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香港疼痛學會The Hong Kong Pain Society New Council 2011-2013New Council 2011-2013


Visceral pain is pain from internal organs and it is the one of the most common presentation of problems from internal organs. It is the most frequent form of clinically relevant pain and it is one of the most frequent reasons why patients seek medical attention. [1]

The “Sick Durer” which is a self-portrait of Albrecht Durer (1471-1528) – German printmaker, painter, and designer. [2]. On it Durer wrote “Do we der gelb fleck is und mit dem finger drawff dewt do is mire we” (There, where the yellow spot is located, and where I point my finger, there it hurts). This picture was sent to an out of town physician whom Durer had consulted. Though the illness remains unclear, and though the picture cannot be exactly dated. Durer was undoubtedly in pain. This illustrates that more than half a millennium before, pain may also be one of the common reason for seeking medical advices ......

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Upcoming event
Scientific Meeting : Chronic Opioid Therapy for persistent Non-cancer Pain: prescription Challenges
Dates : 30 / 7 / 2013 (7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
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Annual Scientific Meeting :
Dates : 30 / 9 / 2013 (8:30 am - 4:30 pm)
Venue : InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong
Preliminary topics: - Hypnosis for chronic pain management
- Visceral pain
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