The North American Spine Society
The North American Spine Society is a global multidisciplinary medical society that utilizes education, research and advocacy to foster the highest quality, ethical, value- and evidence-based spine care for patients.
The North American Spine Society was officially formed from the merger of the North American Lumbar Spine Association and the American College of Spinal Surgeons and started with 350 members.
The American Academy of Pain Management
The mission of the American Academy of Pain Management is 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.
The Academy defines Integrative Pain Management (IPM) 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.