2014, Number 2
Rev Mex Anest 2014; 37 (2)
First national summit meeting of delegates of the Mexican Association for the Study and Treatment of Pain
Covarrubias-Gómez A, Guevara-López U, De Lille-Fuentes R, Ayón-Villanueva H, Gaspar-Carrillo SP, Nuche-Cabrera E, Martínez-Guerrero NO, Genis-Rondero MA
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ABSTRACTThe Mexican Association for the Study and Treatment of Pain (AMETD in Spanish) is a group of Mexican physicians from diverse fields in medicine. This association was formed in early eighties with the mission of promoting education about pain medicine to benefit the Mexican population. Whit this spirit, in early nineties, the AMETD joined the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) and became the Mexican chapter of this worldwide association. In late nineties the AMETD identified limitations about availability of opioid analgesics for people in pain and create the denominated «Group Cocoyoc» with the main objective of generate, in conjunction with government health authorities, diverse strategies to ensure a better opioid regulation for the Mexican Nation. Recently a group of delegates from 26 of 32 states identified current limitations about opioid availability and pain education in the country and established a group of recommendations oriented to solve this problems.