February 2021
Annual Membership Meeting
Despite all of the setbacks in 2020, IVAPM was busier than ever. We want to share all of our great accomplishments and outline all of the wonderful things to come! 

Join us virtually on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 1:00 pm EST.

Meeting ID: 847 3544 7101
Passcode: IVAPM
IVAPM's Pain Management Forum

The first annual Pain Management Forum (PMF) hosted by the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM) in conjunction with, the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians (AARV) will now take place April 3-5, 2022 in Denver, Colorado.

At this meeting you will have access to hundreds of veterinary professionals all advocating for the best practices in the treatment of animals in pain.
What's New?
Your New Membership Platform
The time has FINALLY come! Our new membership platform will launch the week of Feb. 15, 2021. We are in the final stages of testing and adjusting now to ensure everything is in great working order.

Yes, things will look and feel different but this change is a GOOD thing so please give it some time! An email will be sent to all of you the week of Feb. 8, 2021 detailing the steps you all need to take to set up your new profiles in the new system so please be on the look out for that. Its of the utmost importance for you all to set up those new profiles as that is how you will login in to view the member portal!

We are here to help in the transition so if you have any questions when you receive that email contact us at Info@IVAPM.org.
IVAPM Board Nominations

Have you ever wanted to get involved with IVAPM but not sure how? Do you know someone who is REALLY wanting to get more involved? Here is your chance! Service on the IVAPM Board of Directors is an opportunity to help drive the decisions of our association and shape the future of animal pain management, prevention and treatment within veterinary communities, both nationally and internationally.

This year, we have the following open positions: 

  • President-Elect (six-year commitment; two-years as President-Elect, President, Past-President) 
  • Position Prerequisites:
  • A minimum of 2 years involved with IVAPM as a Current or Former Board Member and/or a current or former Committee Member.
  • A current member of IVAPM in good standing

  • 4 Director At-Large positions (four-year commitment) 
  • Position Prerequisites:
  • A current member of IVAPM in good standing

The IVAPM Board of Directors includes representation from all aspects of the pain management field, and this year we would like the 2021 nominees to have an area of expertise in, but not limited to, these following categories:

  • Alternative Medicine
  • International (outside of North America)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Anesthesia
  • General Practice
  • Other

Participation on the IVAPM Board of Directors requires: 
  • Attending monthly teleconference meetings (typically 30-45 minutes in length)
  • Attending one to two in-person meetings annually, two days in length usually in conjunction with major veterinary conferences 
  • Responding to emails consistently and in a timely manner 
  • Participating in discussions to create and drive ideas and initiatives
  • Participating in committee work and other projects as needed 
  • Expecting to spend up to four to six hours per month addressing BOD issues as needed aside from the above-mentioned teleconferences. 

Additional responsibilities specific to executive board members are as follows:

  • The President-Elect shall temporarily perform the duties of the President when the President is unable to be present or perform his/her duties.
  • The President-Elect shall oversee committee chairpersons, ensure the timely submission of yearly written reports, serve as an Ex-Officio on the IVAPM Foundation Board of Directors, providing Foundation updates and information, and perform additional duties applicable to the position. 
Complete the nomination form no later than 
Friday, February 12, 2021

Event & Education Corner

Make sure you all save the dates for these upcoming IVAPM/VIN Rounds! For Animal Pain Awareness Month (September) we will be launching 2 Rounds so stay tuned as topics and speakers will be announced soon.

  • April 15, 2021
  • June 27, 2021
  • September 2, 2021
  • September 23, 2021
Join us Thursday, February 25 at 12:00 pm EST with Dr. Larissa Ozeki
for Integrative pain medicine in cats - Experiences from a feline-only practice. Moderated by Dr. Beatriz Monteiro.

If you have missed any of our IVAPM-Live! meetings, the recordings are available on your membership portal. 

These short events are a great way to learn up-to-date pain management information in a comfortable setting - join the discussion!

If you would like to present a topic, please email Info@IVAPM.org
Call For Case Reports!
SPECIAL NOTE: Due to COVID-19 the Case Report Presentations will now take place at IVAPM’s Pain Management Forum (PMF) April 3-5, 2022, in Denver, CO. 

Sooo....Do you want to lecture, but don’t have experience? Do you have something really great to share? This is the perfect time to start thinking about submitting a case report for the IVAPM case report contest.

If you are interested please email Wendy Dox at Info@IVAPM.org and submit your topic and receive presentation instructions. 

Case reports presentations will be Monday April 4, 2022 from 6:00-9:00 PM. The winner will receive a cash prize and recognition at the IVAPM Pain Symposium Awards Ceremony.
The deadline for you to submit your topic is Monday, January 11, 2022
For any questions, please email Info@IVAPM.org