Chronic pain is a major health care challenge. Approximately 20% of the world’s population has an on-going pain problem, many of whom are poorly served with currently available treatment modalities. Because pain affects the elderly disproportionally, it is becoming an increasingly important and expensive problem in our aging population. The growing use of neurotoxic drugs to treat cancer and infectious diseases, and the recognition of sexual dimorphism in both pain mechanisms and the clinical presentation of pain syndromes further emphasize the need to better understand the underlying mechanisms of acute and chronic pain, so that improved therapies can be offered to patients.
The second Challenge of Chronic Pain conference will discuss recent discoveries and current challenges in pain research, with a focus on translating basic research insights into new therapies. Advances in our understanding of peripheral and central pain mechanisms, pathways and processes will be highlighted. We will explore the clinical landscape of chronic pain and pain syndromes, the innovative approaches in target validation in animal and human studies, and their translation into novel therapeutic interventions.
This meeting is aimed at scientists, clinicians, and those working in industry or on translational research, interested in understanding chronic pain and improving the process from mechanism to therapy.
"Physicians worldwide, regardless of their nationality, strive to do what is best for their patients. The objective of the Salzburg Medical Seminars is to help physicians achieve their goals by providing free, state-of-the-art information and education in a neutral, non-threatening environment."
The OMI - Salzburg Medical Seminars (the Salzburg-Weill Cornell Seminars, the Salzburg-CHOP Seminars for Pediatrics, the Salzburg-Cleveland Seminars, the Salzburg-Duke Seminar and the Salzburg-Columbia Seminars) link physicians from leading American hospitals and their affiliated medical schools with physicians practicing in Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the former Soviet Union and other countries in transition.
Under the auspices of The American Austrian Foundation, the seminars are funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy and The Open Society Foundations, as well as corporate and individual donors.
From 1993 - 2004, the seminars took place at Schloss Leopoldskron, home of the Salzburg Seminars, an American foundation established in 1946 after World War II. From June 2005, the seminars were held at the newly renovated facility Schloss Arenberg, which was almost completely destroyed by fire in April 2009. During the reconstruction of Schloss Arenberg, seminars were held at Hotel Castellani in Salzburg. In April 2010 the Schloss Arenberg was newly renovated again.
Joint 55th Research and Innovations Medical Conference 2017
London England, UK
28–31 July 2017
Advances in Medical Research and Innovations in the New World.
Innovations and reforms in medicine and medical practice are global issues. This is due to advances in medical practice and education, and advent of new technology, which is widely available in society internationally in the past three decades. As a result, patients and society in general are becoming more informed about their own health and medical practice, and they are using their knowledge to question and challenge doctors and healthcare workers about their own health issues. In addition, people are now living longer in various communities as result of advances in medicine and medical technologies.
There is now enormous need and expectations from society for doctors and healthcare workers to keep abreast of all these new advances. This has resulted in the changing roles of doctors and healthcare workers in society. They are not only called upon to provide state of the art medical practice fit for the 21st century, but they are also expected to take part in teaching and research in order for them to maintain the challenges they face in medical practice and education in the 21st century. Hence the IAES Conference in Research and Innovations in Medicine and Healthcare will look at these challenges and advances in order to provide excellent medical care fit for the new millennium.
The Provisional Programme for the event can be seen below.