The information contained in the ACPA website and in communications from ACPA is made available with the understanding that ACPA is not engaged in rendering medical advice or recommendations. The contents of our website and communications are provided for informational purposes only and as a benefit and service in furtherance of the ACPA’s mission. This information should not be used as a substitute for necessary consultations with a qualified health care professional to meet your individual needs. Always consult a medically trained professional with questions and concerns you have regarding your medical condition. No patient-physician or patient-nurse relationship is intended to be created by ACPA making this information available to you.
Medical content is generated or reviewed by qualified members of the board of directors. Board members sign conflict of interest document annually; at this time none of these individuals have any conflicts of interest. In addition, it is against our editorial policy to print or post any material that promotes or endorses any medication, product, or facility.
The board of directors decides what content should be placed on the page, but I am the one that actually brings it to them. All content must fall within the mission of the American Chronic Pain Association. We review content on the page monthly (but as you know there is so much that it is difficult to catch everything. We just initiated a Member Advisory Committee and one of their charges it to review our web page as well. )
Content is approved for posting by the executive director and other staff and board members, as appropriate for the topic in question. Decisions are based on these principles: all content must support the mission of the American Chronic Pain Association; content must be relevant to and useful for people living with chronic pain; and content cannot endorse or promote any specific medication, product, or facility.
Content is reviewed quarterly or more often as relevant issues arise. A Member Advisory Committee also has been created and charged with reviewing the web site with respect to its value and accuracy for people living with chronic pain.