Pain, Palliative Care and Addiction SIG Community
Mission of the SIG
The mission of the APhA Pain, Palliative Care and Addiction Special Interest Group (SIG) is to support pharmacists and student pharmacist interns who care for individuals with all types of acute and chronic pain and for patients with life limiting illnesses who have pain and other symptoms. The APhA Pain, Palliative Care, and Addiction SIG also focuses on associated issues such as addictions, medication abuse, and medication diversion.
Purpose of the SIG
The purpose of the APhA Pain, Palliative Care and Addiction SIG is to educate, collaborate with, and support pharmacists and student pharmacist interns by empowering them to provide medication therapy management for all patients with both acute and chronic pain including, but not limited to, patients who are terminally ill. Because addiction, diversion, and abuse is prevalent in individuals who are using opioids and other prescribed and illicit drugs, and/or alcohol, education and support for pharmacists and student pharmacist interns dealing with these concerns are addressed in this SIG.
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APhA-APPM Pain, Palliative Care and Addiction SIG Leaders
APhA-APPM Pain, Palliative Care and Addiction SIG 2023-2024 Committees
Inform members of the pharmacy profession about updates in contemporary pharmacy practice related to the management of pain and/or substance use disorders along with developing innovative techniques to recruit engaged members.
Provide information and training on up-to-date practices which can further enhance patient care and/or pharmacist involvement with the management of pain/substance use disorders.
History and Resources Committee
Review resources posted in the Opioid Use and Misuse Resource Center. Identify resources that are outdated and need to be updated. Identify gaps in resources, which can be created by education committee.
Policy and Professional Affairs Committee
Review, edit, and/or draft policy relating to the mission of the SIG and to advance advocacy efforts related to the mission of the SIG.
Call for Committee Leaders and Members
Visit our Volunteer page to review available member volunteer opportunities and to submit an application for consideration.
APhA-APPM Pain, Palliative Care and Addiction SIG Resources
Opioid Use and Misuse Resource Center
Questions? Contact the SIG Coordinator