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About the Academy of Integrative Pain Management
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To Improve the Lives of People With Pain by Advancing a Person-centered, Integrative Model of Pain Care Through Evidence-Guided Education, Credentialing, and Advocacy

For almost 30 years, we have been, and still are, the
only national professional organization dedicated to advancing the integrative pain care approaches that now define “best practice” in the National Pain Strategy published by NIH.

We define integrative pain management as a model of care that is patient-centered; considers the whole person; encourages healthful lifestyle changes as part of the first line of treatment to restore wellness; is evidence-based and brings together all appropriate therapeutic approaches and clinicians to reduce pain and achieve optimal health and healing; and encourages a team approach.

Watch Joanna Katzman, MD, MSPH, and President of AIPM's Board of Directors, explain the vision of AIPM (formerly the American Academy of Pain Management):


Watch Bob Twillman, PhD, Executive Director of AIPM, talk about the future of pain management: