Robert Edwards, PhD, MSPH, is Associate Professor. Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine at Harvard University. He is also a staff psychologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Pain Management Center. At PAINWeek 2014, Dr. Edwards contributed to the American Pain Society’s program track on women’s pain concerns. He also delivered a course on the biopsychosocial aspects of pain catastrophizing. Here are his observations on why PAINWeek is an essential forum for improving the delivery of pain management!