Update on the Society
We write to inform you that upon conclusion of the membership vote, 93% of voting members are in favor of proceeding with a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case. The Board of Directors also voted in favor (11 for and 1 against) of filing a voluntary petition for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Today APS followed through with the approved course of action and commenced a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois. In the next week or so, we will send you a notice of the bankruptcy case which will provide further information regarding the Chapter 7 case.
For more than 40 years, APS members have dedicated their time and passion to building and sustaining the organization. Among other accomplishments, we have:
- Advocated for access to care and evidence-based treatment for patients across the lifespan and socioeconomic statuses;
- Educated primary care physicians on the science of pain and the need to incorporate nonpharmacological and opioid alternatives into comprehensive treatment plans;
- Awarded, recognized, and promoted hospitals and community-based health centers which are committed to interdisciplinary care; and
- Supported the careers of young pain scientists and clinicians interested in improving the management of pain through evidence-based multidisciplinary approaches by funding starter grants for 50 early-career professionals, who collectively have published over 1,000 papers and have received 96 government grants totaling almost $105 million for research on better care.
APS has long supported the practice of multi- and interdisciplinary approaches to pain science, prevention, and treatment. The Society has been a major promoter of such research, advocating for optimal models of care, and providing professional and public education.
APS has published the highly respected and impactful peer-reviewed journal, The Journal of Pain, which has been rated among the top five scientific journals for the field of pain science.
We are proud of all of our accomplishments and thankful for your contributions and efforts to further the mission of the Society and improve the human condition. We hope you continue to conduct research and support organizations that have a vision of a world where safe and effective pain treatment is available for all.