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Professional Links

BASS actively promotes the study of spinal disorders with particular attention to the surgical treatment of spinal disease and disorders. The society will stimulate research into the causes, prevention, and treatment of spinal disease. It will liaise with relevant government, educational, professional and public bodies relevant to all spinal disorders. For more details visit:

The British Scoliosis Society was established in 1975 to advance the study of, research into and treatment of scoliosis and spinal deformities for the public benefit. The object of the British Scoliosis Society is to provide an open forum for Scoliosis surgeons, Scientists and Health Care Professionals to engage in debate about scoliosis aetiology, pathogenesis and treatment and the presentation and encouragement of scoliosis research. For more details visit:

The aims of EuroSpine are to stimulate the exchange of knowledge and ideas in the field of research, prevention and treatment of spine diseases and related problems and to coordinate efforts undertaken in European countries for further development in this field. For more details visit:

The Cervical Spine Research Society is a multidisciplinary organization that provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and promotes clinical and basic science research of the cervical spine. The organization values collegial interaction and strong scientific principles. For more details visit:

The SRS is an international society of men and women dedicated to the optimal care and study of spinal deformities, primarily scoliosis, kyphosis, and spondylolisthesis. Through both operative and non-operative care, expert treatment and research is fostered around the globe.

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The purpose of The ISSLS a non-profit organization founded in 1974, is to bring together those individuals throughout the world, who, by their contributions and activities both in the area of research and clinical study, have, or are indicating interest in the lumbar spine in health and in disease. For further information please go to

NASS is a multidisciplinary medical organization dedicated to fostering the highest quality, evidence-based, and ethical spine care by promoting education, research, and advocacy. NASS is comprised of more than 5,000 members from several disciplines including orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, physiatry, neurology, radiology, anesthesiology, research, physical therapy and other spine care professionals. For more details visit:

The Scoliosis Association (UK) (SAUK) aims to provide advice, support and information to people affected by scoliosis and to raise awareness among health professionals and the general public. SAUK is the only national support charity for people with scoliosis in the UK and offers a confidential Helpline and a membership service to further support patients. For more details visit:

The British Scoliosis Research Foundation (BSRF) is the only charity that exists solely to promote research into the treatment of spinal deformities in the UK. Each year the BSRF funds a great deal of research into scoliosis and periodically holds an international symposium to spread the knowledge gained from research. For more details visit:



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Alliance of State Pain Initiatives:

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine:

American Academy of Pain Management:

American Academy of Pain Medicine:

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation:

American Academy of Physician Assistants:

American Board of Pain Medicine:

American Chronic Pain Association:

American Headache Society:

American Medical Association:

American Nurses Association:

American Pain Foundation:

American Pain Society:

APA/Pain Management Partnership:

American Society for Addiction Medicine:

American Society for Pain Management Nursing:

American Society of Anesthesiologists:

American Society of Pain Educators:

American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses:

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine:

Association of American Medical Colleges/MedEdPORTAL:

CDC, National Center for Health Statistics:

Center to Advance Palliative Care:

Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care/Beth Israel Medical Center:

Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association:

Institute for Healthcare Improvement:

Institute for Safe Medication Practices:

International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care:

International Association for the Study of Pain:

The Joint Commission:

The Mayday Pain Project: (archived information) and

National Association for Healthcare Quality:

National Association of State Controlled Substance Authorities:

National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention:

National Headache Foundation:

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization:

National Pain Foundation:

Pain and Palliative Care Resource Center/City of Hope:

Pain and Policy Studies Group/Wisconsin University:

Pain & The Law/St. Louis University: Memorial Educational Foundation:

Pain Treatment Topics:

Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care:

Shaare Zedek Cancer Pain and Palliative Care Reference Database:

Society for Pain Practice Management:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:

United States Pharmacopeia:

Wisconsin Pain Initiative:

Associations/ Support Groups

Alzheimer's Association (US)

Alzheimer's Disease Foundation Malaysia (ADFM)

American Diabetes Association (ADA)

Arthritis Foundation (US)

Association for the Prevention of Drug Abuse

Breast Cancer Welfare Association (BCWA)

Early Autism Project Malaysia

Healthy programme Without AIDS for Youth

Majlis Kanser National (National Cancer Council)

Malaysia Genome Institute (GENOMalaysia)

Malaysia Metabolic Society (MMS)

Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC)

Malaysian Association for the Blind (MAB)

Malaysian Association for the Prevention of Tuberculosis

Malaysian Association for the Study of Pain (MASP)

Malaysian Diabetes Association

Malaysian Healthy Ageing Society (MHAS)

Malaysian Liver Foundation (MLF)

Malaysian Medical Relief Society (MERCY Malaysia)

Malaysian Menopause Society (MMS)

Malaysian Mental Health Association (MMHA)

Malaysian Parkinson’s Disease Association (MPDA)

Malaysian Psychiatric Association (MPA)

Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS)

Malaysian SLE Association

Malaysian Society of Infectious Diseases and Chemotherapy (MSIDC)


National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM)

National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM)

National Council of Womens' Organisations (NCWO)

National Diabetes Institute (NADI)

National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia (NKF)

National Psoriasis Foundation (US)

National Stroke Association of Malaysia (NASAM)

Nutrition Society of Malaysia (NSM)

Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition Society of Malaysia (PENSMA)

PRIDE Foundation (Pink Ribbon Deeds)

PT Foundation

Sabah Society for the Deaf (SSD)

Sarawak Thalassaemia Society Online

Society of Anti-Aging, Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine Malaysia (SAAARMM)

The befrienders Malaysia

The Heart Foundation of Malaysia

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