About the Pain Society
The Pain Society of Oregon is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. We are a network of caring, diverse, and interdisciplinary healthcare professionals across the state of Oregon. Active chapters in Central Oregon, Eugene and Portland sponsor monthly educational presentations. Local practitioners represent a variety of modalities and perspectives at these meetings. Emphasis is placed on creating a common language and providing a forum for discussion.
The Pain Society of Oregon also sponsors an Annual Conference in the Fall, as well as other regional conferences throughout the year, and has a Patient Advocacy Committee dedicated to educating and empowering patients and community members.
Pain Research of Oregon is committed to advancing the standard of care for people living with chronic pain through cutting-edge science and research. Pain Research of Oregon has been conducting clinical research for the past 13 years. The Research Department is one of only a few sites in Oregon conducting Phase I, II and III clinical trials in pain medicine. Pain Research of Oregon physicians are Certified Physician Investigators by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. Click here to learn more about their current studies: http://www.pain-consultants.com/clinical-research/current-studies/
"Pain is complex and defies our ability to establish a clear definition. Pain is far more than neural transmission and sensory transduction. Pain is a complex melange of emotions, culture, experience, spirit and sensation. Because pain is a complex puzzle, no single health care profession holds the puzzle piece that solves this puzzle; rather, each health care profession holds a critical piece that contributes to the completion of the puzzle.”
- Kathryn Weiner, Ph.D