Abdominal and Pelvic Pain SIG


Aaron Mickle, PhD  Lakeisha Lewter, PhD
University of Florida The University of Texas at Dallas


The mission of the US Association for the Study of Pain (USASP) Abdominal and Pelvic Pain Special Interest Group (APP SIG) is to advance the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and management of abdominal and pelvic pain by promoting interdisciplinary collaboration, research, education, and advocacy.

We are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals suffering from abdominal and pelvic pain by fostering a network of healthcare professionals, researchers, and allied professionals who specialize in this area. Through our collective expertise, we strive to provide evidence-based and patient-centered approaches to pain management, while continuously exploring innovative strategies to improve outcomes and reduce the burden of pain in these regions.

Key principles that guide our efforts include:

Collaboration: We facilitate collaboration among healthcare professionals, researchers, patients, and experts in the field of abdominal and pelvic pain to share knowledge, exchange ideas, and promote interdisciplinary approaches to study pain.

Research: We actively support and encourage research initiatives focused on abdominal and pelvic pain, aiming to expand the knowledge base, improve diagnostic methods, refine treatment options, and develop innovative interventions for effective pain management. We intend to support trainees by informing them about training, job, and funding opportunities in the abdominal and pelvic pain field. 

Advocacy: We advocate for improved access to compassionate and equitable care for individuals affected by abdominal and pelvic pain. We strive to raise awareness, influence public policy, and engage with relevant stakeholders to address the unique needs and challenges faced by these patients. We aim to bridge the gap between patients, researchers, and healthcare professionals. 

By fulfilling our mission, we aim to make a significant impact on the field of abdominal and pelvic pain, improve the lives of individuals affected by these conditions, and contribute to the overall advancement of pain research and care.

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Abdominal and Pelvic Pain SIG Meeting September