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|Medical Observer, May 1992|
1986. February, Manila was recovering from a coup d’etat when Dr. Cenon R. Cruz flew to the US to start his extensive studies in pain management. As a visiting clinician, he was made to apply as a member of the IASP. It was to everyone’s amusement when they found our Dr. Cruz was a founding member of the IASP. Even Dr. Cruz had forgotten about his previous membership ten years before.
About the Logo
The logo of the Pain Society of the Philippines is based on the schematic diagram of the central biasing mechanism, showing the cortex, thalamus, brainstem and spinal cord. The black outline symbolizes the reality and immensity of the pain problems in the world. The red color symbolizes the sufferings of all those who are in pain. The yellow color symbolizes the rays of hope and advances that science can offer in the relief of pain.
In 1987, when the Pain Society of the Philippines was known only as the IASP (Philippine Chapter) the logo was encircled by the words "International Association for the Study of Pain." At the base were the words "Philippine Chapter" together with the year 1987.
When Prof. John D. Loeser, incoming President of the IASP (1993), visited Manila in September 1989, he suggested we give the Philippine Chapter a proper name.
Beginning December 1989, the Philippine chapter came
to be known as the Pain Society of the Philippines with
its present logo displayed on all its printed materials.
--History from: Souvenir program of the First National Convention on Pain Medicine (27-28 March 1992)
|Cancer Pain Control Study Group report, 2001|
Chapter Exhibit Panel (PDF version) as it was presented at the 9th World Congress on Pain (Vienna, 1999)
IASP Philippines Chapter information (mailing address, officers, meetings, journal, etc.)
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John C. Liebeskind History of Pain Collection
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