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Friday, April 20, 2007

NIH Pain Consortium Meeting to Look at Advances in Pain Research

What: Leading pain researchers will discuss advances in understanding and managing pain at a one-day symposium sponsored by the NIH Pain Consortium. Presentations will cover neuropathic pain, visceral pain, inflammatory pain and treatment-induced pain. A poster session will feature work by junior investigators. Researchers, health care providers, reporters and the public are invited to attend this free meeting.

When: Tuesday, May 1, 2007
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where: NIH Campus
Masur Auditorium
Building 10, Clinical Center
Bethesda, Maryland 20892

Who: Featured speakers include a dozen NIH-supported researchers, the directors of the NIH neurology and nursing institutes, NIH pain research program directors and a representative of the American Pain Society.

Info: An agenda, directions and registration information are available at

The NIH Pain Consortium was established to enhance pain research and promote collaboration among the many institutes and centers with programs and activities addressing pain. The Consortium is co-chaired by the directors of the dental, neurology and nursing institutes, and includes representatives from about 20 NIH institutes and centers. For more information about the NIH Pain Consortium, see

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