Special interest groups

Special interest groups exist to provide a subset of ASRA members the opportunity to organize for the purpose of sharing mutual interests in a specific area of regional anesthesiology, acute pain medicine, and/or chronic pain medicine.

Available special interest groups are:

Functional Medicine for Anesthesiologists and Pain Practitioners

Increases awareness and education of anesthesiologists and pain practitioners about the basic science and clinical applications of functional medicine in the perioperative surgical home and pain management and improves patient outcomes through application of functional medicine principles as an integral part of the multidisciplinary approach for the treatment of pain and chronic illness.


Allows pain management specialists to define and prioritize the education, practice, and research needs pertinent to a pain medicine practice.


Promotes the advancement of neuromodulation in the treatment of chronic pain and provides leadership in the responsible and safe use of neuromodulation therapies.

Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, and Clinical Nurse

Dedicated to improving the quality of care provided to patients requiring pain management, regional anesthesia, and palliative care and to advancing the role of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and clinical nurses in the clinical setting. 

Pediatric Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management

Improves awareness of RA techniques and pain management among pediatric anesthesiologists and establishes best practice analgesic pathways for various pediatric surgical procedures.

Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Allows regional anesthesiologists with an interest in perioperative ultrasound to advance the knowledge and expand the scientific body of perioperative point-of-care ultrasound aimed at improving the care of patients undergoing procedures involving regional anesthesia.

Regenerative Pain Medicine

Helps members understand the scientific basis of regeneration medicine and promote the development of evidence-based clinical applications to relieve chronic pain.

Ultrasonography in Pain Medicine

Formed in response to the growing interest in the use of ultrasound-guided techniques in various pain management procedures.