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15th World Congress on Pain, Buenos Aires

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(Excerpt from www.iasp-pain.org)

The World Congress on Pain is the premier congress devoted to the research and treatment of pain.

Every two years the Congress boasts a hearty program composed of refresher courses, plenary lectures, topical workshops and symposia, and poster presentations. The Scientific Program Committee determines the content and an esteemed faculty of experts from around the world conducts the sessions. A Local Arrangements Committee works with the Congress Secretariat and IASP to present receptions, dinners, and other social events in keeping with the host city’s culture.
Purpose and Objectives of the Congress

The World Congress on Pain is designed to:IASP logo

  • Provide a state-of-the-art overview of a wide range of topics in the area of pain
  • Offer practical reviews of current research and therapies
  • Provide continuing education credits for clinicians
  • Allow delegates to participate in formal and informal discussions with international experts on pain management and pain research

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The 1st World Congress on Abdominal and Pelvic Pain

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1st World Congress on Abdominal and Pelvic Pain website

Diary dates: 30 May – 1 June 2012. Beurs van Berlage. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

(Excerpt from the Official Congress website)

Word of welcome

It is a real pleasure to invite you to a very special meeting: The 1st World Congress on Abdominal and Pelvic Pain. This meeting will be a unique opportunity to talk with colleagues who are providing care to patients with abdominal and pelvic pain. Come and feel the recognition when listening to lectures of experts who will share with you the latest information on all the different aspects of abdominal and pelvic pain.

This meeting is organized by PUGO, IPPS and ConPP, all well known associations in the world of pelvic pain. The strength of these separate organizations is now bundled in this first world meeting. Continue Reading

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Definitions of pain

What is Pudendal Neuralgia (PN)?
Most simply put PN is Carpal Tunnel in the pelvis/buttocks. Compression of the Pudendal Nerve occurs after trauma to the pelvis and is aggravated with pressure. The pain is often described as a toothache like pain, with spasms, sensations of tingling, numbness, or burning. It can be very debilitating.

What is Neuropathic pain?
Neuropathic pain is the result of an injury or malfunction in the peripheral or central nervous system. The pain is often triggered by an injury, but this injury may or may not involve actual damage to the nervous system. More…

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