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New SPPM Special Interest Groups

The SPPM Board of Directors is delighted to announce the creation of two NEW Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Creating, Maintaining, and Supporting Pediatric Pain Services SIG There is little information on how to create a new pediatric pain service in institutions that do not have them, or how to maintain and/or optimize existing pain management […]

SPPM/SPA Response to FDA Regarding the Use of Codeine

In 2013 the FDA recommended against the use of codeine in pain medication, or as an antitussive in children less than 12 years of age. In 2015 and 2017 it strengthened its warnings; leading to a contraindication and label changes on codeine containing medications. Click here to view the recommendation. At that time, they added […]

September is Pain Awareness Month!

Help raise the awareness around pediatric pain, pain management and the tremendous work that pediatric pain professionals do during this month and beyond to improve the lives of children affected by pain. Message from SPPM President Dr. Rita Agarwal. The Pain Awareness Month theme for September 2020 is #MyPainPlan The focus of this year’s theme […]

SPPM Response to NPR’s Invisibilia Podcast “The Fifth Vital Sign”

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.

SPPM Education and Research Fund

The Society for Pediatric Pain Medicine has developed the SPPM Education and Research Fund to ensure the growth of the educational and scientific discovery endeavors of the Society and to establish a solid foundation for its successful future as an entity dedicated to better care of children in pain.

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