Pain in Infants, Children, and Adolescents SIG
The Pain in Infants, Children and Adolescents SIG is comprised of an interdisciplinary group focused on promoting advocacy, education, policies, programs, and research about pain in children. The SIG started as a working group charged with developing a policy statement on acute pain in children. This APS Task Force on Pain in Infants, Children, and Adolescents was chaired by Dr. Gary Walco who also became the first chairperson of the SIG. Other previous SIG chairs have included Drs. Jolene Bean-Lijewski, Steven Weisman, and Tonya Palermo. The SIG has been active in developing position statements, sharing research findings at APS annual meetings, holding pediatric pain education days, and serving on APS committees and task forces.
Chair: Jennifer Rabbitts, MD
Seattle Children's Hospital
Vice-Chair: Eric Scott, PhD
UM CS Mott Children's Hospital
Past Chair: Bill Zempsky, MD
Connecticut Childrens Medical Center
Membership in the Pain in Infants, Children, and Adolescents 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 APSPainPediatricPainSIG@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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
APS 2019 Scientific Meeting
April 3-6, 2019
Attend the Pain in Infants, Children, and Adolescents SIG Meeting on Friday, April 4, from 3 - 4 pm.
The Pain in Infants, Children and Adolescents SIG will present a Pediatric Data Blitz including a series of brief oral presentations of emerging research in pediatric pain. An annual Young Investigator Award will be presented, and a SIG social event will follow on Friday evening.
A call for abstract submissions will go out in January. Please contact Jennifer Rabbitts if you have questions.
Position Statements on Pain in Children
Pediatric Chronic Pain: Assessment and Management of Children with Chronic Pain (Revised and Approved January 4, 2012)
Joint AAP/APS statement, The Assessment and Management of Acute Pain in Infants, Children, and Adolescents
Pediatric Chronic Pain Programs in North America
View a list of dedicated pediatric chronic pain programs.
To join this SIG, contact the APS national office at email@example.com.
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