History

CPI (formerly Irish Chronic Pain Association) was founded in 1992 and since then has advocated strongly for better awareness, education and recognition of chronic pain.

History

CPI aimed to provide information and support to those living with chronic pain, their families and friends. Over the years CPI has run many campaigns both to create awareness amongst the general population of the condition and also to campaign for greater education and understanding within the medical profession.  CPI has demonstrated professional leadership in Ireland and throughout Europe by drawing attention to Chronic Pain and promoting new and better methods of dealing with the disease.  Recent years has seen a substantial development of global research, both physiological and psychological, into the mechanisms and effects of chronic pain.  There is increasing evidence to consider, study and treat chronic pain as a separate disease entity.

Awards

Irish Medical Times 2010 Best Educational Project - General Practice/Pharmacy - Reeling in the Pain

Irish Healthcare Awards 2011 - Best Patient Educational Project - Can you Feel my Pain? Campaign.