We plan to work toward 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.
The goals of the ASRA LGBTQA SIG are to:
- Work together in a safe environment to recognize the unique needs of the LGBTQA community and how to tailor a holistic treatment plan with regard to their pain burden
- Promote an improvement in the understanding of the unique workplace challenges faced by physician members of the LGBQTA community
- Provide leadership in the promotion of physician leaders within the LGBQTA community
- Provide a forum for physician members of the LGBQTA community to identify advocates and seek support