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International Pain Foundation records
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Description
The collection documents the founding and brief active history of the International Pain Foundation (IPF) through incorporation, organization, and management files; publicity; newsletter mock-ups; financial and accounting reports; fundraising correspondence; and proposals for research and education projects.
Background
In 1985, the Council of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) voted to create a non-profit foundation. The International Pain Foundation (IPF) was incorporated in Washington, D.C. on 15 August 1986 and headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with bylaws linking it closely to the IASP. It was a nonprofit, charitable and educational organization, with the primary goal to support public and professional education about pain disorders and their treatment. the IPF's motto, expressed in a 1987 editorial in the journal, Pain, was "Meeting a need for education in pain management". Its objectives and activities included supporting fellowships for training of research scientists and clinicians, funding visiting professorships, preparing educational materials for health professionals and scientists and for the general public, and sponsoring research and conferences on pain.
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0.4 Linear Feet (1 box)
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