Declaration of Miami: Sign now!
Global Pain Physicians, Families and Officials: Sign the Declaration of Miami
MIAMI BEACH, FL, USA – Leaders of four of the world’s preeminent medical societies devoted to pain medicine – World Institute of Pain (WIP), European Federation of IASP® Chapters (EFIC®), World Society of Pain Clinicians (WSPC), and World Institute of Pain Foundation (WIP Foundation) convened February 5, 2012 at the Miami Beach Convention Center to affirm their commitments to joining forces for the advancement of pain treatment and promotion of pain medicine throughout the world.
Presently, there is still limited access to adequate treatment of acute and chronic pain in many parts of the world. Governments and even healthcare professionals are not sufficiently aware of chronic pain as a health problem. Many healthcare professionals are not educated and familiar with best practice pain medicine. It is the right of any human individual to have easy access to adequate pain management. There is a need for generally available information about proper options for pain relief and it is the obligation of governments and healthcare systems to provide financial, personnel, and structural resources to achieve these goals and to guarantee adequate pain management as a human right.