Our Mission and Goals

We plan to work toward creating and maintaining a safe and inclusive environment for LGBTQIA+ 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.

The goals of the LGBTQIA+ SIG are to:

  1. Work together in a safe environment to recognize the unique needs of the LGBTQIA+ community and how to tailor a holistic treatment plan with regard to their pain burden
  2. Promote an improvement in the understanding of the unique workplace challenges faced by physician members of the LGBTQIA+ community
  3. Provide leadership in the promotion of physician leaders within the LGBTQIA+ community
  4. Provide a forum for physician members of the LGBTQIA+ community to identify advocates and seek support
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