Newswise — CHICAGO, June 23, 2014 -- The American Pain Society (www.americanpainsociety.org)announced today it has begun a collaboration with the Pain Research Forum (www.painresearchforum.org) in which APS will provide grant support for PRF’s “Papers of the Week” website postings of new papers in pain research, which are published in peer-reviewed journals covering pain, neuroscience and related disciplines.
“We are grateful for the generous support from the American Pain Society for the Pain Research Forum, a unique and valuable resource for the pain research community. Papers of the Week, has become one of the most popular services of the Pain Research Forum to help researchers and clinicians stay current with new studies in the field of pain research,” said PRF Executive Editor Neil Andrews.
“As the leading professional society devoted to pain science and pain research, the American Pain Society supports the mission of Pain Research Forum to provide an active online community for pain researchers worldwide to exchange information and ideas,” said APS President Gregory Terman, M.D., Ph.D. “Our support for Papers of the Week encourages our members to rely on this valuable service to stay on top of the latest published science in pain.”
Pain Research Forum was launched in June 2011. Its mission is foster discussion and collaboration that will speed the acquisition of new knowledge and its translation into novel treatments for chronic and neuropathic pain. The site was developed and is maintained by editorial staff at the Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center, in collaboration with the MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease Informatics group, with guidance from an international advisory board of top pain researchers.
All PRF news and discussion content, research resources and member services are free to researchers, clinicians and others interested in the problem of chronic pain. PRF members can request to receive email alerts when new editions of Papers of the Week are published online every Friday.
About the American Pain Society Based in Chicago, the American Pain Society (APS) is a multidisciplinary community that brings together a diverse group of scientists, clinicians and other professionals to increase the knowledge of pain and transform public policy and clinical practice to reduce pain-related suffering. APS is the professional home for investigators involved in all aspects of pain research including basic, translational, clinical and health services research to obtain the support and inspiration they need to flourish professionally. APS strongly advocates expansion of high quality pain research to help advance science to achieve effective and responsible pain relief. For more information on APS, visit www.americanpainsociety.org.