Welcome to the Society for Pediatric Pain Medicine (SPPM), a Society organized within the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia. The SPPM concept originated with directors and key leaders of acute and chronic pediatric pain medicine programs, who believed there was a need for a new society because of rapid advancement of highly specialized knowledge in the field, a great increase in the numbers of patients, and strong desire for collaboration and advocacy for infants, children, and adolescents with painful conditions.
The Society for Pediatric Pain Medicine is a professional organization dedicated to providing better care for children in pain, through clinical care, education, research and advocacy. We listened with interest to the NPR Invisibilia podcast “The Fifth Vital Sign”. We are encouraged to see that pediatric pain is receiving long overdue acknowledgement and attention. Your podcast has the power to influence the lives of millions as is evident from the response it has generated. When dealing with medical and health information it is imperative to represent the information in an accurate and objective manner backed by scientific facts. Personal interpretations and sensationalism run the risk of creating fear, alarm and unintended harm to the listeners. MORE
The Society for Pediatric Pain Medicine (SPPM) supports the goals of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia to continually advance the quality of anesthesia care, perioperative management, and, in particular, the alleviation of acute and chronic pain-related conditions in children up to 21 years of age and young adults still in the transition of care to adult practice.
February 27, 2020
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