Approximately 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain at an estimated annual cost of approximately $600 billion.

— Institute of Medicine, Relieving Pain in America: a Blueprint for
Transforming Prevention, Care, Education and Research,

The UC Davis Center for Advancing Pain Relief leverages the vast expertise of scholars and scientists in medicine, nursing and other health-science disciplines, to discover and deliver the knowledge and tools to effectively help people manage pain and improve their quality of life.

Video: Advancing pain competencies around the world

The UC Davis Center for Advancing Pain Relief facilitated a half-day symposium of clinicians interested in improving global education in pain care Sept. 26, 2016, in Yokohama, Japan, in parallel with the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) World Congress on Pain. The meeting brought together 46 clinicians from 17 countries to share ideas about ways to better integrate pain education and pain care into the training of health care professionals.