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About the Society

aafps_logoThe Asian Australasian Federation of Pain Societies (AAFPS) is a regional organization of Members who are professionals involved in the research, diagnosis or treatment of pain. AAFPS aims to address the issues of relevance to pain clinicians in the Asia Australasian region.

Founded in Taiwan in 2011 the AAFPS is officially registered in Singapore as a non-profit Society. Our goal is to become the leading professional forum for science, practice, and education in the field of pain in the Asia Australasian region.


 Executive Board

The Executive Board serves a two-year term of office.

They provide leadership, wisdom, and creativity for the formulation of policy, progress, and practices that contribute to the understanding and knowledge of pain mechanisms and diagnosis of pain conditions.


 Executive Board Officers

AAFPS president photo


Professor Sang Chul Lee

President (Korea)




Prof Y C Tsai

President Elect (Taiwan)



Founding Board Members


Professor Yoji Saito (Japan)





Professor Robert van Seventer




AAFPS Constitution

Please download the document here to read.


Mission Statements / Goals

The aims and objectives of the Society are:

  1. To promote research and education into the clinical management of pain and advance the understanding and knowledge of pain mechanisms, characteristics and diagnosis of pain conditions
  2. To promote communication and co-operation among the NMS  in order to achieve greater awareness and knowledge of  the means of prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and management of pain and its effects on the individual
  3. To support improvement in the management of patients suffering from acute and chronic pain
  4. To foster cooperation between different countries and geographical areas through existing national organisations concerned with the objectives of AAFPS
  5. To encourage and assist in the formation of pain societies in countries without such
  6. To provide a forum for sharing experience and information for professionals from a range of specialties involved in pain management across the Asia-Australasia region
  7. To raise awareness and understanding of treatment options for pain amongst healthcare professionals and the public