The Swedish Pain Society aims to promote collaboration, development and education regarding the diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation of pain in Sweden, and influence pain management and clinical issues.
The Society was founded in 1995 based on an expressed need for a forum for discussion for clinicians and researchers about pain research and clinical implications. From the start, the Swedish Pain Society has been multidiciplinary and multiprofessional joining physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists working with pain patients.
Since then, the Society has expanded to also include specialists in paediatric and orofacial pain as well as researchers within the pain field.
The Society is the Swedish national chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) and the European Pain Federation EFIC since 2010.