IMS brings together an international community of health care professionals, researchers, educators, and others to improve the care techniques and transform treatment method’s delivery to individuals suffering from soft tissue pain through the promotion and exchange of globally recognized state of the art research, education, and innovation in patient care. The International Myopain Society [IMS] formed in 1992 in Washington is a nonprofit, international, interdisciplinary medical organization comprising of research scientists, physicians, other health care professionals, individuals in training toward a health-related career, institutions, commercial companies and foundations interested in exchanging ideas, conducting research, or learning more about soft tissue pain syndromes like myofascial pain syndrome and fibromyalgia syndrome. The IMS is a membership organization providing service to the medical community and supporting International Myopain meetings. The IMS has a centralized administration that facilitates the organization regarding the outstanding international Myopain meetings and thereby contributes to the development of many regional symposia on myofascial pain syndrome and fibromyalgia syndrome. Their international Journal is a high-quality, quarterly scientific publication which was enjoyed its independent success for over five years before it was declared the official publication of the IMS. It is a Science Citation Index(SCI) referred journal and has been referred by more than 30 other indexing services. It is a source for reports of original research, scientific reviews, literature columns, research ideas, and professional interaction.
The IMS organizes social interactions between a variety of clinical and basic science disciplines through the Journal, website, international membership directory, and through coordinated work toward meeting mutual needs.