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The National Association of Pain Medicine (NAPM)

The National Association of Pain Medicine (NAPM)

CHAPTER LEADERSHIP

  • Avetis Avetisyan, MD, PhD, MBA, Neurologist, Founding President and National Association of Pain Medicine (Chapter President). Email: doctoravetisyan@gmail.com
  • Khachik Petrosyan, MD, Vice President and Board Member of National Association of Pain Medicine. Email: doctorkhachikpetrosyan@gmail.com
  • Nare Hambardzumyan, MD, Secretary and Board Member of National Association of Pain Medicine. Email: narehhambardzumyan@gmail.com
  • Armen Voskanyan, Biophysicist, Candidate of biological sciences, Advisor to the President on Science and Board Member of National Association of Pain Medicine. Email: arminvosking@gmail.com
  • Petros Manukyan, MD, Surgeon, Healthcare Organizer, Advisor to the President on Public Health and Board Member of National Association of Pain Medicine. Email: pmanukyan1964@gmail.com
  • Meline Tovmasyan, MD, Endocrinologist, Board Member of National Association of Pain Medicine. Email: doctortovmasyan@yahoo.com
  • Stepan Grigoryan, MD, DSCI, Professor, Board Member of National Association of Pain Medicine. Email: sgrigoryan@mail.com
  • Karen Galoyan, MD, PhD, Board Member of National Association of Pain Medicine. Email: karen.galoyan.a@gmail.com
  • Nelson Harutyunyan, MD, Anesthesiologist-reanimatologist, Spine specialist, Board Member of National Association of Pain Medicine. Email: nelsdoc@yahoo.com
  • Karen Tonoyan, MD, Anesthesiologist-reanimatologist, Board Member of National Association of Pain Medicine. Email: drtonoyan25@gmail.com
  • Sevak Badalyan, MD, Neurosurgeon, Board Member of National Association of Pain Medicine. Email: badalyan88@gmail.com

The National Association of Pain Medicine (NAPM) was founded in March 2020 by Dr. Avetis Avetisyan MD, PhD, MBA, a neurologist and current President of NAPM. Dr. Avetisyan has been dealing with issues of Pain Medicine since 2010, being a clinical resident. His PhD thesis is devoted to the Quality of Life and Mental Health of Patients with Neuropathic Pain. His master’s thesis in business administration is dedicated to the creation and development of pain centers in Armenia, and he managed to create one such center. Unfortunately, the creation of the Association in 2020 coincided with the beginning of the Covid-19 Pandemic in Armenia and the problems related to it. In the background of that, a number of strategic issues became more important and the NAPM team could not demonstrate the activities it was planning. However, starting from 2022, it actively began to gather new momentum.

Mission: The Comprehensive and Global Development of Pain Medicine in Armenia.

Objectives:

• Ethical and legal regulation of the educational and scientific-practical sphere of Pain Medicine.
• Creation of an Evidence-Based and modern School of Pain.
• Consolidation of Pain Specialists.
• Publicizing the Problem and Burden of Pain
• Development of a Comprehensive National Strategic Plan for Pain Management

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