SPS Pain Specialist

The title “SPS Pain Specialist” is issued by the Swiss Pain Society and is valid for three years. Therapists and persons with this title are declared on a list here as “SPS Pain Specialist”. The title may appear under the signature on business stationery.

The title promotes the recognition of specific qualifications and competencies of SPS members in the field of pain medicine and does not affect the treatment fees in the health care system. The Society sees this title as an important step towards better recognition of pain medicine in Switzerland and towards quality promotion.

The title can only be acquired by SPS members. A current list of all SPS pain specialists can be viewed with the following link:

List of all SPS Pain Specialists

SPS Head of Department for member management

Dr Nicolas Mariotti

He examines all title and recertification applications together with the SPS committee.

Send applications to: info(a)swisspainsociety.ch

The following documents are necessary for proper examination of the title application according to the regulations:

  • completed application form
  • a short resume
  • a copy of the training diploma
  • a copy of the SPS membership confirmation
  • a copy of the diploma of an 80h pain course
    (click here for the current pain courses)

Please read carefully the regulations concerning the title (in German) and the regulations concerning the fees (in German) and send the application in PDF-form to info(a)swisspainsociety.ch.

The following documents are necessary for the recertification application to be processed according to the regulations after 5 years:

Please read the regulations regarding the title and the regulations regarding the fees carefully. (both in German)

Can title holders charge for anything special in pain therapy?

  • No. The title promotes the recognition of specific qualifications and competencies of SPS members in the field of pain medicine and does not influence treatment fees in the health care system. The Society sees this title as an important step towards better recognition of pain medicine in Switzerland and towards quality promotion.

How many continuing education points must be submitted for recertification?

  • 50 continuing education credits within the last 5 years