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Indian Society For The Study Of Pain

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Indian Society for the Study of Pain(ISSP) is a professional body representing, medical professionals working in the field of Pain Medicine. It’s a not for profit organisation and exists for the benefit of its members in general and development of pain specialty in particular. The society was formed in 1984; it is committed for patient care, education, training and research in Pain Medicine

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ISSP History

In early 80’s a group of medical professionals working with motto of pain relief came together and thought of having a common platform wherein they can scientifically discuss and find solutions for pain related issues and conduct research in basic science related to pain. In Jan 1984, the first meeting was held under the chairmanship of Prof BC Katiyar, Neurologist (IMS, Varanasi) with Dr K Pandey, Dr MT Bhatia, Dr Sudarshan Yajnik, Dr Sushila Shah, Dr Akram lal, Dr V Rastogi, Dr P Kumar and other keenly interested professionals. All these legends became founder members of ISSP. The thought of coming together energized the like-minded professionals and thus Indian Society for Study of Pain was born on July 9th in the year 1984 at Varanasi.

The first annual national conference of ISSP was held in January 1985 with Dr Akram lal as President, Dr V Rastogi as Secretary & Dr P Kumar as Treasurer. Dr K Pandey wrote the constitution of ISSP comprising of memorandum, rules & regulations, which are same even today with some minor modifications.Read More

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VISION: Working together for pain relief throughout India

MISSION: ISSP brings together scientists, clinicians, health-care providers, and policymakers to stimulate and support the study of pain and to translate that knowledge into improved pain relief across India.

ISSP has more than 2,000 members in different branches all over India. ISSP is global and multidisciplinary. Our strength lies in our scope and depth of expertise. Membership is open to all professionals involved in the research, diagnosis, and treatment of all types of pain.

Indian Journal of Pain, A publication of Indian Society for Study of Pain,  are a leading source of scientific information on pain. The journal presents original research on the nature, mechanisms, and treatment of pain. It is a peer-reviewed online journal with 3 Issues print on demand compilation of issues published. The journal’s full text is available online at www.indianjpain.org. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository. The journal does not charge for submission, Processing or publication of manuscripts and even for color reproduction of photographs.

The journal will cover technical and clinical studies related to health, Ethical and social issues in field of Topics of pain management. Articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference.

The Indian Academy of Pain Medicine offers a eighteen months (18 months) fellowship training program in pain medicine, undertaken in hospitals approved by the academy… Read More

ISSP holds meetings around the world that help members and the public learn about new developments and advances in pain research and management. ISSP members and meetings of our Special Interest Groups and chapters give attendees the opportunity to discuss innovative ideas and connect with colleagues. Our meetings attract basic scientists, clinicians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, physicians, physical therapists, psychologists, professors, researchers, trainees, and students.

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Indian Journal Pain

A publication of Indian Society for Study of Pain, is a peer-reviewed online journal with 3 Issues print on demand compilation of issues published.

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