Geriatric Pain SIG
The primary purpose of the Geriatric Pain SIG is to aid in the dissemination of information on how pain impacts normal aging and the pathophysiology, diagnosis/assessment and treatment of acute and persistent pain in older adults across care settings. A second purpose is to advance science in pain care as well as the quality of pain care for older adults through sharing, networking and collaborating between clinicians, researchers, and policy makers.
Pain in older adults is a common problem that is poorly understood, under-recognized, and undertreated. Geriatric pain presents significant problems to patients (and their families) who live with pain and the practitioners who are not comfortable with assessing and treating pain in older adults. As a leader in interdisciplinary pain research, education and practice, the American Pain Society provides leadership in improving the lives of older persons living with pain through its unique blend of basic science, diagnosis, and clinical aspects of pain in this population.
- Co-Chair: Marilyn Bazinski, BSN RN-BC
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
- Co-chair: Ellen Terry, PhD University of Florida
Membership in the Geriatric Pain SIG allows you the benefit of participating in an APS-sponsored Listserv. This forum offers community members an exchange for sharing best practices, asking questions, offering helpful information, and networking. To post a message to all members, send an e-mail to APSGeriatricPainSIG@lists.americanpainsociety.org
Please keep in mind that you can only send messages to the listserv from the e-mail address you provided in your member profile. If you are having difficulties using this listserv, please e-mail the APS Listserv Administrator at email@example.com.
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2019 Scientific Meeting
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