Society Strategic Plan Projects 2021-23 as a PDF.

The Australian Pain Society is keen to enlist as members, other professionals interested in supporting the society in its goal of alleviating the suffering of our fellow citizens.

Active membership in the APS is open to all health care professionals engaged in pain research or in the diagnosis and management of pain syndromes.

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