Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions (COPCs) Course 
Hosted on IASP's Pain Education Resource Center (PERC)

Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions (COPCs) can be a challenge for patients and healthcare providers. 
A biopsychosocial Approach to the Clinical Management of COPCs” is an educational activity designed to help providers understand and better manage patients with wide spread pain or multiple pain syndromes. More information on this activity is available at This activity is designated for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit and was developed by the Chronic Pain Research Alliance (CPRA) and the International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS). The lecture is hosted by the International Association of Pain (IASP) learning management system - PERC. IF YOU ARE AN IPPS MEMBER YOU GET FREE ACCESS TO THE COURSE AND CME. Contact to be provided with the access cododee to gain free access to the course today. If you have trouble accessing the course, simply follow the screenshot instructions below.

STEP 1: Go to and click on “Login”. Do this even if you are not an IASP member.

STEP 2: Log in with your IASP credentials, or if you do not have an IASP account, create a new non-member account.

STEP 3: After you log in, go to your profile (top of the page) and select the “Access Codes” tab. Enter: (code provided to you by IPPS) and click ‘Apply.’

STEP 4: Go back to the “Pain Education Resource Center” and ‘Browse’ for the lecture called ‘A Biopsychosocial Approach to the Clinical Management of Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions.’

STEP 5: First click on the course title as shown below in ‘1’, the video lecture will start. After you complete the lecture go back and click the ‘post-test’ evaluation ‘2’ followed by the survey ‘3’. Each section will highlight after the previous section is completed. All IPPS members will be able to receive the AMA credit by clicking ‘4’ without fee. Non IPPS members can receive CME credit after paying a $30 fee.


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