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CPS Mission

To bring together scientists, educators, health care professionals, and patients to foster education and research on pain mechanisms and management, and to improve access to high-quality care with the goal of preventing and treating pain more effectively.


Membership Benefits

Be recognized as a member of a distinguished and dynamic Canadian  organization which includes world-class scientists and clinicians on the cutting edge of pain research and treatment!

  • Access to the CPS eNews, published quarterly
  • Access to the Society's program of Grants and Awards
  • Reduced open access page charges for submitted papers to CPS's Journal, the Canadian Journal of Pain
  • Preferred pricing for the Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Access to resources and archives in the Members section of the website
  • Option to join CPS Special Interest Groups (SIGs): Interventional Pain; Neuropathic Pain; Interprofessional Pain Management


Strength in Numbers

The CPS brings together scientists, educators, heath care providers patients and others to advocate for and get involved in:

  • Pain research, and increasing its funding
  • Improving education of health care providers and patients
  • Providing better access to care for patients


Membership Term

CPS membership is annual and lasts for one year from the date of purchase or renewal.


Membership Classifications

$225.00 (+ tax, per year)

Health care professionals, scientists and any other persons interested in the objectives of the Society are eligible for Regular Membership status of the Canadian Pain Society.


$60.00 (+ tax, per year)

Students, residents or interns at the pre-doctoral, doctoral or pre-professional level of their careers will be classified as Trainee Members. 

MANDATORY: During trainee membership purchase, trainees must attach proof of their status at an academic institution. This document must show the current calendar year, the applicant's name, the program of enrollment and the institution name. Examples include: Transcript, letter from department, or class schedule etc. Your membership will not become active until the CPS office receives this documentation.


Cost: Free

Individuals who want to create a guest/non-member profile. This allows you to register for events and subscribe to CPS
's distribution list. This option DOES NOT make you a member of CPS; you will not receive any additional benefits.