New advances in the diagnosis and treatment of common but often debilitating conditions such as migraine will be discussed at the Irish Pain Society’s annual scientific meeting at the Radisson Hotel on Saturday.
Experts on the assessment and management of headache and pain affecting the face and mouth will address the event.
Less common conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia which is associated with severe facial pain will also be discussed.
Clinical experts and scientists from a range of professional disciplines such as pain medicine, surgery, nursing, physiotherapy and psychology will present their research findings to an audience of scientists and health practitioners.
Dr Brian McGuire from the Centre for Pain Research at NUI Galway and a member of the Irish Pain Society committee, says persistent or chronic headache and orofacial pain cause a great deal of suffering and disability.
“We are very fortunate to have the Irish Pain Society meeting in Galway this year and the speakers include many world experts in the field of pain research, promising to be an outstanding scientific meeting.”
Further details may be had by logging onto www.irishpainsociety.com