The practice of pain medicine is multidisciplinary in approach, incorporating modalities from various specialties to ensure the comprehensive evaluation and treatment of the pain patient. AAPM members comprise a professional community of clinicians with a sustained interest in pain disorders and their management. Founded in 1983, AAPM is the medical specialty society representing physicians and their team members practicing in the field of pain medicine. The Academy is involved in education, training, advocacy, and research in the specialty of pain medicine. AAPM aims to be the recognized authority for appropriate and effective pain care through its knowledge, scholarship, and commitment. Propelled by members from all disciplines in pain, AAPM works to improve the study and treatment of pain.