Neuropathic pain is the result of damage or disease to the nervous system. It has one face – that of suffering and distress – but its causes are many, including multiple sclerosis, diabetes, AIDS, cancer and nerve injuries.
Neuropathic pain affects more than one million Ontarians. Unfortunately, people suffering from neuropathic pain often have diffculty receiving proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
If these problems are to be addressed, Ontario must have a comprehensive strategy to deal with the many types of chronic pain, including neuropathic pain.
Towards an Ontario Strategy, a symposium being held during National Pain Awareness Week, will bring together patients, clinicians, researchers and other interested people to explore the possible shape an Ontario comprehensive pain strategy might take.
When: Tuesday, November 3, 2009 1:00-4:30p.m. Where: MaRS Auditorium 101 College Street, Toronto
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Refreshments will be served following the event
For more information or to RSVP please e-mail [email protected]