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On February 27, 2017 the newly created Indian MYOPAIN Society became an offical Chapter of the International Myopain Society (IMS). According to founder, Dr. Deepak Sharan, the Indian chapter of the IMS was created for the benefit of healthcare professionals and patients in India, who manage soft tissue pain conditions such as fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndromes, chronic fatigue syndrome, masticatory myofascial pain syndrome, hypermobility syndrome, and other localized soft tissue pain disorders. Many of these conditions fall under the care of clinicians who specialize in arthritis and other autoimmune conditions.

The objectives of the Indian Chapter of the IMS are to perpetuate high quality international meetings, educational forums and facilitate research related to soft tissue pain. The Indian Myopain Society has been created to provide a structure to facilitate formal and informal interaction between health professionals from a variety of clinical and basic science disciplines in India.

The Indian Chapter is responsible for maintaining the frequency and quality of activity in the area they serve, and for identifying and promoting those activities of specific interest to their members. The Indian chapter also has responsibilities toward meeting the high standards of scientific endeavors and education of the International Myopain Society, which was founded in 1997. The organization will communicate with the IMS; submit annual financial and activity reports; report changes in officers and contact information; update chapter member lists; and adhere to IMS policies concerning chapter membership, meeting sponsorship, and management of funds.

It is with great enthusiasm that the Indian MYOPAIN Society announced that October 4-8, 2017, under the umbrealla of the IMS will partner with RECOUP to host the 10th MYOPAIN Congress in Banaglore, India. You are encouraged to register for this presitgious event and enjoy Indian hospitality at its finest!

Thailand succeeded in establishing the Thai Myopain Society and has recently initiated the process to become the Thai chapter of the International Myopain Society. In the last 2 years, the society has grown to 248 members.

Thai Myopain Society

The business meeting at the Eighth World Congress on Myofascial pain and Fibromyalgia, October 3-7, 2010 help in Toledo, Spain established an urgency to expand the distribution of knowledge of myopain conditions to all parts of the world by encouraging the establishment of regional chapter. Thus, on September 30, 2011, a multidisciplinary team of physicians and paramedical clinicians in Thailand succeeded in establishing the Thai Myopain Society as IMS Thai Chapter. The main objective of the chapter is to promote the knowledge, improve the skills, and understanding of soft tissue pain conditions with particular focus on myofascial pain and fibromyalgia, two of the most commonly overlooked chronic pain problems. In the last 2 years, the chapter has grown to 248 members and our annual scientific and mid-year meeting in the past was received a very good attendance and feedback. And our upcoming 2nd annual scientific meeting will be held in Bangkok, January, 25-26th, 2014. The connection, sharing and working together with IMS headquarter has boosted our confidence in moving forward.



Dr. Pradit Prateepavanich is the president of Thai Myopain Society (IMS Thai Chapter) and board committee of IMS. He is an Associate Professor, certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Family Medicine, and Public Law in Bangkok, Thailand. His main interest is in the field of chronic pain. He wrote two textbooks in Thai, one is Myofascial Pain Syndrome: a common problem in clinical practice and the other is a textbook on Fibromyalgia. He is the past-president of Thai Association for the Study of Pain (IASP Thai Chapter) and Association of South-East Asian Pain Societies. At present, Assoc Prof Pradit Prateepavanich is working in Bangkok, Thailand as a staff of PM&R department, consultant of Pain Clinic, Siriraj Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Mahidol University.