Aug 30 2016 Posted: 09:08 IST

Leading experts will gather at the Irish Pain Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting in Dublin on Saturday, 3 September, to present and discuss the latest research findings on the management of joint pain.

In keeping with the International Association for the Study of Pain’s ‘Global Year Against Pain in the Joints’, the meeting will focus on advancing our understanding and treatment of joint pain. The day will appeal to a broad, multidisciplinary audience of scientists and healthcare professionals as the speakers will cover various topics ranging from advances in our understanding of the biological, psychological and social factors contributing to joint pain to new innovations in psychological and medical treatments for joint pain and how these research findings can be used to improve clinical practice

The national and international keynote speakers and topics covered at the Meeting will include:

  • Dr David Cabañero, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain – Basic Science of Joint Pain
  • Professor Candy McCabe, Bristol and Royal United Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK – Nursing and Joint Pain
  • Professor Geert Crombez, Ghent Univeristy, Belgium – Psychology and Joint Pain
  • Professor Krysia Dziedzic, Keele University, UK – Physiotherapy and Joint Pain
  • Professor Gerry Wilson, University College Dublin – Rheumatology and Pharmacology and Joint Pain
  • Professor Thomas Graven-Nielsen, Aalborg University, Denmark – Joint Pain Medicine

The day will also feature a poster presentation session and the Irish Pain Research Network Symposium, both of which provide an opportunity to showcase current pain research in Ireland. Poster presenters will compete for the Pain Research Medals in clinical and non-clinical pain research.

Professor David Finn from the Centre for Pain Research at NUI Galway and President of the Irish Pain Society, said: “I am really excited to be hosting this year’s Irish Pain Society meeting and anticipate a day filled with informative and thought-provoking talks covering the cutting edge of research on joint pain, as well as fruitful discussions and interactions with colleagues.”

The meeting will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Dublin and further details can be found at www.irishpainsociety.com.

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