Benefits of Membership

Education
The Annual Meeting will offer a program presenting the latest advances affecting the care of children with acute and chronic pain. Section members are encouraged to contribute to the program by proposing topics with current controversies, recent cutting-edge research, or new developments in a broad range of therapies. Members will have access to the annual program as lectures will be stored on the website. In addition, the Section will develop educational materials for patients and family members which members will have access to on the website.

Quality and Safety
The Section will develop a repository of current guidelines and policies as they pertain to the practice of pediatric pain medicine. Members will be made aware of multi-center collaborations for database or clinical trials-based research intended to improve the quality of pain medicine in children.

Networking Opportunity
The Section desires to provide a home for all health care providers involved in research or the delivery of care for children with acute or chronic pain. Collaboration between professionals of various disciplines will be in the best interest of the patients we care for. Expertise in pediatric pain medicine can be validated in meetings and committees and lead to wider professional recognition and development within the Section and even beyond it.

Advocacy
Pain in children has been poorly recognized and treated for a long time. Access to research for children has been limited. Current treatments are often based on adult paradigms without proven benefit in pediatric patients. Members are encouraged to participate in professional education, research and policy development to improve the prospects of children with pain in the near future.