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The Irish Pain Society Chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain is holding its 15th Annual Scientific Meeting on Saturday 26th September in Dublin. This event is only open to healthcare professionals and as 2015 is the Global Year Against Neuropathic Pain, the programme has a wealth of speakers from both Ireland and the UK. The event is CAI Awarded with 5.5 CPD points/6 NMBI credits.
The Irish Pain Society Chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain is holding its 14th Annual Scientific Meeting on Saturday 6th September in Dublin. This event is only open to healthcare professionals and will focus on Orofacial Pain Classification & Management. With a wealth of speakers from both Ireland and the UK the event is CAI Awarded with 5.5 CPD points/6 NMBI credits.
CPI welcomes the decision of Minister Alan Kelly TD to roll over funding for a further year for 23 of the 26 charities who were unsuccessful in the recent SSNO grant application.
The Minister’s Department will review the position of each charity over the forthcoming year.
Re: Funding from the Department of the Environment Community and Local Government.
For the past six years, Chronic Pain Ireland (CPI) has received a small amount of funding from the Department referred to above. The funding is managed by Pobal on behalf of the Department. Pobal manages publicly funded community programmes. The amount CPI received was in the region of €40,000 per annum.
Shingles (also know as herpes zoster) is a viral disease affecting nerves and surrounding skin. It is caused by the reactivation of the same virus that causes chickenpox.
Once you have had chickenpox, the virus remains dormant (inactive) in your nervous system. It can reactivate later in life and cause shingles. 95% of adults have had chickenpox. If you’ve ever had chickenpox, you could be at risk of developing shingles. Shingles tends to occur more frequently in people over the age of 50.