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 Eugene, Portland and Central Oregon 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 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