Neuropathic Pain Editor’s message 2012
What’s new in the management of neuropathic pain?
Several recommendations regarding the pharmacological treatment of neuropathic pain have been published in the literature1-6. Overall, there are few differences ......
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Message from the President
Warm greetings to our members.

It is my honour to be elected as the President of the Hong Kong Pain Society. Being a true multidisciplinary professional organization, the Hong Kong Pain Society is committed to promote the knowledge and expertise among the health care professionals in the alleviation of pain, as well as the awareness and understanding among the public towards patients suffering from various kinds of painful disorders.

I am glad to be involved throughout the conceptualization, preparation and formation of the Society. As symbolized by our logo, the Society depends very much on the support from all our members to continue to bloom and grow.

I would like to congratulate the members of the Editorial Board for the successful publication of this first issue of our electronic newsletter. I hope this will serve as another means of communication between us.

Best regards,
Dr Steven Wong
Hong Kong Pain Society

Quick facts on Neuropathic Pain
Neuropathic pain can comprise of Negative and Positive symptoms:
Negative symptoms: Partial or complete loss of sensation
Positive symptoms: Dyesthesia
Pain (allodynia or hyperalgesia)

Neuropathic pain can arise from damage to Peripheral or Central Nervous Systems:
Peripheral Nervous Systems: Painful diabetic neuropathy
Postherpetic neuralgia
Lumbar radioculopathy
Central Nervous Systems: Stroke
Spinal Cord Injury
Multiple Sclerosis

Event Highlight
HKPS membership

There are many forms of membership plans for our society. Lifetime membership offers single time payment ($3000) and saves the trouble of annual renewal ($300). Benefits of members:

  • Discounted price on conferences and meetings
  • Conference grant
  • Regular newsletters

Please click on: http://www.hkpainsociety.org/ memberships.html for details and membership form.

IASP membership

IASP brings together scientists, clinicians, health care providers, and policy makers to stimulate and support the study of pain and to translate that knowledge into improved pain relief worldwide. Founded in 1973, IASP is the world’s largest multidisciplinary organization focused specifically on pain research and treatment.

For more information, including the IASP Application for Membership, please visit: www.iasp-pain.org or contact them at iaspdesk@iasp-pain.org

Please visit www.hkpainsociety.org for details