Special interest groups exist to provide a subset of ASRA members the opportunity to organize for the purpose of sharing mutual interests in a specific area of regional anesthesiology, acute pain medicine, and/or chronic pain medicine.
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Designed to educate other specialties, foster collaborations among physicians, and promote research in the fields of abdominal and pelvic pain.
Developed to increase awareness of undertreated cancer pain; provide education on available treatments; improve patient outcomes, functional status, and quality of life; and advance translational research essential for the effective treatment of cancer pain.
Created to shape a group of well-informed clinicians who are able to understand the role of cannabis within the clinical setting and its potential influence on patient care; to share knowledge, clinical experiences, and investigational advancements to shape the future of medicinal cannabis use; and to influence further cannabis research and discovery as our knowledge of cannabis continues to evolve and progress.
Develops and advances evidence-based educational best-practices in regional anesthesia training within the context of a competency-based educational model.
Increases awareness and education of anesthesiologists and pain practitioners about the basic science and clinical applications of functional medicine in the perioperative surgical home and pain management; improves patient outcomes through application of functional medicine principles as an integral part of the multidisciplinary approach for the treatment of pain and chronic illness.
Global Health and Regional Anesthesia
Supports education in regional anesthesia in low resources areas to improve the standard of anesthetic care and safety in underserved regions of the world in cooperation with continental societies of regional anesthesia and pain medicine (ESRA, LASRA, AFSRA, AOSRA).
Aspires to improve practice to include considerations surrounding sustainability and reduction of waste and pollution and to develop regional anesthesia and pain medicine to be the first consideration when developing an anesthetic plan.
Allows pain management specialists to define and prioritize the education, practice, and research needs pertinent to a pain medicine practice.
Dedicated to creating and maintaining a safe and inclusive environment for LGBTQA physicians, patients, students, etc. with the goal of reducing the global burden of pain by means of promoting equality and valuing the diverse perspectives of all groups.
Promotes the advancement of neuromodulation in the treatment of chronic pain and provides leadership in the responsible and safe use of neuromodulation therapies.
Dedicated to improving the quality of care provided to patients requiring pain management, regional anesthesia, and palliative care and to advancing the role of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and clinical nurses in the clinical setting.
Educates about the underlying causes and treatment of substance use disorders and seeks to improve access to medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.
Improves awareness of RA techniques and pain management among pediatric anesthesiologists and establishes best practice analgesic pathways for various pediatric surgical procedures.
Promotes the highest quality patient-centered care by leading, educating, and innovating in perioperative medicine.
Allows regional anesthesiologists with an interest in perioperative ultrasound to advance the knowledge and expand the scientific body of perioperative point-of-care ultrasound aimed at improving the care of patients undergoing procedures involving regional anesthesia.
Exists to improve knowledge, education, clinical care, research, and formulation of effective strategies to manage persistent perioperative pain, also known as transitional pain.
Committed to increasing the pool of physician leaders interested in regional anesthesia and pain management through leadership training and a strong mentorship commitment that matches faculty from different institutions to foster an environment of mutually beneficial career advancement.
Helps members understand the scientific basis of regeneration medicine and promote the development of evidence-based clinical applications to relieve chronic pain.
Committed to providing safe and effective regional anesthesia and analgesia to all eligible cardiac patients presenting for hemodynamic and pain management.
Aspires to apply ASRA’s organizational expertise in education and training to substantially impact regional, acute and chronic pain management by widening our reach to medical students, non-pain practitioners, and inquisitive patients.
Formed in response to the growing interest in the use of ultrasound-guided techniques in various pain management procedures.
Dedicated to educating ASRA members about the importance of physician wellness and providing opportunities for ASRA members to share their own strategies for mitigating stress and burnout and providing self-care.
Created to encourage recruitment and promote the contributions of women in regional anesthesiology and pain medicine; to provide networking opportunities and professional development support for women in pursuit of ASRA’s mission; and to recognize the achievements of women to the field and understand the unique challenges that face women in the profession.