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The Academy of Integrative Pain Management (AIPM) Has Spent Three Decades Promoting Integrative Pain Management


Since the moment AIPM was established in 1988, its mission has remained the same: 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.


AIPM has a best-in-class portfolio of access and expertise.
AIPM reaches across platform -- digital, print and live.
AIPM offers scale and synergy across audiences.


AIPM is the Longest Running Professional Organization for Multi-disciplinary Pain Practitioners.

Members in our organization stand for:

Treating each person with pain using an individualized plan. 
The power of a team-based approach.
Access to all appropriate treatment options.


AIPM's membership is made up of a diverse group of leaders and innovators in pain management representing more than 30 distinct disciplines:

AIPM is the Country's Leader in Pain Care Policy and Advocacy.
Bob Twillman, PhD, is the country’s foremost expert on pain care policy – and the Executive Director of AIPM.
Our Policy and Advocacy team works to improve the ability of health care providers to provide high-quality comprehensive integrative pain management to their patients. We are also the official host of the Integrative Pain Care Policy Congress which unites organizational leaders from 75+ pain policy organizations, public and private payers, and numerous federal agencies, including the Veterans Administration and the Department of Defense, to advance to advance policy promoting access to comprehensive integrative pain management (CIPM).


AIPM is a Trusted Resource for People with Pain.

In 2018, AIPM acquired the P.A.I.N.S. Project, whose mission is to transform the way pain is perceived, judged and treated. Their efforts include:

  • Educating the public about chronic pain as a disease, reframing the current dialogue about pain management and accurately articulating the relationship to the opioid epidemic.
  • Bringing people living with chronic pain together — as well as caregivers and researchers — to talk openly about their values, beliefs, perceptions, and experiences.
  • Developing working relationships with policy makers and organizations that advocate for legislative and regulatory initiatives to positively impact people living with chronic pain.

In 2019, AIPM will be expanding resources, education and information for people with pain, and the providers who care for them.