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NYU to Host Regional Patient Conference

TNA Conference Organizers
Patients are cordially invited to attend the Conference

New York University will host the Trigeminal Neuralgia Association (TNA) Regional Patient Conference and Continuing Education Course, April 30, 2005, at the NYU College of Dentistry, 345 East 24th Street, NYC, in Saklad Auditorium (first floor). TNA invites patients to attend, plus their family members and supporters who have an interest in the management of facial pain resulting from trigeminal neuralgia (TN) and other neuropathic facial pain conditions.

The conference also offers a Continuing Education session for physicians, dentists, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, dental hygienists, dental assistants and other allied health professionals to provide them with an understanding of trigeminal neuralgia and chronic facial pain disorders, the dental evaluation of patients, the diagnosis and management of classic TN and related facial pain, when a patient should be referred to a neurologist or neurosurgeon, and an understanding of the different surgical treatments for TN and chronic facial pain.

Register on-line at http://www.tna-support.org/. Continental breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee. The registration fee for patients may be reduced or waived for financial hardships. For further information or to request a conference brochure please call 800-923-3608.

Topics include: History of TN; Spectrum of Neuropathic Face Pain; Dentistry and TN: Before and After the Diagnosis; Medical Management; Principles & Concepts of Surgery; Microvascular Decompression; Percutaneous Procedures; Radiosurgery; Motor Cortex Stimulation, Case Studies and Q&A.

The Trigeminal Neuralgia Association is a national, non-profit association concerned with the plight of those who suffer from TN (trigeminal neuralgia) and other neuropathic facial pain. TN, also known as tic douloureux, is a disorder of the fifth cranial nerve causing episodes of intense, stabbing, electric shock-like pain in the areas of the face where the nerve is distributed. TN is not fatal but is considered to be one of the most painful afflictions known.

The conference is cosponsored by Winthrop University Hospital, New York University, and the Trigeminal Neuralgia Association's New York Support Groups.


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