For immediate release: April 8, 2013
Contact: Chuck Weber - 262.473.3018
NINDS Director Story Landis, Ph.D. Is Keynote Speaker
GLENVIEW, April 8, 2013 – The 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society will convene May 8-11 at the New Orleans Convention Center. APS is the leading multidisciplinary professional organization in the United States dedicated to advancing pain-related research, education, treatment and team-oriented professional practice.
More than 1,000 scientists and clinicians specializing in pain and pain management are expected to attend. Plenary, panel and poster sessions will cover a wide range of topics on diagnosis, treatment and management of acute and chronic pain conditions. Pain research also is a major focus of the meeting. The nation's leading pain researchers will present their discoveries in the scientific sessions.
This year's keynote speaker is Story Landis, Ph.D., director, National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. In her address, Dr. Landis will cover the future of pain research and highlight significant advances in pain research as well as the challenges facing researchers and funding agencies in setting priorities in times of fiscal uncertainty.
Pain and aging is the topic of another plenary session address, which will be given by geriatric pain researcher Keela Heer, Ph.D., R.N. Dr. Herr will assess ways the U.S. health care system can provide quality pain care to the burgeoning older adult population and relate a research agenda to improve recognition and evaluation of pain in all older adults.
Panel symposia during the conference will include sessions on pain management for wounded armed service personnel, treatment of co-occurring pain and substance use disorder and herbal marijuana for treating pain.
For more information about the meeting, contact Chuck Weber at 262.473.3018 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The meeting program describing all sessions is available on the APS website, www.americanpainsociety.org
Journalists interested in covering the APS meeting should contact Chuck Weber at 262.473.3018 or email@example.com, to obtain media credentials and receive complimentary advance registration.
About the American Pain Society
Based in Glenview, Ill., the American Pain Society (APS) is a multidisciplinary community that brings together a diverse group of scientists, clinicians and other professionals to increase the knowledge of pain and transform public policy and clinical practice to reduce pain-related suffering. APS was founded in 1978 with 510 charter members. From the outset, the group was conceived as a multidisciplinary organization. The Board of Directors includes physicians, nurses, psychologists, basic scientists, pharmacists, policy analysts and others. For more information on APS, visit www.americanpainsociety.org.