Here we post relevant news, announcements, updates and general information concerning chronic pain
September 26th 2015 seen the launch of the Irish Pain Research Network (IPRN), a very exciting new initiative from the Irish Pain Society. The aim of the Irish Pain Research Network (IPRN) is to bring together all active pain researchers on the island of Ireland (North and South) for the purposes of sharing research results and ideas and facilitating cross-institutional collaboration in the area of pain research.
The National Centre for Arts and Health, Tallaght Hospital, presents an Art Therapy Support Group for people living chronic pain. Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy in which art materials are used for self-expression and reflection in the presence of a professionally trained art therapist.
Benefits can include:
* Fostering self-expression
* Improving self-acceptance and self-esteem
* Strengthening a sense of self
* Reducing stress
* Enhancing adaptive coping skills
* Gaining a sense of control over difficult emotions and life situations
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.