Membership Benefits

The Texas Pain Society (TPS) was established in 1989, and our membership of over 350 pain practitioners represents the practice of pain medicine in Texas, with a seat on the Texas Medical Association’s House of Delegates.

TPS is a 501(c) 6 non-profit organization with a mission to be the primary organization of pain medicine practitioners in the State of Texas, representing the interests of patients, the public, physicians, and others involved in the care of Texans who suffer from pain.

TPS has a well-connected membership that forms a united voice for pain management and a board of directors that works tirelessly to improve the practice of pain management -- not only in Texas but also at the federal level. There many benefits of joining TPS include:

  • Professional networking opportunities, with face-to-face interactions at local and state-wide events
  • Increased access to a broader referral basis and to physician colleagues 
  • The sharing and exchanging of pain medicine-related articles
  • Collaboration on ideas and issues through the Community Member-Only Forum 
  • Updates on Texas legislation and regulatory changes
  • A feeling of community 

The benefits of practice management membership include: 

  • Resources like informed consent and drug testing policy templates and a controlled substance record book
  • White papers for best practices
  • Legal referrals
  • Consulting assistance

The perks of a TPS membership also include CME:

  • Four hours of pain-specific CME at TexMed each spring
  • Over 15 hours of pain-specific CME each fall a the TPS Scientific Meeting
  • Multiple one-hour CME dinner programs at local chapters
  • Three hours of pain-specific CME at the TSA annual meeting each fall
  • Special member pricing on Texas Pain Foundation's CME site

Additionally, TPS is a stakeholder with the TMA, TMB, TSB Pharmacy, TDI-WC, the Texas Legislature, and other political entities. TPS has a strong and well-respected voice in Texas politics and is directly involved in working with these various groups on issues relating to pain management. TPS is also pleased to have a partnership with PedsPal GPO. Find out more here.