|Pain and New Ways to Relieve
||National Cancer Institute/NIH Pain Consortium Science Writers’ Seminar
Chronic pain from conditions like arthritis, migraines, injuries and
cancer affects millions of people worldwide, depriving them of their
well-being and productivity. While existing drugs and other therapies
can ease discomfort for some, new approaches are needed to help those
who still suffer. This seminar will introduce reporters to some of the
latest therapies for pain, including a technique that has been dubbed
a molecular scalpel. Leaders in the field of pain management will present
their research, and a cancer patient will discuss her experience living
with severe chronic pain.
||Andrew Mannes, M.D. (NIH) — What
Ann O’Mara, Ph.D. (NIH) — New approaches to fighting
Michael J. Iadarola, Ph.D. (NIH) — Novel therapies
to treat severe pain
Jeffrey S. Mogil, Ph.D. (NIH grantee, McGill University) — The
genetics of pain
Blossom Patterson (breast cancer patient) — How
I’ve dealt with pain from metastatic breast cancer
||Wednesday, November 2, 2005, from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Join us for talks that will begin at 11 a.m., followed by a light lunch
served at noon. Additional talks and a Q&A session will conclude by 1:30
||NIH Campus, Natcher Conference Center, Room E1/E2, Bethesda,
Attendees are strongly encouraged to use Metro. The NIH campus can be easily
accessed via the Medical Center stop on the Metro’s Red Line. For transportation,
parking and security at NIH, go to http://www.nih.gov/about/visitorsecurity.htm.
||To register for the press briefing, please contact Dorie
Hightower or Ann Benner in the NCI Press Office at (301) 496-6641 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For More Information: http://painconsortium.nih.gov/ or www.cancer.gov
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