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To foster and encourage research on pain mechanisms and pain syndromes and to help improve the management of patients with acute and chronic pain by bringing together the basic scientists and health professionals of various disciplines and backgrounds who have an interest in pain research and management.

Membership Term

Membership terms last for one year from the date of purchase/renewal.

Membership Discounts

CPS members in good standing (i.e., paid for the current year) qualify for a 20% discount on membership dues when they refer an expired member to renew or encourage a friend to join CPS.
Discounts are limited one per person, per year and are non-transferable. For full terms and conditions CLICK HERE.

Membership Classifications

Regular Member:

Cost: $225.00 (plus applicable provincial tax)
Who: 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.

Trainee Member:

Cost: $60.00 (plus applicable provincial tax)
Who: 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.

Non-Member Individual

Cost: Free
Who: 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 (listed below).

Membership Benefits

  • Access to the CPS eNews, published 4 times a year
  • Reduced open access page charges for submitted papers to the new CPS Journal, Canadian Journal of Pain
  • Reduced registration fees for the Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Access to the Society’s program of grants and awards
  • Access to other members of the Canadian Pain Society through the Members-only section of the website
  • Option to join CPS Special Interest Groups (SIGs): Education; Interventional Pain; Neuropathic Pain; Nursing Issues

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!

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