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W. Clay Jackson Named President of the Board of Directors of AIPM

Wednesday, July 5, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Nicole Stagg
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Lenexa, KS, July 5, 2017 - The Academy of Integrative Pain Management (AIPM) has announced the appointment of W. Clay Jackson, MD, DipTh as President of the Board of Directors. He will assume responsibilities during the 28th Annual Conference in October 2017, and will succeed Joanna Katzman, MD, MSPH.

"I am extremely proud that the Academy of Integrative Pain Management’s Board of Directors has elected Clay Jackson, MD, to be our next President. I have the utmost confidence and respect for Clay's dedication to the Academy. He understands integrative pain care, is a dedicated palliative care clinician, and a great thinker," said Katzman.

“I look forward to serving as President to the only organization with four decades of history advancing the treatment of pain by uniting diverse stakeholders with common goals,” said Jackson.  “Under the thoughtful, passionate leadership of past presidents like Drs. Katzman and Bonakdar, we've filled a unique niche in the landscape of research and practice by meeting real needs of our constituency in a way that no other professional organization can.”

Jackson has been a member of AIPM’s Board of Directors since 2014, and is Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis, Tennessee, where he maintains a private practice in family and palliative medicine. He is also the Associate Fellowship Director of Palliative Medicine at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. Jackson is board certified in family practice and hospice and palliative medicine, and is a frequent presenter at national conferences on the treatment of chronic pain. His work has been published in a number of leading academic journals and he is a recipient of numerous teaching honors.

Jackson will continue the Academy’s mission of advancing integrative pain management as the only viable solution to what AIPM’s Executive Director, Bob Twillman, PhD, has called "the dual public health crisis" in America: The over-prescription of opioids and the under-treatment of pain. AIPM’s membership comprises highly motivated clinicians from multiple disciplines, each of whom seeks to provide excellence for every patient. “We invite clinicians to join with us to tackle the challenges of 21st Century care for patients who suffer with pain, and to help us achieve our aspirational goal:  No life limited by pain!” said Jackson.

For more information about the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, please visit

About the Academy of Integrative Pain Management (formerly the American Academy of Pain Management)

For almost 30 years, the Academy of Integrative Pain Management has been 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. The organization’s mission 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.


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